• NEW_MALTA BOND FUNDS 2017-02

Malta Government Bond Fund

  • INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES

    The Malta Government Bond Fund aims to maximise the total level of return for investors through investment, primarily, in debt securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the Government of Malta.

    STRUCTURE

    The Sub-Fund forms part of the CCFunds Sicav plc and operates under the UCITS 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 CC Malta Government Bond Fund is managed by a group of investment professionals at Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Management Limited who monitor developments on a daily basis.

Overview

→ Investor Profile
→ Currencies Available
→ Dividend Payment
→ Monitoring and Pricing
→ Entry and Exit Fees
→ Minimum Investment
→ Fund Rules at a Glance
→ Other Information

Commentary

May 2020 Commentary

In the latest Central Bank of Malta economic update, which provides data for April, the Bank’s Business Conditions’ Index (BCI) fell when compared with the previous month, suggesting that economic conditions shifted significantly below their long-term average. The European Commission’s Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) also decreased during this month. Sentiment weakened in all sectors, with the services and construction sectors recording the largest falls. In March, tourism activity contracted sharply as a result of the containment measures and subsequent travel ban introduced in response to COVID-19. The volume of retail trade also contracted, though by far less than tourism activity. Meanwhile growth in industrial production slowed down. Although the number of registered unemployed increased in March, the unemployment rate remained low from a historical perspective. The annual inflation rate based on the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) edged up to 1.2% in March, from 1.1% in February. Inflation based on the Retail Price Index (RPI) also rose slightly, to 1.1%. Meanwhile, Maltese residents’ deposits grew by 6.5% over the year to March, while credit to Maltese residents expanded by 4.7%. In March, the deficit on the cash-based Consolidated Fund widened significantly compared with a year earlier, partly reflecting the Government’s decision to defer the collection of a number of tax revenue components in view of COVID-19.

Given the current scenario, undoubtedly public finances will be materially impacted primarily also when considering the recent accommodative measures to combat covid-19, in addition to the economic strains primarily from the tourism sector which accounts to circa 30 percent of Malta’s GDP. However, the Manager still believes that the economy should still outperform its European peers as recovery scenarios take place.

The CC Malta Government bond fund continued to outperform its peers following the Managers decision to hold a comparatively lower duration. Despite this the Manager believes that QE remains supportive for sovereign bonds, the long end of the curve remains very sensitive to forward looking inflation expectations, despite the fact that covid-19 are containing inflationary moves. Going forward the Manager will deploy the current cash levels into the medium end of the curve, while taking active positions in foreign sovereign exposures.

Fact sheet

  • NAV/Price: Latest Price available here

    Sub-Fund Name Malta Government Bond Fund
    Investment Manager Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Management Ltd
    Fund Type UCITS
    Custodian Sparkasse Bank Malta p.l.c.
    Fund Administrator CC Fund Services (Malta) Limited.
    Auditors Deloitte Malta
    Legal Advisors Ganado Advocates
    Launch Date 21st April 2017
    Domicile Malta
    Dealing Frequency Daily
    Initial Charge up to 2%
    Management Fee 0.5%
    Currency Euro (€)
    ISIN numbers EUR - MT7000017992
    Minimum Initial Investment EUR 2,500
    Minimum Additional Investment EUR 500
    Fund Size €23.44 M
    Number of Holdings 32

    Top By Country*

    Country %
    Malta 93.8
    Portugal 1.9
    Spain 1.3
    Slovenia 1.3
    France 0.3
    Belgium 0.2
    Ireland 0.1
    Poland 0.1
    Turkey 0.1

    *including exposures to CIS and Cash

    Maturity Buckets*

    Age %
    0 – 5 years 8.2
    5 – 10 years 26.6
    10 years+ 40.4

    *based on the Next Call Date

    Performance History

    Calendar Year Performance  YTD   2019 2018 2017 Since
    Inception*
    Share Class A- Total Return -0.54 8.98 -0.68  - 8.14
    Total Return 1- month 3- month 6- month 9- month 12-  month
    Share Class A- Total Return -0.55 -1.60 -0.68 -2.29 4.17

    *The Accumulator Share Class (Class A) was launched on 21 April 2017

  • Regional Allocation*

    Allocation %
    Malta 99.8
    Other 0.2

    *including exposures to CIS

    * Malta exposure includes Cash Holdings

    Top 10 Exposures %

    Exposure %
    4.50% MGS 2028 7.9
    4.45% MGS 2032 6.9
    5.1% MGS 2029 5.3
    5.25% MGS 2030 4.9
    2.5% MGS 2036 4.8
    2.30% MGS 2029 4.6
    4.3% MGS 2033 4.6
    4.1% MGS 2034 4.4
    1.4% MGS 2024 3.6
    5.2% MGS 2031 3.4

    By Issuer*

    Issuer %
    Government of Malta 69.8
    Government of Portugal 2.4
    Kingdom of Spain 1.4
    Republic of Slovenia 1.3
    Lyxor EuroMTS 3-5y IG ETF 0.3
    Kingdom of Belgium 0.2
    Republic of Ireland 0.1
    Republic of Poland 0.1
    Republic of Turkey 0.1

    *including exposures to CIS

    Historical Performance to Date

    Currency Allocation

    Currency %
    EUR 99.8
    Others 0.2

    Asset Allocation

    Asset %
    Cash 24.5
    Bonds 75.2
    CIS/ETFs 0.3

Legal Information

This document has been issued by Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Management Limited (“CCIM”). CCFunds Sicav plc is licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority. CCIM 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. It does not constitute an offer or invitation by CCIM to any person to buy or sell any investment. Any investment should be based on the full details contained in the

Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document (KIID) and any Offering Supplement thereto available from www.cc.com.mt. No person should act upon any recommendation in this document without first obtaining professional investment advice. Security values may go up as well as down and past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance, nor a reliable guide to future performance. Currency fluctuations may affect the value of investments and any income derived. This document may not be reproduced either in whole, or in part, without the written permission of CCIM. CCIM does not accept liability for any actions, proceedings, costs, demands, expenses, loss or damage arising from the use of all or part of this document.

Approved and issued by Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Management Limited, Ewropa Business Centre, Triq Dun Karm, B’Kara, Malta, BKR 9034. Company registration number C53094. Additional information can be found at www.cc.com.mt