Barings Global Bond Fund A Inc USD

霸菱環球債券基金 A類 Inc 美元

IE0000829568

Risk Rating: Level 2

iFund risk rating methodology is a qualitative and quantitative assessment of a single fund’s geographic and asset class focus, investment style and any potential risk factors, as measured from one (1) (lowest risk) to six (6) (highest risk). For the funds with risk rating one (1) or two (2), these are mainly aimed at providing capital preservation for investors by investing primarily in money market instruments and, investment grade sovereign bonds etc. For more details, please refer to the Due Diligence section under the Procedures page.

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0.75%

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AUD / HKD / EUR / GBP / USD

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HKD4,000.00

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2021-03-16

*Not include dividends (If applicable)

Fund Performances (including dividend, if any)

1 mth
-2.47%
3 mth
-3.67%
6 mth
-1.29%
1 yr
+1.67%
3 yr
+11.87%
5 yr
+15.22%

Analytical Figures (3 years)

Annualized Return
+3.81%
Annualized Volatility
+6.44%
Sharpe Ratio
+0.42

Fund Information

Fund Houses
Baring Asset Management (Asia) Limited
Launch Date
1978-07-06
Fund Manager
Brian Mangwiro
Manager Start Date
Brian Mangwiro (Start Date: 2020-02-21)
Geographical Focus
Global
Asset Class/ Sector
Fixed Income - Investment grade
Risk Rating
Risk Level 2

iFund risk rating methodology is a qualitative and quantitative assessment of a single fund’s geographic and asset class focus, investment style and any potential risk factors, as measured from one (1) (lowest risk) to six (6) (highest risk). For the funds with risk rating one (1) or two (2), these are mainly aimed at providing capital preservation for investors by investing primarily in money market instruments and, investment grade sovereign bonds etc. For more details, please refer to the Due Diligence section under the Procedures page.

Fund AUM(As of 2021-03-03)
USD 82,697,457.19
Management Fee
0.75%
Latest Dividend
USD 0.124670 (2020-11-01)

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Dealing Information

Secure Transaction

Derivatives knowledge not required

HKD4,000.00Min. Subscription

0.75%

HKD4,000.00Min. Subscription

AUD / HKD / EUR / GBP / USD

HKD4,000.00Min. Subscription

HKD4,000.00

HKD4,000.00

Daily

14:00

2021-03-16

Dividend Records

Dividend DateDividend Records (USD)
2020-11-010.124670
2020-04-300.190940
2019-10-310.145190
2019-05-010.099200
2019-04-300.099170
2018-10-310.089420
2018-04-300.062420
2017-10-310.040490
2017-05-010.016500
2016-10-310.046260
2016-05-020.089490
2015-11-010.105780
2015-04-300.104550
2014-11-020.162920
2014-04-300.210000
2013-10-310.281970
2013-05-210.300500
2013-04-300.300470
2012-11-210.314000
2012-10-310.314040
2012-05-220.322800
2012-04-300.322790
2011-11-140.348800
2011-10-310.348760
2011-05-160.425700
2011-05-020.425720
2010-11-140.347900
2010-10-310.347850
2010-05-170.312000
2010-05-030.312040
2009-11-150.387400
2009-11-010.387370
2009-05-260.313800
2009-04-300.313810
2008-11-160.322400
2008-11-020.322370
2008-05-150.450300
2008-04-300.450320
2007-11-140.546800
2007-10-310.546820
2007-05-150.382900
2007-04-300.382890
2006-11-210.307700
2006-10-310.307670
2006-05-220.244800
2006-05-010.244820
2005-11-210.120700
2005-10-310.120740
2005-05-230.175000
2005-05-020.175000
2004-12-140.300000
2004-10-310.300000
2004-06-150.270000
2004-05-030.270000
2003-12-090.290000
2003-11-020.290000
2003-06-100.360000
2003-04-300.360000
2002-11-110.260000
2002-11-030.260000
2002-06-110.280000
2002-04-300.280000
2001-12-110.370000
2001-11-010.370000
2001-06-120.550000
2001-04-300.550000
2000-12-130.382000
2000-10-310.382000
2000-06-130.330000
2000-05-010.330000
1999-10-310.400000
1999-10-280.400000
1999-05-030.290000
1999-04-290.290000
1998-11-300.460000
1998-11-290.460000
1998-06-010.500000
1998-05-280.500000
1997-11-300.490000
1997-11-270.490000
1997-06-030.485000
1997-05-290.485000
1996-12-020.560000
1996-12-010.560000
1996-07-230.560000
1996-06-030.560000
1995-12-060.520000
1995-12-050.520000
1995-12-030.520000
1995-06-010.540000
1995-05-300.540000
1995-01-180.590000
1994-12-010.590000
1994-11-300.590000
1994-07-190.560000
1994-05-310.560000
1993-12-010.420000
1993-06-010.500000
1992-12-010.500000
1992-06-010.660000
1991-12-010.720000
1991-06-020.450000
1990-12-130.650000
1990-07-010.650000
1990-01-010.500000
1989-07-020.500000
1989-01-020.500000
1988-06-290.550000
1987-12-300.400000
1987-06-290.600000
1986-12-300.400000
1986-06-290.600000
1985-12-300.400000
1985-06-270.800000
1985-01-020.400000
1984-07-040.800000
1984-01-020.400000
1983-06-300.800000
1983-01-020.400000
1982-06-300.800000
1981-12-310.400000
1981-06-300.700000
1980-12-310.300000
1980-06-300.600000
1979-12-310.300000
1979-07-310.500000

