Diversified Income Fund

Because it's tough out there

Defensive, when it matters

The Fund aims to provide investors with attractive, sustainable income, with scope for capital growth. It aims to achieve this through an actively managed portfolio with a bottom-up focus on resilient assets and by limiting downside when markets weaken

Diversified Income Fund risk ratings

“A defensive return fund for today’s unpredictable markets”
DIF explained

Key benefits

* Performance and volatility targets are subject to change and may not necessarily be achieved, losses may be made. The amount of income may rise or fall.

These internal parameters are subject to change not necessarily with prior notification to shareholders. UK Equities defined as FTSE All Share TR.

About the team:

John Stopford
Portfolio Manager
Jason Borbora-Sheen
Portfolio Manager

Key facts

  • Domicile

    United Kingdom
  • ISIN

  • Risk profile


  • Fund inception date

  • Share class inception date

  • Performance reference

    4% p.a. (GBP)
  • IA sector

    IA Mixed Investment 0-35% Shares
  • Minimum investment

  • Valuation point

    12 noon (forward pricing)
  • Ninety One Sustainability Classification

    Enhanced Integration

General risks
The value of investments, and any income generated from them, can fall as well as rise. Where charges are taken from capital, this may constrain future growth. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. If any currency differs from the investor's home currency, returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. Investment objectives and performance targets are subject to change and may not necessarily be achieved, losses may be made.

Environmental, social or governance related risk events or factors, if they occur, could cause a negative impact on the value of investments.

Specific Risks
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: 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. Equity investment: The value of equities (e.g. shares) and equity-related investments may vary according to company profits and future prospects as well as more general market factors. In the event of a company default (e.g. insolvency), the owners of their equity rank last in terms of any financial payment from that company. Interest rate: The value of fixed income investments (e.g. bonds) tends to decrease when interest rates rise. 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.

Important information
All information is as at 31 January 2022 unless otherwise stated.

Fund ratings may be provided by independent rating agencies based on a range of investment criteria, and do not constitute investment advice by Ninety One. For a full description of the ratings please see www.ninetyone.com/ratings.
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