GSF Lux SICAV

Emerging Markets Investment Grade Corporate Debt

8
EU SFDR
E
Enhanced Integration

Latest NAV Price

15.7100
02 December 2022

NAV daily change %

0.58

Dealing currency

USD

Fund size

USD 389.72 M
30 November 2022

Latest NAV Price

15.7100
02 December 2022

NAV daily change %

0.58

Dealing currency

USD

Fund size

USD 389.72 M
30 November 2022

About the fund

By investing in the credit of some of the world’s leading companies based in emerging markets, the Fund seeks to offer a higher yield than a portfolio of similarly high quality names based in developed markets.

Reasons to invest

  • Provides access to the growing universe of high quality investment grade emerging market companies
  • We believe these offer a higher yield with lower levels of leverage and better fundamentals than developed peers
  • EM corporate debt can provide diversification benefits to developed market corporate debt portfolio exposure
  • Provides a well-diversified high conviction portfolio built from the bottom up
  • Buys debt denominated in hard currency – reducing currency risk

Objective

Investment objective summary

  • The Fund aims to provide income with the opportunity for capital growth (i.e. to grow the value of your investment) over the long-term.
      • The Fund is actively managed and invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of Investment Grade debt securities (e.g. bonds) issued by Emerging Markets Corporate Borrowers and derivatives (financial contracts whose value is linked to the price of a debt security) which offer exposure to such debt securities.
      • The Fund promotes environmental and social characteristics in line with Article 8 of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). The Fund will not invest in certain borrowers. Over time, the Investment Manager may, in accordance with the Fund’s investment policy, apply additional exclusions to be disclosed on the website, as they are implemented.
      Victoria Harling
      Portfolio Manager
      Victoria is Head of Emerging Market Corporate Debt and is responsible for managing the Emerging Market...
      Alan Siow
      Co-Portfolio Manager, All China Bond
      Alan is a portfolio manager in the Fixed Income team at Ninety One with responsibility for...

      Performance & returns

      The value of investments, and any income generated from them, can fall as well as rise. If the currency shown differs from your home currency, returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. Investment objectives and performance targets may not necessarily be achieved, losses may be made. We recommend that you seek independent financial advice to ensure this Fund is suitable for your investment needs. Where a shareclass has been in existence for less than 12 months, performance is not disclosed. No representation is being made that any investment will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those achieved in the past, or that significant losses will be avoided. The Trailing Returns chart may use different Sector performance start dates compared to other performance charts or other marketing literature which may result in minor differences. Where a benchmark index is calculated on a monthly basis, the returns will be out of line with the fund and/or sector which are calculated daily.

      Key facts

      • Domicile

        Luxembourg
      • ISIN

        LU2242753072
      • Risk profile

        4
      • SEDOL

        BNHQFP1
      • CUSIP

        L6S44C261
      • Bloomberg code

        NIOGSAI LX
      • Benchmark

        JPMorgan CEMBI Broad Diversified Investment Grade
      • Morningstar category sector

        Global Emerging Markets Corporate Bond
      • Fund inception date

        31/05/2013
      • Share class inception date

        28/10/2020
      • Minimum investment

        USD3,000 / equivalent approved currency
      • Valuation point

        16:00 New York Time (forward pricing)
      • EU SFDR

        Article 8
      • Ninety One Sustainability Classification

        Enhanced Integration

      Portfolio & Holdings

      Date as of 31/10/2022
      Index
      Fund
      AAA
      0.2
      AA
      10.8
      A
      35.8
      BBB
      53.1
      BB
      B
      Cash and near cash
      *Bond ratings are Ninety One approximations.

      Charges

      Maximum initial charge %

      5.00

      Ongoing charge %

      1.60
      The Fund may incur further expenses (not included in the above Ongoing charge) as permitted by the Prospectus.

      Specific fund risks

      Charges from capital

      For Inc-2 and Inc-3 shares classes, expenses are charged to the capital account rather than to income, so capital will be reduced. This could constrain future capital and income growth. Income may be taxable.

      Currency exchange

      Changes in the relative values of different currencies may adversely affect the value of investments and any related income.

      Default

      There is a risk that the issuers of fixed income investments (e.g. bonds) may not be able to meet interest payments nor repay the money they have borrowed. The worse the credit quality of the issuer, the greater the risk of default and therefore investment loss.

      Derivatives

      The use of derivatives may increase overall risk by magnifying the effect of both gains and losses leading to large changes in value and potentially large financial loss. A counterparty to a derivative transaction may fail to meet its obligations which may also lead to a financial loss.

      Emerging market (inc. China)

      These markets carry a higher risk of financial loss than more developed markets as they may have less developed legal, political, economic or other systems.

      Interest rate

      The value of fixed income investments (e.g. bonds) tends to decrease when interest rates rise.

      Liquidity

      There may be insufficient buyers or sellers of particular investments giving rise to delays in trading and being able to make settlements, and/or large fluctuations in value. This may lead to larger financial losses than might be anticipated.

      Distributions & Yields

      Most recent distribution payments
      Distribution amount
      USD0.0630
      Declaration Date
      30 November 2022
      Ex-distribution date
      01 December 2022
      Payable date
      21 December 2022
      Yield data as of 31/10/2022
      Yield %
      5.52
      Adjusted yield %
      3.92

      We recommend that you seek independent financial advice to ensure this Fund is suitable for your investment needs.

      All the information contained in this communication is believed to be reliable but may be inaccurate or incomplete. Any opinions stated are honestly held but are not guaranteed and should not be relied upon.

      This communication is provided for general information only. It is not an invitation to make an investment nor does it constitute an offer for sale. The full documentation that should be considered before making an investment, including the Prospectus and Key Investor Information Documents, which set out the Fund specific risks, are available from Ninety One. This Fund should be considered as a long-term investment.

      Performance data source: © Morningstar, NAV based, (net of fees, excluding initial charges), total return, in the share class dealing currency. Performance would be lower had initial charges been included as an initial charge of up to 5% (10% for S shares) may be applied to your investment. This means that for an investment of $1,000, where the initial charge equals 5%, $950 ($900 for S shares) would actually be invested in the Fund. Returns to individual investors will vary in accordance with their personal tax status and tax domicile.

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