Morningstar ratings are based on the representative share class of this fund and are dated to the last month-end upon availability from Morningstar.
The Fund aims to generate positive, consistent returns on your investment above those that would be earned on cash deposits over time. The Fund focuses on investments worldwide (including countries that are still developing) in bonds and other debt securities (debt that is issued by a government or a company that can be bought and sold and which gives the right to receive income).
The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Potential investors must read the prospectus, and where relevant, the key investor information document before investing. This website is for promotional purposes and does not qualify as an investment recommendation.
ABOUT THIS FUND
A cash-plus strategy designed to seek a steady income stream and higher returns than a money market fund
Places a high priority on seeking capital preservation
A potential diversifier within fixed income allocation
The recent steep rise in yields has unsettled markets but Nick Maroutsos and Andrew Mulliner, Portfolio Managers within the Global Bonds Team, believe the Fed and other central banks are in no mood to abandon their accommodative stance.
While record-setting prices for riskier assets hint at better days ahead, Portfolio Manager Nick Maroutsos believes that a complete exit from the pandemic may take longer than expected, justifying continued monetary and fiscal hyper-accommodation.
The value of the Funds and the income from them is not guaranteed and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
An issuer of a bond (or money market instrument) may become unable or unwilling to pay interest or repay capital to the Fund. If this happens or the market perceives this may happen, the value of the bond will fall.
When interest rates rise (or fall), the prices of different securities will be affected differently. In particular, bond values generally fall when interest rates rise. This risk is generally greater the longer the maturity of a bond investment.
Callable debt securities, such as some asset-backed or mortgage-backed securities (ABS/MBS), give issuers the right to repay capital before the maturity date or to extend the maturity. Issuers may exercise these rights when favourable to them and as a result the value of the fund may be impacted.
The Fund may use derivatives towards the aim of achieving its investment objective. This can result in 'leverage', which can magnify an investment outcome and gains or losses to the Fund may be greater than the cost of the derivative. Derivatives also introduce other risks, in particular, that a derivative counterparty may not meet its contractual obligations.
If the Fund holds assets in currencies other than the base currency of the Fund or you invest in a share class of a different currency to the Fund (unless 'hedged'), the value of your investment may be impacted by changes in exchange rates.
When the Fund, or a hedged share/unit class, seeks to mitigate exchange rate movements of a currency relative to the base currency, the hedging strategy itself may create a positive or negative impact to the value of the Fund due to differences in short-term interest rates between the currencies.
Securities within the Fund could become hard to value or to sell at a desired time and price, especially in extreme market conditions when asset prices may be falling, increasing the risk of investment losses.
The Fund could lose money if a counterparty with which the Fund trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations, or as a result of failure or delay in operational processes or the failure of a third party provider.
Information on compliance with EU sustainable related disclosures can be found here.
Funds incur costs as a necessary part of buying and selling the underlying investments, these are otherwise known as portfolio transaction costs, and include charges such as broker commission and Stamp Duty.
For detailed product information including the risks associated with investing please read the relevant Prospectus or Annual Report.
Before investing in any of our funds you should satisfy yourself as to the suitability and the risks involved.