The Fund aims to provide income and capital growth, exceeding that of cash, over a rolling 3-year period.
Performance target: To outperform the Euro Short-Term Rate by at least 2.5% per annum, before the deduction of charges, over any 5 year period.
The Fund invests in bonds of any quality, including high yield (non-investment grade) bonds and distressed debt, of governments, companies or any other type of issuer in any country. The Fund may invest up to 30% of its assets in asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities (ABS/MBS), including up to 10% of which may be high yield (non-investment grade, equivalent to BB+ rated or lower). The Fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in China onshore bonds traded through Bond Connect. The Fund may invest up to 50% of its net assets in total return swaps.
Where investments are made in assets in currencies other than the base currency of the Fund, the Fund will seek to hedge those assets back to the base currency to remove the risk of currency exchange rate movements.
The Fund may also invest in other assets including contingent convertible bonds (CoCos), perpetual bonds, cash and money market instruments.
The Fund makes extensive use of 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 Euro Short-Term Rate, as this forms the basis of the Fund's performance target. For currency hedged Share Classes, the rate that corresponds with the relevant Share Class currency is used as the basis of the performance comparison. The Investment Manager has complete discretion to choose investments for the Fund and is not constrained by a benchmark.
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.
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ABOUT THIS FUND
- A benchmark-agnostic bond fund targeting positive total returns through a risk-managed approach
- A disciplined risk-budgeting approach to deliver returns from diversified sources while maintaining moderate volatility
- Invests in a broad range of fixed income and derivative instruments, including government and corporate bonds, secured debt, and asset-backed securities