New Issue: KKR Credit Income Fund

The KKR Credit Income Fund ('the Trust', 'CIT') is a listed income trust (LIT) designed to provide investors with access to high income generating credit investment ideas globally through KKR Credit’s product suite (ASX Code: KKC). The trust will incorporate a blend of KKR’s existing leveraged credit and private credit capabilities through the firm’s Global Credit Opportunities Fund (GCOF) and European Direct Lending (EDL) strategies. Through the trust, investors will gain exposure to KKR’s $67.1 billion credit platform and a strategy highly diversified across geography, sector and credit quality. The KKR Credit team consists of 120 dedicated investment professionals around the world who are supported by KKR’s global network of 425 investment professionals, utilising a “One Firm Approach” that allows KKR to leverage the best insights from across the firm to benefit its clients.

The investment objective of the trust is to provide stable income with a target distribution of 4-6% p.a. net of fees and expenses, payable quarterly and a medium-average total return of 6-8% p.a net of fees and expenses. The trust aims to provide investors with attractive, risk-adjusted returns and access to a diversified portfolio of income generating alternative credit investments through existing KKR funds. As all investments are made outside of Australia, the manager intends to hedge currency risk back to AUD. We also note that although neither the GCOF and EDL strategies employ leverage for investment, it is used for cash management purposes.


Please note that the attached Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) was lodged with ASIC on 18 September 2019.  BondAdviser reserves the right to vary or withdraw our research opinion should material changes arise during the lodgement period.

Summary details of the transaction are listed in the table below:

Product Type

Listed Investment Trust

Sub-Asset Class


Issue Size*

$200,000,000 - $750,000,000


KKR Australia Inv. Mgmt. Pty Ltd

Net Asset Value



JP Morgan

Fixed / Floating


Responsible Entity

The Trust Company (RE Services) Ltd

Payment Frequency



JP Morgan

Target Distribution

4.00 - 6.00% p.a. (net of fees and expenses)

Unit Registrar

Boardroom Pty Limited

Franking Credits Inclusive


Offer Opens***

23 September 2019

ASX Listed

Yes (ASX Code: KKC)

Offer Closes***

6 November 2019



Allotment Date

18 November 2019

GICS Sector**

Investment Companies

Commences Trading On

21 November 2019

Asset Class

Fixed Income

First Payment Date

February 2020

* Issue size excludes Oversubscriptions of up to $75 million.

** We classify KKC within the GICS Sector "Investment Companies", but note that the ASX is likely to assign it a "Not Applicable" classification.

*** Dates are varied based on application mechanism (Cornerstone, Broker Firm & General Offer). Broadly, earliest and latest dates are shown, but we advise investors to check details.


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