The Fund aims to provide a return, from a combination of income and capital growth over the long term.
Performance target: To outperform the ICE BofA European Currency Non-Financial 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 70% of its assets in high yield (non-investment grade, equivalent to BB+ rated or lower) corporate bonds, denominated in Euros or Sterling. 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 ICE BofA European Currency Non-Financial 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.
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
- Access the total return potential of European high-yield bonds through a portfolio diversified by issuers, sectors, and geography
- High-conviction portfolio with the ability to access smaller, less-liquid issuers, all actively managed to reflect market changes
- Security selection drives returns; focuses on company metrics, corporate strategy, and bond covenants in context of credit cycle and market conditions
High yield in a low yield world
In a yield-starved world, investors are seeking returns that can potentially give a lift to their fixed income portfolios.