About the fund

A dynamically managed, globally diversified best ideas credit portfolio.

Reasons to invest

  • The Fund targets a return in excess of Overnight SOFR +4% gross of fees over a full credit cycle.
  • Seeks low volatility and has low interest rate sensitivity.
  • Benchmark agnostic: with flexible and dynamic asset allocation across asset classes.
  • Best ideas portfolio built from the bottom up.
  • A solution to gain exposure to the complex credit markets.

Performance target, which is over a full credit cycle, and the expected volatility may not necessarily be achieved, losses may be made. Subject to change without notification.

Objective

Investment objective summary

  • The Fund aims to provide total returns comprising of a high level of income with the opportunity for capital growth (i.e. to grow the value of your investment) over the long term. Targets a return in excess of Overnight SOFR +4% gross of fees over a full credit cycle (the phases of access to credit by borrowers). Credit cycles can vary in length and typically last between 3 and 7 years. While the Fund aims to achieve a positive return and its performance target, there is no guarantee that either will be achieved over the full credit cycle, or over any period of time. There is no guarantee that all capital invested in the Fund will be returned.
      • 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 sectors or investments. 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.
      Darpan Harar
      Portfolio Manager
      Darpan is a portfolio manager for the Multi Asset Credit Funds at Ninety One. Prior to joining...

      Performance & returns

      Literature

      Portfolio & Holdings

      Date as of 30/06/2024
      Fund
      AAA
      1.0
      AA
      9.4
      A
      20.2
      BBB
      30.9
      BB
      14.6
      B
      17.0
      CCC
      4.0
      CC
      0.6
      C
      0.3
      Not Rated
      0.1
      Cash and near cash
      1.9
      *Bond ratings are Ninety One approximations.

      Specific fund risks

      Charges from capital

      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.

      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.

      Income Allocation

      On some investments any gains may be allocated to income rather than capital. This may cause greater fluctuations in the capital value of the fund. Income may be taxable.

      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

      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.

      It is not an invitation to make an investment nor does it constitute an offer for sale. Any decision to invest in the Fund should be made after reviewing the full offering documentation, including the Prospectus, which sets out the fund specific risks. Fund prices and English language copies of the Prospectus, annual and semi-annual Report & Accounts, Articles of Incorporation and where relevant, the local language copies of the Key Investor Information Documents (KIID) and Key Information Documents (KID), may be obtained from www.ninetyone.com.

      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.

      PRIIPs Performance scenarios and Risk Profile SRI data source: Broadridge Ireland Limited.

      For a full description of the Morningstar rating for funds, please see the attached guide. A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a fund.

      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.

      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.