Investment Objective

To seek a maximum total return, through current income generation and capital appreciation.
The “total return” sought by the Fund consists of income and capital appreciation, if any, which generally arises from decreases in interest rates or improving credit fundamentals for a particular government, industry sector or security. To achieve its objective, the Fund will invest primarily in an actively managed globally diversified portfolio which at least 80% of its net asset value is invested in fixed income instruments. The fixed income instruments in which the Fund invests may include government bonds, covered bonds, global corporate bonds, notes, debentures, government obligations and sovereign issues, commercial paper, asset-backed securities (“ABS”), commercial and residential-mortgage backed securities (“CMBS” and “RMBS”) and contingent convertible bonds (“CoCos”), up to 25% of its net asset value in collateralised and/or securitised products such as covered bonds, ABS, CMBS and RMBS and up to 10% of its net asset value in securities issued and/or guaranteed by a single sovereign (including its government, a public or local government of that country) which is rated subinvestment grade.
The Fund may invest in investment grade and up to 20% of the Fund’s net asset value in sub-investment grade fixed income instruments. "Sub-investment grade" means a rating which is "BB+" or lower from the ratings agency Standard & Poor's or Fitch, “Ba1” or lower from Moody’s Investor Services, or the equivalent rating of another internationally recognised rating agency. “Sub-investment grade” also includes an eligible asset which is not rated by an internationally recognised rating agency, but is determined by the Investment Manager in its own assessment of having credit quality of "BB+" or lower from the ratings agency Standard & Poor's or Fitch, “Ba1” or lower from Moody’s Investor Services, or the equivalent rating of another internationally recognised rating agency. In the event of split rating, the highest credit rating accredited to the relevant issue will be deemed the reference credit rating. The Fund may invest in various financial derivative instruments for investment purposes or for efficient portfolio management in accordance with the requirements of the Central Bank of Ireland. The Fund may use derivatives (including warrants, futures, options, currency forward contracts (including non-deliverable forwards), swap agreements and contracts for difference) for efficient portfolio management (including hedging) or investment purposes. When derivatives are used the Fund will be leveraged through the leverage inherent in the use of derivatives.
The Fund will invest less than 30% of its net assets in debt instruments with loss absorption features (“LAP”) (e.g. CoCos, Tier 2, Tier 3, external LAC debt instruments and certain similar debt instruments issued by a holding company of a financial institution which exhibit LAP features) out of which no more than 10% of the Fund’s net asset value may be invested in CoCos. LAP is intended to capture debt instruments with features of contingent write-down or contingent conversion to ordinary shares on the occurrence of (a) when a financial institution is near or at the point of non-viability or (b) when the capital ratio of a financial institution falls to meet a specified level.
The Fund may also invest in collective investment schemes in accordance with the requirements of the Central Bank of Ireland up to a maximum of 10% of the net asset value of the Fund.
The Fund’s weighted-average portfolio duration is expected to be greater than 1 year at all times.
The Fund may invest in the money market instruments pending investment of subscription monies or payment of redemption proceeds or for temporary defensive purposes under exceptional circumstances (e.g. economic conditions, political risks or world events, high downside risks during uncertainties, or closure of relevant market(s) due to unexpected events, such as political unrest, war or bankruptcy of large financial institutions), where the Investment Manager determines that such holdings are in the best interests of Unitholders. Under exceptional circumstances, the Fund may temporarily invest up to 100% of its total assets in cash, deposits, treasury bills, government bonds or short-term money market instruments or have substantial holdings in cash and cash equivalents.

