Kapstream Capital

Kapstream Capital

Kapstream Capital (Kapstream) combines capital preservation techniques with unconstrained portfolio management skills in the pursuit of stable, absolute returns.


Kapstream Capital was founded in 2006 by Kumar Palghat and Nick Maroutsos, both seasoned fixed income managers. Kumar and Nick started with a simple belief; that by removing the constraints inherent in conventional benchmark-relative fixed income portfolio strategies, and by setting absolute return targets and absolute risk limits, it would be possible to construct portfolios using predominantly investment grade assets that more closely met the requirements of a growing number of investors, in delivering consistent and positive returns.

Kapstream remains lead today by its founders (joined in 2010 by Steve Goldman) and manages in excess of A$10 billion from offices in Sydney and Newport Beach, California. Since July 2015 Kapstream has operated as an autonomous 'boutique' subsidiary, initially of Janus Capital Group and - since their merger in May 2017 with Henderson Global Investors - now of Janus Henderson Investors. Kapstream has always believed in an outsourced business model, appointing Fidante Partners to provide all back office, administration and retail distribution services. 

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Kapstream adheres to an active and less traditional approach to fixed interest management, one that blends top down macroeconomic outputs with bottom-up security selection. Unlike more mainstream competitors, it is not subject to the same benchmark relative constraints, providing the team with greater scope to incorporate best trade ideas and position the portfolio in response to varying market conditions.


Kapstream Absolute Return Income Fund 


The Kapstream Absolute Return Income Fund is managed with an innovative approach to fixed income, balancing the interests of capital preservation with the generation of consistent and stable income, and, free from conventional constraints in sourcing the most compelling fixed income investment opportunities in Australia and around the world, according to their global macroeconomic views.

Suits Investors Seeking:

  • Stable income across market cycles
  • Potentially higher levels of returns compared to cash
  • Low to moderate volatility
  • A diversified portfolio that can complement other asset classes

Fund Downloads

Fund Report

Fund Profile



50% Bloomberg AusBond Composite Bond 0-3 Year Index / 50% Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index


Current as of May 2018

31 May 2007

Inception Date


Management Cost

3 Years

Suggested Minimum Time Frame


Funds Under Management*


Distribution Frequency


mFund Code


Minimum Investment



*Funds under management displayed at a class level only. 

Interests in the Kapstream Absolute Return Income Fund are offered by Fidante Partners Limited ABN 94 002 835 592 AFSL 234 668 (Fidante Partners). Fidante Partners has appointed Kapstream Capital Pty Limited as the investment manager of the Fund.

Fund Performance (Net) as at: 31 May 2018


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Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
1. Performance figures are calculated after fees have been deducted and assume distributions have been reinvested. No allowance is made for tax when calculating these figures.
2. The inception date for the Fund is 31 May 2007.

Unit Prices and Distributions

To view historical unit prices and distributions click here

Cumulative Fund Growth

As at Date: 31 May 2018
Inception Date: 31 May 2007
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance
1 Performance figures are calculated after fees have been deducted and assume distributions have been reinvested. No allowance is made for tax when calculating these figures.
2 The inception date for the Fund is 31 May 2007.

Our Team

Kumar Palghat
Kumar Palghat
Portfolio Manager and Co-Founder
Nick Maroutsos
Nick Maroutsos
Portfolio Manager and Co-Founder
Stephen Goldman
Steve Goldman
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
Daniel Siluk
Daniel Siluk
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
Raymond Lee
Raymond Lee
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
Rob Roszkowski
Rob Roszkowski
Portfolio Manager
James Bloom
James Bloom
Managing Director, Investor Relations
Courtney Chute
Courtney Chute
Portfolio Analyst
Dylan Bourke
Dylan Bourke
Portfolio Manager
Priyank Shah
Priyank Shah
Portfolio Manager
Pauline Chrystal
Courtney Chute
Credit Analyst

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