Seeks to achieve high total returns through current income and capital preservation by:

  • Employing a global multisector bond approach in search of the best opportunities.

  • Dynamically balancing credit and duration through investments in high yield and emerging market sectors to enhance income and dampen interest-rate risk, and in high-quality investment-grade bonds to alleviate credit risk when markets are stressed.

  • Investing in the fixed-income securities of issuers that are positively exposed to environmentally- or socially-oriented sustainable investment themes, primarily Climate, Health, Empowerment and Institutions.

  • Applying a top-down thematic screening process for UNSDG-alignment, including a focus on analyzing an issuer’s environmental and social impact, and a rigorous bottom-up ESG integration approach, including a proprietary ESG scoring as part of the issuer assessment.

Portfolio Management Team

Investment Risks to Consider

These and other risks are described in the Portfolio's prospectus

Investment in the Portfolio entails certain risks. Investment returns and principal value of the Portfolio will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Some of the principal risks of investing in the Portfolio include:

  • Concentration risk: The Fund’s portfolio may, at times, be highly concentrated. It should be noted at least 80% of the NAV will be invested in equity or equity related securities in companies located in or having large business activity in Europe. Such concentration may increase the losses suffered by the Fund or reduce its ability to hedge its exposure and to dispose of depreciating assets.

  • Currency risk: Investments may be denominated in one or more currencies which are different from the Portfolio’s base currency. Currency movements in the investments may significantly affect the net asset value of the Portfolio.

  • Derivatives risk: The Portfolio may include financial derivative instruments. These may be used to obtain, increase or reduce exposure to underlying assets and may create gearing; their use may result in greater fluctuations of the net asset value.

  • Emerging-markets risk: Where the Portfolio invests in emerging markets, these assets are generally smaller and more sensitive to economic and political factors, and may be less easily traded, which could cause a loss to the Portfolio.

  • Equity securities risk: The value of equity investments may fluctuate in response to the activities and results of individual companies or because of market and economic conditions. These investments may decline over short- or long-term periods.

  • Leverage risk: The Fund implements a high use of leverage which may reach 400% of the total NAV of the Fund. Leverage presents opportunities for increasing both returns and losses because any event which affects the value of an investment is magnified to the extent leverage is employed.

  • Liquidity risk: The risk that arises when adverse market conditions affect the ability to sell assets when necessary. Reduced liquidity may have a negative impact on the price of the assets.

  • Market risk: Prices and yields of many securities can change frequently, sometimes with significant volatility, and can fall, based on a wide variety of factors, for example government policy or change in technology. he effects of market risk can be immediate or gradual, short-term or long-term, or narrow or broad.

  • Operational (including safekeeping of assets) risk: The Fund and its assets may experience material losses as a result of technology/system failures, cybersecurity breaches, human error, policy breaches and/or incorrect valuation of units.

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