Data as of 14/02/2019

Risk level

Low

High

Recommended investment horizon : > 2 years

Average annual performance since launch

4,53 %


Performance as at 14/02/2019

FUNDS
2016 2,02 %
2017 0,45 %
2018 -2,25 %
Since 01/01/2019 0,57 %
Over the last 12 months -0,80 %
Over 3 years -0,02 %
Since launch 176,55 %
Asset breakdown
Bonds 98,36 %
Cash 1,64 %
Breakdown by currency
EUR ---
PLN ---
USD ---
Main positions
Russia 2013 3.625% 16-09-2020 3,62 16/09/2020 2,87 %
Deutschland Series 177 2018 0% 14-04-2023 0,00 14/04/2023 2,73 %
Deutschland Series 176 2017 0% 07-10-2022 0,00 07/10/2022 2,73 %
Oesterreich 2016 0% 15-07-2023 0,00 15/07/2023 2,71 %
European Financial Stability Facility 2017 0% 17-11-2022 0,00 17/11/2022 2,70 %

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 - 4th Quarter 2018

Eurozone sovereign bond prices rose in the fourth quarter of 2018. The JPMorgan GBI EMU Bond index posted positive performance of +1.5%. Periphery country bonds rose by 2.18% while the sub-index for the core eurozone countries (excluding periphery debt) gained 1.03% over the quarter. The Germany 10-year bond yield was down from 0.47% to 0.24% over the period. Emerging market sovereign debt corrected by nearly 0.88% according to the JP Morgan Euro EMBI Global Diversified index. This decline coincides with the index's yield spread widening by nearly 49 basis points to 248 basis points at the end of the quarter. Concerning investment grade corporate debt, the yield-to-maturity of the JP Morgan Maggie Corporate sub-index ended the quarter at 1.38%, 18 basis points higher than its level at the end of the previous quarter. On this market, the swap spread (bond yield against the swap rate) widened by nearly 30 basis points over the period to close at 95.11 points. Regarding emerging market private issuers, the CEMBI Broad Diversified was relatively stable over the period with the average yield up slightly at 6.86%. The yield spread against the US Treasury widened from 285.92 basis points to 351.68 basis points over the quarter. The last meeting of the ECB Governing Council was held on 13 December. It confirmed the end of its asset purchase programme. The main refinancing interest rate is unchanged at 0% and the deposit facility will continue at -0.40%. Based on weakening economic data, the ECB downwardly revised its growth forecasts for the eurozone. Growth is now estimated at 1.9% compared to 2% for 2018, and 1.7% compared to 1.8% previously for 2019. The ECB is not expected to raise interest rates before the second half of 2019. Despite the asset purchase programme coming to an end, the current monetary policy in the eurozone remains accommodative. Weakening economic growth helps moderate expectations of a tighter monetary policy and plays in favour of the bond markets. Nevertheless, even if interest rates remain low, in a context of even moderate economic growth in the eurozone, we do not see bond yields starting a long new downward trend. Globally, the normalisation of monetary policies will continue to have an impact on the cost of debt and especially on refinancing for the most debt-laden countries. On top of this, various geopolitical risks include the difficult trade negotiations between the United States and China and a mixed political situation in Europe (Brexit, Italy, the gilets jaunes in France, etc.). In the face of these uncertainties, a defensive and opportunistic approach will continue to be appropriate.

General information

Net Asset Value 
Calculated Every business day
NAV class B capitalisation shares (14/02/2019) 685,40 EUR
NAV class A capitalisation shares (14/02/2019) 281,78 EUR
Latest dividend 3,33 EUR
Date of last dividend payment  08/02/2019
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) 369,56 EUR
Launch date 29/02/1996

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