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BL Global Bond Opportunities

Bond fund

Data as of 10/06/2021

Risk level

Recommended investment horizon : > 2 years


Average annual performance since launch 4,10 %

Performance as at 10/06/2021

2018-2,25 %
20190,44 %
20200,94 %
Since 01/01/2021-0,94 %
Over the last 12 months1,71 %
Over 3 years0,14 %
Since launch176,27 %
Asset breakdown
Bonds98,26 %
Cash1,74 %
Breakdown by currency
EUR92,54 %
USD3,59 %
CNY1,40 %
MXN0,90 %
HUF0,65 %
Others0,91 %
Main positions
Ireland Treasury Bond 2016 1% 15-05-20262,26 %
Portugal Obrigacoes do Tesouro 2015 2.875% 15-10-20251,65 %
Portugal 2008 4.95% 25-10-20231,65 %
Morocco 2014 3.5% 19-06-20241,60 %
CK Hutchison Finance 16 Series B 2016 2% 06-04-20281,59 %


Investment objective and policy

The fund invests principally in bonds issued in the currencies of the leading industrialised countries (without the Yen). In addition, some 20% of the assets are invested in emerging market bonds. On average the compartment is invested by about ¾ in the euro zone and by about ¼ in the dollar zone. Its key objective is to achieve a regular income.

Management report - 1st Quarter 2021

In the first quarter of 2021, we saw yields rise significantly on all the bond markets. The yield on the Germany 10-year benchmark bond rose from -0.57% on 31 December to -0.29% on 31 March. Euro-denominated corporate debt flatlined as medium and long-term euro sovereign yields rose despite the compression in yield spreads on riskier corporate debt. This rise in yields is the result of a combination of two main factors: the start of the vaccination campaign, which prompted a degree of optimism on the markets, and an improvement in certain economic statistics, including the purchasing managers' index: the Markit Manufacturing PMI climbed from 55.2 to 62.4 over the period. This recovery is also reflected in the rise in inflation figures, with the price index for the eurozone as a whole rising from 0.3% to +1.3% over the period. Over the quarter, the movements in sovereign yields weighed on quality corporate issuers (highly correlated to sovereign rates) and longer maturities. In the BLI Corporate Bond reference basket , AAA to A rated corporate debt with a maturity of 5 to 8 years fell by 0.65% over three months. Conversely, BBB-/BB+ rated debt with a maturity of less than 5 years rose by 0.7%. Emerging market companies continue to perform better than those in developed countries as the former (mainly those in Asia) have enjoyed better economic conditions following the health crisis. BL Global Bond Opportunities declined by 0.83% over the quarter. In this context of rising risk-free sovereign yields, we reduced our positions in high quality issuers with low yield spreads. Exposure to 'risk-free' sovereign bonds and high-quality corporate issuers was reduced by almost 10% to allocate cash partly to emerging market issuers and partly to BB corporate issuers with a strong balance sheet and solid earnings. For example, we included Volvo Cars, Wienerberger, Amplifon, Dometic Group, Kion Group and Smurfit Kappa, all of which offered yields above 0.8% in euros. At the end of March 2021, AAA to A issues accounted for almost 40% of the portfolio, with a bias towards corporate bonds which represented more than 65% of the portfolio. At 31 March 2021, the portfolio's average yield was 0.31% with a modified duration of 4.67.

General information

Net Asset Value 
Calculated Every business day
NAV class B capitalisation shares (10/06/2021)684,84 EUR
NAV class A distribution shares (20/05/2021)681,33 EUR
CODESISIN capitalisation code : LU0093569910
ISIN distribution code : LU0093569837
WKN capitalisation code : 921164
WKN distribution code : 937797
SICOVAM capitalisation code : 959302
SICOVAM distribution code : 989724
Net assets (million)349,93 EUR
Launch date29/02/1996

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