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  Smarter Money Active Cash Fund affirmed 'A' by Australia Ratings 

Smarter Money Active Cash Fund affirmed ‘A’ by Australia Ratings

 Melbourne, 30 September 2014 – Australia Ratings has affirmed its credit rating of ‘A’ to the units issued by the Smarter Money Active Cash Fund (the Fund). A rating of ‘A’ represents a high degree of creditworthiness on the rating scale used by Australia Ratings. The rating primarily reflects the credit quality of the Fund’s investments as well as the experience and skill of the investment manager, Smarter Money Investments.

Australia Ratings analyst Chris Dalton said “over the last twelve months the Smarter Money Active Cash Fund has continued to maintain an actively managed, liquid and high credit quality portfolio of deposits and fixed income securities”.  Dalton also said “investors in the Fund have a low exposure to volatility arising from changes in interest rates and the credit risk of the portfolio is actively managed and only investing in investment grade securities.”

The units provide investors with a periodic distribution of income and a return of principal via a redemption request. Australia Ratings has also affirmed its Product Complexity Indicator of ‘BLUE” to the Fund’s units to indicate that an investment in the units represents a relatively straightforward type of fixed interest investment. 

A full rating report is available here.

Chris Dalton, Managing Director


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Australia Ratings is Australia’s local credit rating agency with over 55years of experience in assessing and rating credit risk. Australia Ratings was formed in 2010 following regulatory reforms to the operation of credit rating agencies in Australia. Australia Ratings Pty Limited holds Australia Financial Services License No. 346138.

Rating opinions of Australia Ratings are determined by its analytical team in accordance with its rating methodology.  The Board of Australia Ratings, whose members include Jarrod Brown, Chris Dalton and Mike Dontschuk, oversee the application of Australia Ratings rating methodology and the integrity of the rating process.


What an Australia Ratings Credit Rating and Product Complexity Indicator (PCI) mean




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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