The objective of this fund is to achieve above-market performance. The share class is accumulating.
The fund invests mainly in investment grade bonds from anywhere in the world.
Specifically, the fund invests at least two-thirds of net assets in corporate bonds and other debt instruments that are traded on a regulated market and are rated from A1/A+ to Baa3/BBB- (or similar).
At least 90% of the fund's investments are denominated in, or hedged into, EUR.
The total duration, including cash, is the benchmark duration plus/minus 2 years. The duration indicates among others the price risk of the bonds in which the fund invests. The lower the duration, the more price stable the bonds, if interest rates change.
In actively managing the fund's portfolio, the management team selects securities from a wide range of companies and sectors that appear to offer superior investment characteristics. The fund generally expects that its holdings, and therefore its performance, may differ significantly from those of the benchmark.
The fund may use derivatives for hedging and efficient portfolio management, as well as for investment purposes.
The main part of the share class' NAV will be hedged against the base currency of the fund. However, the share class remains exposed to the currencies of the investments in the fund.
Recommendation: This fund may not be appropriate for investors who plan to withdraw their money within 3 years.