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About the Fund

The Ares Diversified Credit Fund, via its investment in the Underlying Fund(1), employs an opportunistic, dynamic and unconstrained global credit investments strategy based on absolute and relative value considerations and its analysis of liquid and illiquid credit markets.

Access to yield premiums and additional economics.
A dynamic approach seeking attractive relative value.
A focus on downside protection (2).

Why this Fund

The Ares Diversified Credit Fund suits wholesale and sophisticated investors seeking:

Current income paid monthly.
Diversification(2) from traditional asset classes.
A focus on downside protection (2).

Fund Facts

About this fund
Unit prices (at 16 Apr 2024)
Buy $1.03 / Sell $1.02
Buy/sell spread (at 01 Feb 2023)
Inception date
17 Dec 2020
Fund size (at 29 Feb 2024)
Distribution Frequency
Suggested Min Timeframe
Portfolio Managers
Greg Margolies
Mitch Goldstein
Fund IDs
644 797 599
Fees / Pricing
Management Costs
Performance Fee (if applicable)
Minimum Investment
Fees: Underlying Fund management fee: 1.25%. Underlying Fund incentive fee: Please refer to the Information Memorandum for more details.
Ares Australia Management Pty Ltd ABN 51 636 490 732, AFSL 537 666 (AAM), the investment manager of the Ares Diversified Credit Income Fund (the Fund).  Fidante Partners Limited ABN 94 002 835 592 AFSL 234668 (Fidante) is a member of the Challenger Limited group of companies (Challenger Group) and is the responsible entity of the Fund.

Fund Performance & Distributions

Performance Table
Cumulative Performance
Distribution History

Fund Performance (Net) as at 31 Mar 2024

1M 3M 1YR 3YR (p.a) 5YR (p.a) 10YR (p.a) SI (p.a)
Fund 1.09% 3.65% 13.79% 7.26% - - 7.17%

Data powered by FE fundinfo. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The inception date of the Fund is 17 December 2020. 

FE fundinfo calculates performance using the Australian FSC Standard by constructing a total value index series that reflects the percentage change in investments assuming the reinvestment of all distributions. A total value index series is constructed using the Ex-Distribution exit price, which is calculated at the end of a distribution period by deducting the distribution amount by the Cum distribution exit price.

Past performance figures that are less than 12 months are for informational purposes only and are not to be relied upon when considering the likely future performance of the Fund.


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Performance is calculated on a bid-to-bid basis with income reinvested. It is important to know that unit prices reflect the value of the underlying assets of the funds and so can go down as well as up.
Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Where a fund invests in overseas securities, the unit prices may also rise and fall purely on account of exchange rate fluctuations.

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Performance figures are calculated on an exit – exit basis and shown in Australian Dollars.


You should read the Fund's TMD and PDS to ensure the key attributes of the Fund as described in the TMD and PDS aligns with your objectives, financial situation and needs before making a decision about whether to acquire or continue to hold the Fund.

Fund Ratings

Organisation Rating
Lonsec Recommended
Morningstar -
Zenith -
1 CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund.
2 References to 'downside protection', ‘diversification’ or similar language are not guarantees against loss of investment capital or value.
Holdings and allocations, unless otherwise indicated, are based on the total portfolio and subject to change without notice. Data shown is for informational purposes only and not a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Where we are referring to the Fund's investments we are doing so on a 'look through' basis to the underlying assets that the Fund is exposed to through its investment in the Underlying Fund.
The rating issued 09/2023 is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421 445 (Lonsec). Ratings are general advice only, and have been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Consider your personal circumstances, read the product disclosure statement and seek independent financial advice before investing. The rating is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold any product. Past performance information is not indicative of future performance. Ratings are subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update. Lonsec uses objective criteria and receives a fee from the Fund Manager. Visit for ratings information and to access the full report. © 2023 Lonsec. All rights reserved.