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There has been a barrage of negative rhetoric around credit markets for some time now. Bad news certainly sells, but it appears much balance has been lost in the often-blunt assessments market observers and participants offer up. In this paper we attempt to bring more context to the debate, while willingly acknowledging that we would certainly avoid some sub-sectors of global credit markets. But hasn’t that always been the case, no different to equity and property investment? The skill of a good active manager is choosing which to be in and which to avoid over time.

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Kapstream launches active ETF on Chi-X exchange

Kapstream became one of the first to launch an active fixed income ETF on the 15th October 2019. Listed as ‘XKAP’ and forming part of the ActiveX ETF range offered by partners Fidante, it makes the flagship ‘Kapstream Absolute Return Income Fund’ available for the first time within a listed vehicle. A short video featuring senior portfolio manager Dan Siluk introducing the ETF can be viewed by clicking on the title link above, and the associated media release can be viewed here.

For more detail about the listed ActiveX Kapstream Absolute Return Income Fund (Managed Fund), please click here.

Kapstream cuts retail fees on flagship fund

In collaboration with Fidante (as Responsible Entity), Kapstream recently completed a review of the fees charged to retail investors in the Kapstream Absolute Return Income Fund, determining to reduce the fee from 0.70% to 0.55% with effect from 1st October 2019.

The formal disclosure notice can be found here, with a short article also appearing in the Financial Standard here.

Kapstream awarded Australian Credit Fund Manager of the Year... for the second year running!

Kapstream is honoured to be voted Australian Credit Fund Manager of the Year by KangaNews, for the second year running. The award is based on the votes of market participants through a thorough and intensive polling of those involved in the Australian and New Zealand debt markets. “To be recognised by industry peers, investors and partners in credit markets for a second year running is a great privilege and acknowledges our framework of active management through credit macro positioning, relative value trading and fundamental analysis”, said Raymond Lee, Managing Director and Head of Credit at Kapstream.”

Kapstream appoints analyst, promotes internally

Kapstream Capital welcomed a new credit analyst this week and announced internal promotions for three of its investment team members.

KangaNews Awards 2017 - Kapstream awarded Australian Credit Fund Manager of the Year!

Kapstream is honoured to be voted Australian Credit Fund Manager of the Year by KangaNews, which since their inception in 2007 remain entirely based on the votes of market participants through a thorough and intensive polling of those involved in the Australian and New Zealand debt markets. “As one of the most active fixed income managers in Australia, Kapstream has earned its place as one of the most reputable participants in domestic credit markets, and to be recognised for this by our industry peers and partners is a great privilege”, said Raymond Lee, Head of Credit and Senior Portfolio Manager at Kapstream.

Key Fixed Income Decisions & Themes

Kumar Palghat outlines the key themes and decisions investors face in thinking about fixed income portfolios.

Portfolio Managers Nick Maroutsos and Dan Siluk ring the NYSE Opening Bell!

In celebration of the successful November 2016 launch of the Janus Henderson Short Duration Income ETF (NYSE: VNLA, managed under the Kapstream/Janus Henderson Global Macro Fixed Income flagship ‘cash plus 2-3%’ strategy), Nick Maroutsos and Dan Siluk were invited to ring the opening bell at the NYSE on Tuesday 10th October.

Kapstream mindset and the swinging pendulum

, Kapstream 2016 Adviser Roadshow

Kumar Palghat discusses the mindset of the Kapstream team in constructing the portfolio.

Why we like credit as an asset class

, Kapstream 2016 Adviser Roadshow

Raymond Lee, Head of Credit and Portfolio Manager at Kapstream Capital, discusses the team’s view on credit and how it feeds into current portfolio positioning.

Will low interest rates save the economy?

Steve Goldman and James Bloom from Kapstream penned an article for Switzer around the long term effects of prolonged low interest rates. Click on the link to find out more.

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