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BL Bond Dollar

Bond fund

Data as of 21/02/2020

Risk level

Low High
Recommended investment horizon : > 2 years

Performance

Average annual performance since launch 4,56 %

Performance as at 21/02/2020

FUNDS
2017 2,26 %
2018 -0,47 %
2019 5,20 %
Since 01/01/2020 2,58 %
Over the last 12 months 7,64 %
Over 3 years 9,32 %
Since launch 266,93 %
Asset breakdown
Bonds 91,45 %
Cash 8,55 %
Main positions
US Treasury Note Series F 2029 2019 1.75% 15-11-2029 1,75 15/11/2029 5,43 %
US Treasury Note 2019 1.625% 30-11-2026 1,62 30/11/2026 5,36 %
US Treasury Note Series AF 2024 2019 1.5% 31-10-2024 1,50 31/10/2024 5,32 %
US Treasury Bond 2009 3.5% 15-02-2039 3,50 15/02/2039 5,11 %
US Treasury Bond 2016 2.25% 15-08-2046 2,25 15/08/2046 4,82 %

Strategy

Investment objective and policy

The fund invests mainly in fixed income, variable income and convertible bonds denominated in USD, which are issued by first-rate issuers. Its key objective is to achieve a regular income.

Management report - 4th Quarter 2019

US Treasuries posted negative performance in the fourth quarter of 2019. The J.P. Morgan index for this market was down 0.91%. The US 10-year yield ended the quarter at 1.92%, which is 26 basis points higher than at the end of the previous quarter. In October, the Federal Reserve cut its interest rate again, taking it to 1.75%. This was its third rate cut of the year. During the quarter, inflation started to climb again, rising from 1.7% in September to 2.3% at the end of December. Unemployment remained stable at around 3.5%. Concerning economic activity, the Purchasing Managers' Index for the manufacturing sector (US PMI Manufacturing) contracted slightly. It now stands at 47.2. Crude oil prices rose during the quarter with WTI rising from USD 54.07 per barrel in September to USD 61.06 at the end of the quarter. There has been a slight improvement in the global political context. Brexit is in the process of being resolved. US-China trade discussions seem to be reaching an agreement. Particularly in the United States, the economic situation seems to have stopped deteriorating, creating some stability for bonds.

General information

Net Asset Value 
Calculated Every business day
NAV class B capitalisation shares (21/02/2020) 1 358,02 USD
NAV class A capitalisation shares (21/02/2020) 281,91 USD
Latest dividend 20,27 USD
Date of last dividend payment  07/02/2020
CODES Internal capitalisation code : 1134389000
Internal distribution code : 1134360000
ISIN capitalisation code : LU0093570926
ISIN distribution code : LU0093570843
WKN capitalisation code : 937802
WKN distribution code : 937803
SICOVAM capitalisation code : 959299
SICOVAM distribution code : 959298
Net assets (million) 190,48 USD
Launch date 16/09/1988

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