Bentham Global fund opens up to retail investors

By Penny Pryor

Global fixed interest and credit investment manager Bentham Asset Management is opening up its Bentham Global Opportunities fund to retail investors and financial advisers.

The fund, launched six years ago, now has a new Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) which offers access with a minimum investment of $10,000.

It invests in a diversified, multi-sector global portfolio of credit securities including high yield bonds, global syndicated loans, investment grade securities, global capital securities, asset backed securities and derivatives.

"We expect investment returns from credit in 2023 to remain bumpy but the potential returns over the medium term remain attractive, with credit spreads trading above historical averages. With rates normalising and credit spreads at current levels, returns from fixed income and credit look attractive relative to many other asset classes, including listed equity markets," Bentham's principal and chief investment officer, Richard Quin, said.