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  Mason Stevens Credit Fund affirmed at ‘BBB’  

Mason Stevens Credit Fund affirmed at ‘BBB’ by Australia Ratings

 Melbourne, 11 July 2014 – Australia Ratings has affirmed its credit rating of ‘BBB’ on the units issued by the Mason Stevens Credit Fund (“the Fund”). Over its first 12 months, the Fund has outperformed its objective whilst building a diversified portfolio.

The rating primarily reflects the weighted average credit quality of the Fund’s investments.

Australia Ratings analyst Chris Cudsi said “Investors in the Mason Stevens Credit Fund benefit from a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities across a range of maturities”.  Mr Cudsi also said “In the 12 months to end May 2014, the Fund achieved a total return of 9.44%, exceeding cash returns of 2.58%.”

A rating of ‘BBB’ represents that the Fund has a moderate level of protection against loss from credit risk on the rating scale used by Australia Ratings for fixed income funds.

The units provide investors with a quarterly distribution of income and a return of principal via a redemption request. Australia Ratings has also assigned its Product Complexity Indicator of ‘YELLOW to the Fund’s units to indicate that an investment in the units represents a complex type of fixed interest investment. 

A full rating report is available from www.australiaratings.com.

Mason Stevens Credit Fund was launched in May 2013 and is managed by Mason Stevens Asset Management, part of the Mason Stevens Group.

For more information contact:

Chris Cudsi, Director


0403 751 040

03 8080 6684




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Highest creditworthiness


Very high creditworthiness


High creditworthiness


Moderate creditworthiness


Modest creditworthiness


Vulnerable creditworthiness


Highly Vulnerable creditworthiness


Extremely vulnerable creditworthiness


Very high probability of default




A very complex investment product


A more complex investment product


A complex investment product


A relatively simple investment product


A plain vanilla investment product














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