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High Income Bond Fund USD Distributor

  • INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES

    The CC High Income Bond Fund Accumulator aims to maximise the total level of return for investors through investment in a diversified portfolio of Bonds. To achieve this objective, the Investment Manager invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of over 45 intermediate term, corporate & government bonds with maturities of 10 years and less.

    STRUCTURE

    The Fund operates under the UCTIS structure which has become the gold standard for EU investment funds for retail investors. UCITS funds are ideal for retail investors as they have been specifically designed to ensure diversification and liquidity through distinct parameters, permitted asset classes and investment restrictions as set out in EU law.

    MANAGEMENT

    The Funds are managed by a group of investment professionals at Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Management Limited who monitor developments on a daily basis.

Overview

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Commentary

January 2016 Commentary

The long end of the European sovereign curve upheld its declining momentum, as investors continued to offload their positions in line with improving economic data, as the market increased its expectations that the ECB will tighten its policies going forward. In the month, the European 15-year plus sovereign curve declined by 5.4 percent, while short-dated issues, 1-year to 3-year sovereign bonds, declined marginally by 0.28 percent.

On the contrary, spreads amongst risky bonds continued to tighten with the BOFA Merrill Lynch European High yield Index registering a total return of 0.78 percent. Most of the returns were generated through interest returns, rather than price appreciation.

In the U.S. treasury yields were conditioned by Trump’s chatter in his first days in office. In fact, the 10-year yield fluctuated from highs of 2.53 percent to lows of 2.33 percent. On average, the BOFA Merrill Lynch all maturity Government index declined by 0.1 per cent.

On the contrary, US HY bonds continued to display gains with a monthly total return gain of 1.3 per cent, mainly driven by the attractive yields following the correction witnessed post November’s US Presidential election. Undoubtedly, the market has been pricing-in the expected three rate hikes in 2017 and thus market participants were happy to re-dip in at attractive levels.

Hard currency EM bonds once again emerged as the best performing class amongst its peers with a monthly total return of 2.1 percent. However, what was more interesting is the fact that performance was mainly driven by price returns, with yields lurching lower in line with appreciating EM currencies.

During January, the Investment Manager opened a new position to the Indonesian Real estate market, primarily in line with the recent tax amnesty announced by the government, which should repatriate flows into both the real estate and financial sectors. In addition, the Manager opened a position in Petrobras, the Brazilian oil giant at attractive valuation levels. Selectively, the Manager believes that in 2017, emerging market should continue to provide attractive returns to investors. That said, the Manager’s main aim is to provide capital stability.

Factsheet

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    Sub-Fund Name High Income Bond Fund – USD (Distributor)
    Investment Manager Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Management Ltd
    Fund Advisor DF – Asset Allocation (Lugano, Switzerland)
    Custodian Sparkasse Bank Malta p.l.c.
    Fund Administrator Calamatta Cuschieri Fund Services Ltd.
    Auditors Deloitte Malta
    Legal Advisors Ganado & Associates
    Launch Date 1st September 2011
    Domicile Malta
    Currency USD ($)
    Dealing Frequency Weekly
    Fund Size $19.3mn
    Number of Holdings 51
    Initial Charge up to 2.5%
    Management Fee 1%
    Dividend Payment Dates 31 March
    30 September
    ISIN numbers USD – MT7000003067
    Minimum Initial Investment $ 3,000
    Minimum Additional Investment $ 500

     

    Performance History (expressed in % terms)*

    Sep Oct Nov Dec YTD
    2014 -0.85 -0.09 -0.74 0.54 1.15
    Sep Oct Nov Dec YTD
    2015 -1.75 2.53  -1.41  -1.80 -2.59

    * Performance figures are calculated using the Value Added Monthly Index “VAMI” principle. The VAMI calculates the total return gained by an investor from reinvestment of any dividends and additional interest gained through compounding.

    Top 10 By Country*

    Country %
    United States 19.1%
    Brazil 8.6%
    Russia 5.6%
    Great Britain 5.3%
    Italy 4.1%
    Turkey 2.9%
    Switzerland 2.7%
    Luxembourg 2.6%
    Netherlands 2.2%
    India 2.1%

    *including exposures to CIS

    By Credit Rating*

    Rating %
    BBB 13.5%
    BB 26.1%
    B 29.9%
    CCC+ 0.9%
    Less than CCC+ 1.0%
    Not Rated 0.0%
    Average Cerdit Rating BB-%

    *excluding exposures to CIS

  • Performance to Date (USD)

    Top 10 Exposures

    Exposure %
    7% KB Home 2021 3.3%
    7% Scientific Games 2022 2.8%
    Muzinich L/S Credit Fund 2.7%
    4.75% Lennar Corp 2022 2.6%
    5.375% Petrobas 2021 2.6%
    5.625% Ineos 2024 2.6%
    6.25% IGT 2022 2.2%
    6.25% GTH Finance 2020 2.2%
    7.375% Wind Acquisition 2021 2.1%
    5.875% JBS USA 2024 2.1%

     

    Currency Allocation

    Currency %
    USD 100.0%
    Others 0.0%

    Asset Allocation

    Asset %
    Cash 23.9%
    Bonds 71.8%
    CIS/ETFs 4.4%

    Maturity Brackets*

    Age %
    0 – 5 years 51.9%
    5 – 10 years 17.5%
    10 years+ 1.2%

    *based on the Next Call Date

    Sector Breakdown

    Sector %
    Financial 19.4%
    Consumer, Cyclical 16.4%
    Communications 11.9%
    Basic Materials 8.6%
    Consumer, Non-Cyclical 6.5%
    Energy 4.4%
    Industrial 2.6%
    Utilities 1.0%
    Government 1.0%

    *excluding exposures to CIS

Legal Information

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN ISSUED BY  CALAMATTA CUSCHIERI INVESTMENT SERVICES LTD ( “CCIS”). CCIS IS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE MALTA STOCK EXCHANGE AND IS LICENSED TO CONDUCT INVESTMENT SERVICES IN MALTA BY THE MALTA FINANCIAL SERVICES AUTHORITY. THIS DOCUMENT IS PREPARED FOR  INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS INVESTMENT ADVICE. THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR INVITATION BY CCIS TO ANY PERSON TO BUT OR SELL ANY INVESTMENT. CCIS HAS BASED THIS DOCUMENT ON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM SOURCES IT BELIEVES TO BE RELIABLE BUT WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED. THIS DOCUMENT MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED EITHER IN WHOLE, OR IN PART, WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF CCIS.
 

*THE MOST RECENT DISTRIBUTION (30th September) AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE NAV EXPRESSED ON AN ANNUALISED BASIS (SOURCE: CALAMATTA CUSCHIERI INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT).  PERFORMANCE FIGURES QUOTED IN US DOLLARS REFER TO THE PAST AND ARE NOT A GUARANTEE FOR FUTURE PERFORMANCE. THE VALUE OF INVESTMENTS, INCLUDING CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS, AND INCOME FROM THEM CAN GO DOWN AS WELL AS UP AND INVESTORS MAY NOT GET BACK THE FULL AMOUNT INVESTED. ALL ABOVE MENTIONED FUNDS ARE SUB FUNDS OF CALAMATTA CUSCHIERI FUND SICAV PLC AND ARE AUTHORISED BY THE MFSA. INVESTORS MAY INCUR A SUBSCRIPTION CHARGE AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO TAX ON DISTRIBUTIONS. INVESTMENT SHOULD BE BASED ON THE PROSPECTUS AND KIID DOCUMENT, WHICH MAY BE OBTAINED FROM CCIS OFFICES.​