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OVERVIEW

Fund Objective

QPON aims to track the performance of an index (before fees and expenses) that measures the performance of a portfolio of some of the largest and most liquid senior floating rate bonds issued by Australian banks.

Fund Strategy

Eligible bonds must have amounts outstanding of at least $500 million and a term to maturity of between 1 to 5 years, with up to 80% of the portfolio allocated to bonds issued by the ‘big 4’ Australian banks (equal weighted) and up to 20% of the portfolio allocated to other major Australian banks.

Benefits of QPON

Regular, attractive income

Income paid monthly, and expected to exceed the income paid on cash and short-dated term deposits. If interest rates increase, so too does the income you receive and vice versa.

Capital stability

Australian bank senior floating rate bonds historically have had a high level of capital stability, and limited capital variability in equity market declines.

Defensive characteristics

Floating rate bonds have historically exhibited low correlation to equities, as well as defensive characteristics during market declines.

How to Invest

  • You can buy or sell units just like you’d buy or sell any share on the ASX.
  • Fund requires no minimum investment.

KEY FACTS

Pricing Information 23 September 2021

Current Price
Last Trade* -
% Change (prev day) -
Bid (delayed) -
Offer (delayed) -
* Data is delayed by at least 20 minutes.
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NAV
NAV/Unit* $25.97
* As at 22 September 2021

Profile

Net Assets* ($A) $698,971,728
Units Outstanding* (#) 26,911,365
Mgmt Costs** (% p.a.) 0.22%
Distribution Frequency Monthly
Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) Full or partial participation available
Issuer BetaShares Capital Ltd
Fund Administrator Citigroup Pty Limited
Custodian Citigroup Pty Limited
Registry Link Market Services
Auditor KPMG
* As at 22 September 2021
**Certain additional costs apply. Please refer to PDS.

Trading Information

ASX Code QPON
Bloomberg Code QPON AU
IRESS Code QPON.AXW
Trading Hours 10.00-16.00 (AEST)

Index Information

Index Solactive Australian Bank Senior Floating Rate Bond Index
Index Provider Solactive AG
Index Ticker N/A
Bloomberg Index Ticker SOLAUSFR Index
Index Methodology

Portfolio Characteristics

Running Yield (% p.a.)
Average coupon (weighted by market value) of the bonds in the portfolio, divided by the current market price of the bonds. Provides an indication of expected current income from making an investment at market price. This value will vary over time as interest rates change.
0.77 % p.a.
Yield to Maturity (% p.a.)
Total expected return from the bond portfolio, based on current bond prices and assuming no change in prevailing interest rates. This value will vary over time. Reflects annualised costs and benefits associated with FX-hedging, where relevant.
0.30 % p.a.
Average Maturity (yrs)
Average (weighted by market value) length of time until the current bonds in the portfolio mature.
2.92 yrs
Modified Duration (yrs)
A measure of the sensitivity of the portfolio’s value to a change in interest rates. For example, a Modified Duration of 0.15 years implies that a 1% rise in the reference interest rate will reduce the value of the portfolio by 0.15%.
0.11 yrs
Average Credit Rating
Average credit rating for the bonds in the portfolio. Source: Bloomberg
A+
As at 23 September 2021

