The Fund aims to provide an income with the potential for capital growth over the long term.
Performance target: To outperform the ICE BofA Global High Yield Constrained Index (100% Hedged) by 1.75% per annum, before the deduction of charges, over any 5 year period.
The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in high yield (non-investment grade, equivalent to BB+ rated or lower) corporate bonds, in any country. The Fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets 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 ICE BofA Global High Yield Constrained Index (100% Hedged), 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.
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ABOUT THIS FUND
- Co-managed from the US and Europe, the fund benefits from a global perspective with local insight
- Research is focused on identifying positive catalysts and improving balance sheets to help capture returns and avoid defaults or rating downgrades
- The global approach allows access to a variety of economies and companies at different stages in the business cycle