Nature and Extent of Risks

Investment involves risks. Please refer to the offering document for details including the risk factors.
1. Investment risk
- The Fund’s investment portfolio may fall in value due to any of the key risk factors below and therefore your investment in the Fund may suffer losses. The Fund is an investment fund and is not in the nature of a bank deposit. There is no guarantee of repayment of principal.
2. Credit Risk
- The Fund is exposed to the credit/default risk of issuers of debt securities that the Fund may invest in.
3. Interest rate risk
- Investment in the Fund is subject to interest rate risk. In general, the prices of debt securities rise when interest rates fall, whilst their prices fall when interest rates rise.
4. Volatility and liquidity risk
- The debt instruments in which the Fund invests may not be traded on an active secondary market. Debt instruments in certain markets may be subject to higher volatility and lower liquidity when compared to more developed markets. The prices of securities traded in such markets may be subject to fluctuations. The bid and offer spreads of the price of such securities may be large and the Fund may incur significant trading costs.
5. Risk associated with investment in specific countries or regions
- The Fund’s investment may be concentrated in specific countries or regions. In such event, the value of the Fund may be more volatile than that of a fund having a more diverse portfolio of investments.
- The value of the Fund may be more susceptible to adverse economic, political, policy, foreign exchange, liquidity, tax, legal or regulatory event affecting the specific country or region market.
- In light of ongoing concerns on the sovereign debt risk of certain countries within the Eurozone, the Fund’s investments in the region may be subject to higher volatility, liquidity, currency and default risks. Any adverse events, such as credit downgrade of a sovereign or exit of EU members from the Eurozone, may have a negative impact on the value of the Fund.
6. Downgrading risk
- The credit rating of a debt instrument or its issuer may subsequently be downgraded. In the event of such downgrading, the value of the Fund may be adversely affected. The Investment Manager may or may not be able to dispose of the debt instruments that are being downgraded.
7. Sovereign debt risk
- The Fund’s investment in securities issued or guaranteed by governments may be exposed to political, social and economic risks. In adverse situations, the sovereign issuers may not be able or willing to repay the principal and/or interest when due or may request the Fund to participate in restructuring such debts. The Fund may suffer significant losses when there is a default of sovereign debt issuers.
8. Valuation risk
- Valuation of the Fund’s investments may involve uncertainties and judgmental determinations. If such valuation turns out to be incorrect, this may affect the net asset value calculation of the Fund.
9. Credit rating risk
- Credit ratings assigned by rating agencies are also subject to limitations and do not guarantee the creditworthiness of the security and/or issuer at all times.
10. Risks associated with sub-investment grade securities
- The Fund may invest in sub-investment grade securities or unrated. Such securities are generally subject to lower liquidity, higher volatility and greater risk of loss of principal and interest than high-rated debt securities.
11. Risks associated with derivatives and liquidity
- The Fund may have exposure to derivatives for investment purposes or for efficient portfolio management. Risks associated with derivatives include counterparty/credit risk, liquidity risk, valuation risk, volatility risk and over-the-counter transaction risk. The leverage element/component of a derivative can result in a loss significantly greater than the amount invested in the derivative by the Fund. Exposure to derivatives may lead to a high risk of significant loss by the Fund.
- Furthermore, there is no guarantee that the Fund’s use of derivatives for hedging will be entirely effective and in adverse situations, where the use of derivatives becomes ineffective, the Fund may suffer significant loss.
- There may not be active market for certain derivatives so that the purchase and sale of holding may take longer. The Fund may also encounter difficulties in disposing of derivatives at their fair market price.
12. Counterparty risk
