Arculus Preferred Income Fund

The Arculus Preferred Income Fund (‘Fund’) (formerly known as the DDH Preferred Income Fund) was established to invest in a portfolio of fixed income securities, selected on a credit basis, diversified by asset type, industry exposure and style of interest rate distributions to generate a higher yield than traditional cash management.

Key features

  • Actively managed diversified fixed income fund
  • Investment grade securities
  • Medium risk/return profile
Documentation Forms
Application FormApply to invest in a DDH Managed Fund
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Authorised Representative FormAppoint an authorised representative for your account
Change of Details FormChange your personal account details
Regular Savings Plan FormSet up a regular savings plan
Regular Savings Plan Variation FormTo modify or cancel a Regular Savings plan
Switching FormSwitch your money between DDH Managed Funds
Tax File Number Notification FormNotify us of your TFN
Transfer FormTransfer funds
Withdrawal FormWithdrawal Form

Arculus Funds Management

Arculus Funds Management Pty Ltd (Arculus), a wholly owned subsidiary and Corporate Authorised Representative of GCI Australia Pty Ltd (GCI), undertakes the investment management activities. GCI was established in 2010 and is the holder of an Australian Financial Services Licence (Licence No.346034).

Arculus is a boutique asset manager and corporate advisory firm that has significant experience across the many facets of financial markets.

Arculus operates several discretionary single managed account products (SMA’s) within the interest rate and equity sectors, for Australian financial planning groups, investment foundations and charitable organisations, which brings together the company’s interest rate expertise, access to liquidity and market knowledge for the direct benefit of clients. Arculus is also an active participant in primary and secondary capital raisings / distributions in both the unlisted and listed debt and equity markets. Arculus’s corporate advisory business also undertakes company valuations and industry studies, as well as independent corporate research and analysis.

Fund Facts
Unit Prices
Fund Performance
Fund Disclosures

Fund Facts

Inception date25/10/2004
APIR codeDDH0001AU
Investment managerArculus Funds Management (formerly known as GCI Australia)
Investment objectiveTo provide a higher yield than traditional cash management and fixed income investments in all market conditions. The total return will mainly comprise of income (cash) from security distributions with little or no franking credits.
Investment strategyTo identify appropriate investments that are expected to generate a sufficiently high yield, commensurate with the assumed risk, with minimum volatility of returns. The Fund consists of a core portfolio constructed with reference to macroeconomic factors and industry exposure. The balance of the Fund is a tactical component that seeks to enhance returns via investing in short-term yield opportunities in the same fixed interest asset classed but especially those traded on the ASX.
Risk/return profileMedium
Suggested minimum time horizon3 - 5 years
Asset allocation
Min(%)Bmk (%)~Max (%)
Australian Fixed Interest09098
~Benchmark is a neutral allocation for each asset class.
Investment Requirements
Minimum initial investment$2,000 (lump sum)
$500 (regular savings plan)
Minimum additional investment$500 per Fund (lump sum) or $100 per month per Fund (regular savings plan)
Regular savings planYes
Income distribution frequencyQuarterly
Payment optionsDirect credit or reinvestment
Fees & Costs
Establishment feeNil
Contribution feeNil
Withdrawal feeNil
Termination feeNil
Management costs0.82% per annum
Buy/sell spreads+0.15% / -0.15%

This is a summary of the key features of the Fund. Please refer to the Product Disclosure Statement before making a decision about this product.

Unit Prices

Unit prices are usually calculated daily to reflect changes in accumulated income and market values. Each Fund’s assets are revalued in accordance with its constitution. The prices shown above may differ from the actual unit price if you were applying for or redeeming an investment. Your actual unit price will be confirmed following any transactions on your investments.

For more information on unit pricing, please refer to Our Policies.


Fund Performance

The above performance figures are net of ongoing fees and expenses and assume all income has been reinvested. They represent past performance and are not indicative of future returns.

*Inception Date is 25/10/2004.


Distributions are the profit earned by the Fund which is then paid to investors. Distributions are expressed as cents per unit, for example, if a distribution of 3 cents was paid and you hold 1000 units you will be paid a distribution of $30 (1000 x $0.03). Distributions can include different types of income including dividends, interest and realised capital gains. The amount and timing of distributions will vary from period to period. Investors should be aware that there may be periods in which no distribution is made.

The unit price of the Fund will fall by a corresponding amount when the distribution is paid.

To view the latest distributions for the DDH Managed Funds please click here.



Distribution Tax Components

To view the distribution component information for funds managed by DDH Graham Limited, please click here.

Please note that these distribution tax components provide general information only and do not take into account your individual taxation or financial objectives, situation or needs. You should not rely on this information for the purposes of completing your income tax returns.