Category: Open Ended Investment Company
The Fund aims to achieve a return on your investment, through a combination of capital growth and income on the Funds’ investments, which reflects the return of the J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Core Index hedged to Euro, the Fund’s benchmark index (Index). The Fund aims to invest so far as possible and practicable in the fixed income (FI) securities (such as bonds) that make up the Index and comply with its credit rating requirements, as well as FX forward contracts that, so far as possible and practicable, track the hedging methodology of the Index. If the credit ratings of the FI securities are downgraded, the Fund may continue to hold these until they cease to form part of the Index and it is practicable to sell the position. The Index provides a return on the J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Core Index (Parent Index) which measures the performance of actively traded FI securities in emerging market countries. The Parent Index offers exposure to US Dollar denominated sovereign and quasi-sovereign entities from emerging markets countries. Quasisovereign entities are entities whose securities are either 100% owned by their respective governments or subject to a 100% guarantee that does not rise to the level constituting the full faith and credit by such governments. The FI securities include both investment grade (i.e. meet a specified level of creditworthiness) and subinvestment grade securities (i.e. have a relatively low credit rating credit or are unrated but deemed to be of comparable quality with sub-investment grade FI securities). The Index also uses a one month foreign exchange (FX) forward contract to hedge the entire market value of the Index, plus accruals, back to Euro. Hedging reduces the effect of fluctuations in the exchange rates between the currencies of the FI securities that make up the Index and Euro, the base currency of the Fund. The Fund uses optimising techniques to achieve a similar return to the Index. These may include the strategic selection of certain securities that make up the Index or other FI securities which provide similar performance to certain constituent securities. These may also include the use of financial derivative instruments (FDIs) (i.e. investments the prices of which are based on one or more underlying assets). FDIs may be used for direct investment purposes. Apart from foreign currency hedging purposes, the use of FDIs is expected to be limited. The Fund may also engage in short-term secured lending of its investments to certain eligible third parties to generate additional income to off-set the costs of the Fund. Recommendation: This Fund is suitable for medium to long term investment, though the Fund may also be suitable for shorter term exposure to the Index. Your shares will be distributing shares (i.e. income will be paid on the shares monthly). The Fund’s base currency is Euro. The shares are listed on one or more stock exchanges and may be traded in currencies other than their base currency.