Data as of 19/10/2017

Risk level

Low

High

Recommended investment horizon : > 2 years

average annual performance since launch

4,89 %


Performance as at 19/10/2017

FUNDS
2014 3,40 %
2015 0,89 %
2016 2,02 %
Since 01/01/2017 0,49 %
Over the last 12 months -0,66 %
Over 3 years 3,91 %
Since launch 181,42 %
Asset breakdown
Bonds 92,92 %
Cash 7,08 %
Breakdown by currency
EUR 87,79 %
USD 2,11 %
MXN 1,62 %
IDR 1,22 %
INR 1,09 %
Others 6,18 %
Main positions
Romania Series 2015-1 2015 2.75% 29-10-2025 2,75 29/10/2025 4,66 %
Deutschland 2010 3% 04-07-2020 3,00 04/07/2020 4,23 %
Deutschland 2013 1.5% 15-02-2023 1,50 15/02/2023 4,21 %
Russia 2013 3.625% 16-09-2020 3,62 16/09/2020 4,17 %
Deutschland 2009 3.5% 04-07-2019 3,50 04/07/2019 4,13 %

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 - 2nd Quarter 2017

The euro zone sovereign debt market achieved only a slight gain on average during the second quarter. Even so, performances were uneven from one issuer to the next. For example, the 10-year benchmark Bund yield rose from 0.32% to 0.46% on the month, while the 10-year Italian yield pulled back from 2.31% to 2.15%. All this came against a backdrop of an improvement in euro zone economic conditions. Last June the ECB had raised its growth forecast to 1.9% for 2017, up from 1.8% one quarter earlier. Euro zone inflation came to 1.3% at the end of the quarter, far below the ECB's 2% target. Meanwhile, the jobless rate is still too high, at 9.1%, even after declining steadily for more than three years. Against this backdrop, Mario Draghi announced no change to current monetary policy. The debt-purchase plan is still at EUR 60 billion per month. The main key rate was kept on hold at 0%, and the deposit rate at -0.40%. Emerging markets rallied further on both the local-currency and dollar-denominated markets. Despite some very tough individual situations, such as crises in Venezuela, South Africa and Brazil, emerging markets on the whole continued to be driven by the global economic recovery. In the second quarter, spreads on the JPMorgan EMBI Global Diversified index on USD-denominated debt, were stable at almost 310 basis points. The index nonetheless gained a little more than 2% (in dollars) during the period. The local-currency index achieved an equivalent performance (also vs. the dollar). However, the euro appreciated to such an extent that it led to a loss on the dollar of almost 7% just from April to June. Generally speaking, emerging markets will continue to perform well. Both the IMF and the ECB recently raised their growth outlooks.

General information

Net Asset Value 
Calculated Every business day
NAV class B capitalisation shares (19/10/2017) 697,61 EUR
NAV class A capitalisation shares (19/10/2017) 293,98 EUR
Latest dividend 12,16 EUR
Date of last dividend payment  01/02/2017
CODES Internal capitalisation code : 1061310000
Internal distribution code : 1136231000
ISIN 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) 259,62 EUR
Launch date 29/02/1996

European tax regime

35% on redemptions
35% on dividends (distribution shares)

Belgian tax regime

27% on redemptions
27% on dividends (distribution shares)

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