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(Note: Filmed in July 2023).
The Fund aims to provide a return, from a combination of income and capital growth over the long term.
Performance target: To outperform the iBOXX Euro Corporates Index by 1.5% per annum, before the deduction of charges, over any 5 year period.
The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in investment grade corporate bonds and other types of investment grade bonds, denominated in Euros. The Fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets in total return swaps, and may invest in contingent convertible bonds (CoCos); and/or asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities.
The Fund may also invest in other assets including bonds of other types from any issuer (including perpetual bonds), cash and money market instruments.
The investment manager may use derivatives (complex financial instruments), including total return swaps, with the aim of making investment gains in line with the Fund's objective, to reduce risk or to manage the Fund more efficiently.
The Fund is actively managed with reference to the iBOXX Euro Corporates Index, which is broadly representative of the bonds in which it may invest, as this forms the basis of the Fund's performance target. The investment manager has discretion to choose investments for the Fund with weightings different to the index or not in the index, but at times the Fund may hold investments similar to the index.
ABOUT THIS FUND
- Invests primarily in euro-denominated, investment-grade corporate bonds
- Careful security analysis ensures positions reflect conviction and opportunity rather than benchmark weights
- Strong security analysis blended with top-down macroeconomic analysis, diversification, and risk management