Malta Government Bond Fund


    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.


    The Sub-Fund forms part of the Calamatta Cuschieri Funds 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.


    The 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.


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August 2018 Commentary

The month of August pretty much summed up what 2018 has been so far to date – uncertainty come in from all fronts. Since the global financial crisis, August has regularly proved difficult for financial markets. This summer was no exception. Investors had to digest the reintroduction of US sanctions against Iran, new tensions between Turkey and the US, a deterioration of trade talks between the US and China, and volatility in the Italian government bond market.

Trade tensions and a strong dollar continued to dominate the headlines. Overall, the economic data for August points to a global economy that is still growing above trend, which should support corporate earnings globally. However, geopolitical headlines continue to create considerable volatility around this generally positive trend. In this context, it seems reasonable to remain prorisk, while seeking at the same time low correlation assets to provide some protection as the cycle ages.

During the month of August, there was a marked increase in risk aversion as investors indiscriminately fled to cash, causing even the strongest of European sovereign bonds to endure most of the sell-off. In This vein, the CC Malta Government Bond Index decline by over 60bps during the month on a Total Gross Return basis.

Throughout the month, the MGBF continued to grow in size as it almost surpassed the €10mn milestone. The Investment Managers managed to capture to volatile bouts witnessed during the month to put this money to work, and average down on positions and cheaper levels.

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 Calamatta Cuschieri Fund Services Ltd.
    Auditors Deloitte Malta
    Legal Advisors Ganado Advocates
    Launch Date 21st April 2017
    Domicile Malta
    Dealing Frequency Daily
    Initial Charge from 0% up to 2.5%
    Management Fee  0.5%
    Currency Euro (€)
    ISIN numbers EUR - MT7000017992
    Minimum Initial Investment EUR 2,500
    Minimum Additional Investment EUR 500
    Fund Size €9.79 mn
    Number of Holdings 36

    Top By Country*

    Country %
    Malta 95.5
    Spain 0.8
    Portugal 0.7
    Italy 0.7
    France 0.6
    Belgium 0.5
    Slovenia 0.4
    Ireland 0.4
    Hungary 0.2
    Turkey 0.1

    *including exposures to CIS and Cash

    Maturity Buckets*

    Age %
    0 – 5 years 13.7
    5 – 10 years 6.0
    10 years+ 58.6

    *based on the Next Call Date

    Performance History

    Calendar Year Performance  YTD 1-month 3-month 6-month 12-month Since
    Inception *
    Share Class A- Total Return -2.01 -0.78 -0.76 -0.93 -2.01 -1.57
    Rolling 12 month performance to last
    month end










    Share Class A- Total Return -2.01 n/a n/a n/a n/a

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

  • Regional Allocation*

    Allocation %
    Malta 95.5
    Europe (excl. Malta) 4.4
    Other 0.1

    *including exposures to CIS

    * Malta exposure includes Cash Holdings

    Top 10 Exposures %

    Exposure %
    4.10% MGS 2034 7.9
    4.50% MGS 2028 6.8
    5.20% MGS 2031 5.3
    2.30% MGS 2029 5.2
    4.45% MGS 2032 5.1
    5.10% MGS 2029 4.8
    4.30% MGS 2033 4.3
    4.65% MGS 2032 4.0
    3.30% MGS 2024 3.9
    4.30% MGS 2022 3.9

    By Issuer*

    Issuer %
    Government of Malta 74.9
    Kingdom of Spain 0.8
    Government of Portugal 0.7
    Government of Italy 0.7
    Lyxor EuroMTS 3-5y IG ETF 0.6
    Kingdom of Belgium 0.5
    Republic of Slovenia 0.4
    Republic of Ireland 0.4
    Government of Hungary 0.2
    Republic of Turkey 0.1

    *including exposures to CIS

    Historical Performance to Date

    Currency Allocation

    Currency %
    EUR 99.5
    Others 0.5

    Asset Allocation

    Currency %
    Cash 20.5
    Bonds 78.8
    CIS/ETFs 0.6

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Important Information

This document has been issued by Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Management Limited (“CCIM”). Calamatta Cuschieri Funds SICAV p.l.c. 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
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