Portfolio Holdings

Name Weight (%)
WESTPAC BANKING CORP FRN APR-24 10.0
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA FRN JAN-24 10.0
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LTD FRN JAN-25 9.8
WESTPAC BANKING CORP FRN AUG-24 9.8
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD FRN JAN-25 9.5
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA FRN AUG-23 9.3
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LTD FRN AUG-24 9.2
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD FRN AUG-26 7.9
BANK OF QUEENSLAND LTD FRN FEB-23 5.0
BETASHARES AUSTRALIAN HIGH INT 4.9
Ticker Name Weight (%) Asset Class Sector Country Currency Shares/Unit (#) Market Value (AUD) Notional Value (AUD) Maturity Date Coupon (%) YTM (%) Modified Duration
WSTP 0 04/24/24 Corp WESTPAC BANKING CORP FRN APR-24 10.0 Bonds Financials Australia AUD 68,200,000 $69,917,958 $69,917,958 2024-04-24 3.2211 0.5660 0.0784
CBAAU 0 01/11/24 Corp COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA FRN JAN-24 10.0 Bonds Financials Australia AUD 68,200,000 $69,810,884 $69,810,884 2024-01-11 3.1933 0.4738 0.0391
ANZ Float 01/16/25 Corp AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LTD FRN JAN-25 9.8 Bonds Financials Australia AUD 67,700,000 $68,798,433 $68,798,433 2025-01-16 1.6517 0.7875 0.0583
WSTP 0 08/16/24 Corp WESTPAC BANKING CORP FRN AUG-24 9.8 Bonds Financials Australia AUD 67,000,000 $68,248,545 $68,248,545 2024-08-16 2.5252 0.6593 0.1392
NAB Float 01/21/25 Corp NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD FRN JAN-25 9.5 Corporate Bond Financials Australia AUD 65,100,000 $66,161,130 $66,161,130 2025-01-21 1.67 0.7964 0.0667
AU3FN0044046 Corp COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA FRN AUG-23 9.3 Bonds Financials Australia AUD 64,300,000 $65,306,938 $65,306,938 2023-08-16 2.555 0.3529 0.1388
ANZ Float 08/29/24 Corp AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LTD FRN AUG-24 9.2 Bonds Financials Australia AUD 63,400,000 $64,370,337 $64,370,337 2024-08-29 1.655 0.6639 0.1749
NAB Float 08/24/26 Corp NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD FRN AUG-26 7.9 Corporate Bond Financials Australia AUD 55,000,000 $54,943,075 $54,943,075 2026-08-24 0.4244 1.2116 0.1586
BQDAU 0 02/03/23 Corp BANK OF QUEENSLAND LTD FRN FEB-23 5.0 Bonds Financials Australia AUD 34,260,000 $34,703,496 $34,703,496 2023-02-03 2.8445 0.3200 0.1024
AAA AT BETASHARES AUSTRALIAN HIGH INT 4.9 Equities Financials Australia AUD 680,000 $34,047,600 $34,047,600
BENAU Float 12/02/25 Corp BENDIGO & ADELAIDE BANK LTD FRN DEC-25 4.7 Bonds Financials Australia AUD 33,000,000 $33,025,575 $33,025,575 2025-12-02 0.54 1.1530 0.1807
MQGAU Float 12/09/25 Corp MACQUARIE BANK LTD FRN DEC-25 4.7 Bonds Financials Australia AUD 33,000,000 $33,012,375 $33,012,375 2025-12-09 0.5 1.1230 0.1998
SUNAU Float 09/15/26 Corp SUNCORP-METWAY LTD FRN SEP-26 3.4 Bonds Financials Australia AUD 23,500,000 $23,459,698 $23,459,698 2026-09-15 0.4919 1.3012 0.2158
SUNAU Float 02/24/26 Corp SUNCORP-METWAY LTD FRN FEB-26 1.0 Bonds Financials Australia AUD 7,000,000 $7,002,660 $7,002,660 2026-02-24 0.47 1.1349 0.1588
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* As at 22 September 2021. Excludes cash

Sector Allocation

Australian Senior Bank FRNs
100.0%
* As of 31 August 2021

PERFORMANCE

Fund Returns After Fees (%)

  Fund Index
1 month 0.04% 0.06%
3 months 0.25% 0.30%
6 months 0.40% 0.51%
1 year 0.94% 1.15%
3 year p.a 2.23% 2.47%
5 year p.a - 2.81%
Since inception (p.a) 2.45% 2.64%
Inception date 1-Jun-17 -
* As at 31 August 2021

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Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Returns are calculated in Australian dollars using net asset value per unit at the start and end of the specified period and do not reflect brokerage or the bid ask spread that investors incur when buying and selling units on the ASX. Returns are after fund management costs, assume reinvestment of any distributions and do not take into account tax paid as an investor in the Fund. Returns for periods longer than one year are annualised. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown.