- Counterparty risk is the risk that an organization does not pay out on a bond or other trade or transaction when it is supposed to. If a counterparty fails to honour its obligations in a timely manner and the Fund is delayed or prevented from exercising its rights with respect to the investments in its portfolio, it may experience a decline in the value of its position, lose income and/or incur costs associated with asserting its rights.
13. Risks of investing convertible bonds
- Convertible bonds are a hybrid between debt and equity, permitting holders to convert into shares in the company issuing the bond at a specified future date. As such, convertibles will be exposed to equity movement and greater volatility than straight bond investments. Investments in convertible bonds are subject to the same interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk and prepayment risk associated with comparable straight bond investments.
14. Currency risk
- The underlying investments of the Fund may be denominated in currencies other than the base currency of the Fund. Also, a class of units of the Fund may be designated in a currency other than the base Currency of the Fund. The net asset value of the Fund may be affected unfavourably by fluctuations in the exchange rates between these currencies and the base currency and by changes in exchange rate controls.
15. Charges deducted from capital/risks relating to distribution
- The Fund normally pays its management fee and other fees and expenses out of income (in accordance with Irish accounting guidelines). However, where insufficient income is available, the Manager may pay some or all of its management fee and other fees and expenses out of capital and out of both realised and unrealised capital gains less realised and unrealised capital losses. Where the management fee and other fees and expenses are deducted from capital rather than income generated, this may constrain growth and could erode capital.
- The Fund normally pays dividends out of surplus net income. However, the Manager may also distribute such part of any capital gains less realised and unrealised capital losses as, in its opinion, is appropriate to maintain a satisfactory level of distribution. Payment of distributions out of unrealised capital gains amounts to distribution out of capital under Hong Kong regulatory disclosure requirements and that payment of distributions under such circumstances amounts to a return or withdrawal of part of an investor’s original investment or from any capital gains attributable to that original investment. Any distributions involving payment of unrealised capital gains as dividends (which means effectively paying dividend out of capital) may result in an immediate reduction of the Fund’s net asset value per unit.
16. Risks associated with instruments with loss-absorption features
Debt instruments with loss-absorption features are subject to greater risks when compared to traditional debt instruments as such instruments are typically subject to the risk of being written down or converted to ordinary shares upon the occurrence of certain trigger event(s) (e.g. when the issuer is near or at the point of non-viability or when the issuer’s capital ratio falls to a specified level), which are likely to be outside of the issuer’s control. Such trigger events are complex and difficult to predict and may result in a significant or total reduction in the value of such instruments.
In the event of the activation of a trigger, there may be potential price contagion and volatility to the entire asset class. Debt instruments with loss-absorption features may also be exposed to liquidity, valuation and sector concentration risk.
The Fund may invest in CoCos which are highly complex and are of high risk. Upon the occurrence of the trigger event, CoCos may be converted into shares of the issuer (potentially at a discounted price), or may be subject to the permanent write-down to zero. Coupon payments on CoCos are discretionary and may be cancelled by the issuer at any point, for any reason, and for any length of time.
The Fund may invest in senior non-preferred debts (e.g. Tier 3 securities). While these instruments are generally senior to subordinated debts, they may be subject to write-down upon the occurrence of a trigger event and will no longer fall under the creditor ranking hierarchy of the issuer. This may result in total loss of principal invested.