GSF Lux SICAV

European High Yield Bond

Latest NAV Price

24.41
23 October 2020

NAV daily change %

0.41

Dealing currency

USD

Fund size

USD 81.78 M
30 September 2020

Latest NAV Price

24.41
23 October 2020

NAV daily change %

0.41

Dealing currency

USD

Fund size

USD 81.78 M
30 September 2020

Objective

Investment objective summary

  • The Fund aims to provide income and long-term capital growth that is greater than that provided by current European high yield bond markets (as represented by market indices - the weighted average of a selected basket of bonds).
      • The Fund invests primarily in a broad range of higher interest paying bonds (contracts to repay borrowed money which typically pay interest at fixed times), priced in Euro or Sterling. These bonds are issued by governments, institutions or companies from around the world operating in the Eurobond (a market for bonds priced in a currency other than that of the country of the issuer), sterling domestic or euro domestic markets. The bonds may be of investment grade (high quality) or below investment grade as rated by the credit rating agencies (companies that rate the ability of the issuers of bonds to repay borrowed money).
      • The Fund’s investments are primarily priced in euro or hedged (an investment technique which aims to protect the value of an investment against currency movements) back into euro.
      • The Fund may invest in other assets such as cash, other funds (which may be managed by the Investment Manager, other companies in the same group as the Investment Manager or a third party) and derivatives (financial contracts whose value is linked to the price of an underlying asset). Derivatives may be used for investment purposes (i.e. in order to achieve the Fund's investment objectives) or for efficient portfolio management purposes e.g. with the aim of either managing the Fund risks or reducing the costs of managing the Fund.
      Jeff Boswell
      Portfolio Manager
      Jeff is responsible for managing and leading the Developed Market Credit platform at Ninety One. His...
      Garland Hansmann
      Portfolio Manager
      Garland is a portfolio manager responsible for our Multi-Asset Credit, High Yield and Investment Grade Credit...

      Performance & returns

      23/10/2020
      As the share class was launched less than 12 months ago, performance is not disclosed.

      Key facts & Downloads

      • Domicile

        Luxembourg
      • ISIN

        LU2114232429
      • Risk profile

        5
      • SEDOL

        BLH8YW3
      • CUSIP

        L54486482
      • Bloomberg code

        EHYBAAU
      • Benchmark

        BofAML European Currency High Yield Constrained Hedged EUR (BofAML European Currency Non-Financial High Yield Constrained Hedged EUR pre 01/08/2016; BofAML European Currency High Yield Constrained Hedged EUR pre 01/06/2012)
      • Morningstar category sector

        EUR High Yield Bond
      • Fund inception date

        26/11/1990
      • Share class inception date

        27/03/2020
      • Minimum investment

        USD3,000 / equivalent approved currency
      • Valuation & transaction cut-off

        16:00 New York Time (forward pricing)

      Portfolio & Holdings

      Date as of 30/09/2020
      Index
      Fund
      BBB
      BB
      71.8
      B
      21.2
      CCC
      6.6
      CC
      0.2
      D
      0.2
      Cash and near cash
      *Bond ratings are Ninety One approximations.

      Charges

      Maximum initial charge %

      5.00

      Ongoing charge %

      1.46
      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.

      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.

      Geographic / Sector

      Investments may be primarily concentrated in specific countries, geographical regions and/or industry sectors. This may mean that the resulting value may decrease whilst portfolios more broadly invested might grow.

      Government securities exposure

      The Fund may invest more than 35% of its assets in securities issued or guaranteed by a permitted sovereign entity, as defined in the definitions section of the Fund’s prospectus.

      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.

      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.

      Morningstar Analyst rating™: Copyright © 2020. Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information, data and opinions expressed and contained herein are proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers and are not intended to represent investment advice or recommendation to buy or sell any security; are not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this Rating, Rating Report or Information contained therein.

      The overall rating for a fund, often called the ‘star rating’, is a third party rating derived from a quantitative methodology that rates funds based on an enhanced Morningstar™ Risk-Adjusted Return measure. ‘Star ratings’ run from 1 star (lowest) to 5 stars (highest) and are reviewed at the end of every calendar month. The various funds are ranked by their Morningstar™ Risk-Adjusted Return scores and relevant stars are assigned. It is important to note that individual shareclasses of each fund are evaluated separately and their ratings may differ depending on the launch date, fees and expenses relevant to the shareclass. In order to achieve a rating the share class of a fund must have a minimum three-year performance track record.

      For a full description of the ratings, please see our ratings guide. A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a fund.

      The portfolio may change significantly over a short period of time. This is not a buy or sell recommendation for any particular security. Figures may not always sum to 100 due to rounding. 

      For an explanation of statistical terms, please see our glossary.