Press Release – RMBL Investments Reviews 

Mortgage Income Investment Scheme

Sydney, 29th November 2023 –

Foresight Analytics Rates the RMBL Mortgage Income Investment Scheme as ‘Very Strong’.

We are pleased to share our latest press release with you below!

Foresight Analytics has recently completed a rating assessment of the RMBL Mortgage Income Investment Scheme. An investment rating of ‘VERY STRONG’ has been assigned, indicating a strong conviction that the fund can deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objectives. This rating primarily reflects the Scheme’s historical performance and the investment manager’s expertise. 

The Foresight Product Complexity Indicator (PCI) for the RMBL Mortgage Income Investments Scheme is MORE COMPLEXThis primarily reflects the diversification risk of investing in individual loans and the illiquidity of the funds.  

The RMBL Mortgage Income Investment Scheme is managed by RMBL Investments Limited (RMBL), which is also the Responsible Entity, Custodian and Administrator of the Scheme. RMBL has been operating since 15 October 2002, with approximately AU$1.92 billion in assets under management. The Manager aims to increase this to around $2.1 billion by the end of 30 June 2024. 

The scheme predominantly provides investors with land loans (which includes land sub-division, land pre-development, and land banking) and, to a lesser degree, property construction and residual stock loans.

Contributory mortgage trusts allow the investor to select the security, loan-to-value ratio (LVR), return, loan term and other key features they would like to invest in. The return generated is wholly dependent on the performance of one loan. This differs from pooled mortgage trusts, where investors’ capital and returns are linked to a group of loans that offer diversification benefits.

Foresight Analytics and Ratings’ believes that RMBL’s investment process is conservative, robust, highly specialized and benefits from its experienced management team that has executed well over several decades.

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About Foresight Analytics’ Investment Due Diligence Rating (IDD Rating) 

The objective of Foresight Analytics’ Investment Due Diligence Rating (IDD Rating) is to identify the best funds and opportunities for future investment. We assess the fund’s historical risk-adjusted performance compared to its peers to form a holistic view of the manager’s ability to deliver future returns. The IDD rating indicates the quality of the investment option within the context of a diversified portfolio and full investment cycle.  

 Foresight’s analysts use a 5-point scale to determine how the fund will perform against a range of risk factors.   

  • SUPERIOR indicates the highest level of confidence that the fund can deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objectives and that it is highly suitable for inclusion on APLs.
  • VERY STRONG indicates a very strong conviction that the fund can deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objectives and that it is suitable for inclusion on most APLs.
  • STRONG indicates a strong likelihood that the fund can deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objectives and that it is suitable for inclusion on most APLs.
  • COMPETENT indicates the fund may deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its relevant benchmark and that it may be suitable for APLs.
  • WEAK indicates the fund is unlikely to deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objective and that it is not suitable for most APLs.

A ‘Hold’ designation is applied to a fund’s rating if a material change impacts the fund manager, and we need to review the rating.  A ‘Sell’ designation indicates the Foresight Investment Ratings Committee considers risk factors to be elevated enough that maintaining an investment in the fund as part of their diversified portfolio is questionable.

Foresight Analytics Foresight Complexity Indicator  

A Foresight Complexity Indicator (FCI) highlights the complexity of an investment product based on a range of indicators. These typically include its terms and conditions, performance-based fees, liquidity structure, financial leverage, use of derivatives, rare and niche asset class/opportunity set, currency exposure and the level of transparency offered for investors. Foresight believes these factors can disproportionately affect riskadjusted return outcomes for investors even if a manager is very skilled. Investors can use FCI as a guide to portfolio position sizing within a diversified portfolio context. 

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