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.
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.
Fund and strategy profiles
Fund and strategy updates
Monthly update: Insight Global Absolute Return Bond strategy
Major government bond yields continued to sell off early October, only to retrace most of their losses into month-end as the European Central Bank (ECB) reassured market participants on the speed of its tapering of bond purchases. Risk assets and credit spreads rallied, helped by the ECB's actions.
Quarterly update: Insight Global Absolute Return Bond strategy
The strategy generated a small positive excess return over the quarter. Market allocation negatively influenced strategy returns. Duration was also a slight negative while our yield curve positions had a mixed effect.
Latest webinars and videos
Insight Global Absolute Return Bond Fund secures recommended rating from Lonsec
SYDNEY: 12 October, 2017 – Insight Investment, a leading global investment manager, has received a ‘Recommended’ rating for one of its flagship Australian funds – the Insight Global Absolute Return Bond Fund – from Lonsec Research.
Insight Investment fund added to HUB24 platform
SYDNEY: 24 May, 2017 – Insight Investment, a leading global investment manager, today announced that the Insight Global Absolute Return Bond Fund has been added as an investment option to the HUB24 platform.
Insight fund secures recommended rating from Zenith
SYDNEY: 14 March, 2017 – Insight Investment, a leading global investment manager, has received a ‘Recommended’ rating for one of its funds, the Insight Global Absolute Return Bond Fund, from research house Zenith Investment Partners.
Product disclosure statement
Quarterly fixed income and currency review and outlook: Q3 2017
In our latest quarterly report, our experts offer their views on the trends and prospects for global fixed income and currency markets - covering assets including government bonds, credit, emerging market debt, loans, asset-backed securities and currency.
Managing Interest Rate Risk With An Absolute Return Approach
With key global central banks turning toward monetary policy normalisation, the prospect of rising interest rates has led investors to question the merits of fixed income exposure.
Data as at 30 June 2017.
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.
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