DISTRIBUTIONS

Yield Information

Distribution Frequency Monthly
12 Mth Distribution Yield* (%) 0.9%
12 Mth Gross Distribution Yield* (%) -
Franking Level -
*As at 31 August 2021. Yield figures are calculated by summing the prior 12 month net and gross fund per unit distributions divided by the fund closing NAV per unit. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

Recent Distributions

Ex Date Record Date Payment Date Distribution Unit ($) Annual Distribution Return (%) (1)
1-Sep-21 2-Sep-21 16-Sep-21 $0.01509 0.79%
2-Aug-21 3-Aug-21 17-Aug-21 $0.01138 0.79%
1-Jul-21 2-Jul-21 16-Jul-21 $0.04396 0.80%
1-Jun-21 2-Jun-21 17-Jun-21 $0.02714 0.68%
3-May-21 4-May-21 18-May-21 $0.0274 0.64%
1-Apr-21 6-Apr-21 20-Apr-21 $0.01945 0.58%
1-Mar-21 2-Mar-21 16-Mar-21 $0.0173 0.56%
1-Feb-21 2-Feb-21 16-Feb-21 $0.01578 0.58%
4-Jan-21 5-Jan-21 19-Jan-21 $0.0172 0.64%
1-Dec-20 2-Dec-20 16-Dec-20 $0.01156 1.02%
2-Nov-20 3-Nov-20 17-Nov-20 $0.01263 1.12%
1-Oct-20 2-Oct-20 16-Oct-20 $0.01412 1.23%
1-Sep-20 2-Sep-20 16-Sep-20 $0.01448 1.33%
3-Aug-20 4-Aug-20 18-Aug-20 $0.01525 1.42%
1-Jul-20 2-Jul-20 16-Jul-20 $0.01238 1.55%
1-Jun-20 2-Jun-20 17-Jun-20 $0.01339 1.65%
1-May-20 4-May-20 18-May-20 $0.01946 1.79%
1-Apr-20 2-Apr-20 20-Apr-20 $0.03067 1.89%
2-Mar-20 3-Mar-20 17-Mar-20 $0.03504 2.03%
3-Feb-20 4-Feb-20 18-Feb-20 $0.04046 2.11%
2-Jan-20 3-Jan-20 17-Jan-20 $0.03857 2.20%
2-Dec-19 3-Dec-19 17-Dec-19 $0.03727 2.28%
1-Nov-19 4-Nov-19 18-Nov-19 $0.03954 2.35%
1-Oct-19 2-Oct-19 16-Oct-19 $0.04131 2.43%
2-Sep-19 3-Sep-19 17-Sep-19 $0.03614 2.47%
1-Aug-19 2-Aug-19 16-Aug-19 $0.04769 2.57%
1-Jul-19 2-Jul-19 16-Jul-19 $0.04036 2.62%
3-Jun-19 4-Jun-19 19-Jun-19 $0.04898 2.67%
1-May-19 2-May-19 16-May-19 $0.05148 2.71%
1-Apr-19 2-Apr-19 16-Apr-19 $0.05425 2.73%
1-Mar-19 4-Mar-19 18-Mar-19 $0.05258 2.72%
1-Feb-19 4-Feb-19 18-Feb-19 $0.0615 2.71%
2-Jan-19 3-Jan-19 17-Jan-19 $0.06038 2.67%
3-Dec-18 4-Dec-18 18-Dec-18 $0.05491 2.64%
1-Nov-18 2-Nov-18 16-Nov-18 $0.05942 2.62%
1-Oct-18 2-Oct-18 16-Oct-18 $0.05052 2.59%
3-Sep-18 4-Sep-18 18-Sep-18 $0.05743 2.58%
1-Aug-18 2-Aug-18 16-Aug-18 $0.06076 2.54%
2-Jul-18 3-Jul-18 17-Jul-18 $0.05366 2.50%
1-Jun-18 4-Jun-18 19-Jun-18 $0.06034 2.49%
1-May-18 2-May-18 16-May-18 $0.0578 -
3-Apr-18 4-Apr-18 18-Apr-18 $0.05494 -
1-Mar-18 2-Mar-18 16-Mar-18 $0.05347 -
1-Feb-18 2-Feb-18 16-Feb-18 $0.05401 -
2-Jan-18 3-Jan-18 17-Jan-18 $0.05144 -
1-Dec-17 4-Dec-17 18-Dec-17 $0.0486 -
1-Nov-17 2-Nov-17 16-Nov-17 $0.05022 -
2-Oct-17 3-Oct-17 17-Oct-17 $0.0468 -
1-Sep-17 4-Sep-17 18-Sep-17 $0.04965 -
1-Aug-17 2-Aug-17 16-Aug-17 $0.04974 -
3-Jul-17 4-Jul-17 18-Jul-17 $0.04786 -
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