Global Absolute Return Bond Fund

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Our Global Absolute Return Bond Fund seeks to offer investors globally diversified exposure across global government bonds, global corporate bonds, high yield, loans, emerging market debt, asset-backed securities and currency markets through a broad range of fixed income securities and has the potential to provide investors with a positive return throughout the economic cycle.

The Fund aims to provide a positive absolute return in all market conditions over a rolling 12-month period, and 3% per annum in excess of the Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index (before fees and expenses) over rolling three-year periods.1

In the video below, Fund Managers Andrew Wickham and Peter Bentley explain how their long-running approach to absolute return bonds differ from more traditional long-only strategies.

Benefits

Aims to deliver in all market conditions: the strategy can express both positive and negative views, with the appropriate use of derivatives, to seek to add value regardless of overall market direction.

Far more flexibility than a long-only strategy: portfolio managers can invest across the broad spectrum of fixed income to isolate the best sources of return. Avoidance of interest rate risks: with a neutral duration position of 'zero', the strategy can seek to avoid exposure to interest rate rises or adopt long or short duration exposure to aim to benefit from rising or falling interest rates across global bond markets.  

Low correlation with other major asset classes: absolute return strategies are useful diversifiers against an investor's traditional benchmarked strategies.

Managed by an experienced team: the strategy is managed by a highly experienced team, with a transparent investment process and proven track record.

Snapshot

In numbers

  • 10year track record for the underlying Global Absolute Return Bond strategy
  • 103 fixed income investment professionals
  • A$201.1bn in fixed income assets managed globally
  • A$622.7m invested in the Global Absolute Return Fund

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Data as at 30 June 2017.

1 This is not a guarantee, may not be achieved and a capital loss may occur. Funds which have a higher performance aim generally take on more risk to achieve this and so have a greater potential for the returns to be significantly different than expected. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Please note the value of investments and any income from them will fluctuate and is not guaranteed (this may be partly due to exchange rate fluctuations). Investors may not get back the full amount invested.

*Strategy size converted to Australian dollars, using FX rates as per WM Reuters 4pm Spot Rates.

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