The investment objective of the Global High Yield Bond Fund is to provide a high overall yield and potential for capital growth.
The Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in sub investment grade corporate debt securities of issuers with a credit rating equivalent to BB+ or lower. The Fund can invest in fixed and variable rate and index related securities issued by corporate, government, supranational institutions and local and regional agencies. The Fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets in contingent convertible bonds.
The Fund may also make use of one or a combination of the following instruments / strategies in order to achieve the Fund’s objective including, but not limited to asset and mortgage backed securities, convertible bonds, structured notes, exchange traded derivatives, OTC swaps (such as interest rate swaps, credit default swaps, credit default swaps on indices and total return swaps), forward foreign exchange contracts and preferred stocks.