Provides a potential solution for accessing the complex credit markets through a dynamically managed, globally diversified portfolio.
Reasons to invest
Seeks attractive total return, with low volatility and interest rate sensitivity
Flexible and dynamic asset allocation across a very diverse universe of credit markets
Invests on an unconstrained basis, seeking best ideas on a bottom-up, best value basis
Investment objective summary
The Fund aims to provide total returns, comprising income and capital growth (i.e. to grow the value of your investment) over the long-term.
The Fund targets a return of Overnight SOFR + 4% gross of fees over a full credit cycle. 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.
The Fund may incur further expenses (not included in the above Ongoing charge) as permitted by the Prospectus.
Specific fund risks
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.
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.
On some investments (e.g. the Implied Yield from Forward Foreign Exchange derivative contracts) any gains may be allocated to income rather than the capital account. This may cause greater fluctuations in the capital value of the fund. Income may be taxable.
The value of fixed income investments (e.g. bonds) tends to decrease when interest rates rise.
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.
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.