Global Bond Fund
Share Class :
 
ISIN: LU0360476583
 
 
Overall Morningstar Rating
Global Bond Fund
ISIN: LU0360476583
Share Class :

Global Bond Fund

SHARE CLASS :
ISIN: LU0360476583
 
Overall Morningstar Rating
 
 
 
Investment Objective
To generate income and the long term growth of your investment.
Investment Approach
Seeks to provide an attractive rate of return, measured in U.S. dollars, through market, instrument and currency selection. The Fund consists of domestic, international and euromarket fixed income securities of varying maturities denominated in U.S. dollars and other currencies, including emerging markets.
 
Jun '08
Share Class Launch Date
USD
Share Class Base Currency
354
Number of holdings
2.77
Average yield to maturity
 
 
Pricing & Performance

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. All performance data is calculated NAV to NAV, net of fees, and does not take account of commissions and costs incurred on the issue and redemption of units. The sources for all performance and Index data is Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Please click here for additional performance disclosures and important information, which should be reviewed carefully.

The Blended Index performance shown is calculated using the JPM Global Traded Unhedged Index from inception through 31 March 2004, the FTSE WGBI Index to 31 January 2010 and the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index thereafter.

This fund received a compensation payment in connection with Prudential Equity Group's settlement with the U.S. SEC relating to market timing charges. Consequently, the net cash injection received in March 2010 and the related withholding tax, accrued in September 2010 and received in August 2011, have increased the fund’s AUM by USD 1,517,320 and USD 650,280, respectively.

As of 30-Sep-2018

As of 19-Oct-2018

As of 30-Sep-2018

As of 19-Oct-2018


Performance of 100 USD invested
Performance of 100 USD invested

     
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
 
 
Average Annual Total Returns As of 30-Sep-2018 As of 30-Sep-2018
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class Z USD (%) -1.56 2.72 1.39 3.61 3.08
Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index (%) -1.32 1.98 0.75 2.77 2.40
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class Z USD (%) -1.56 2.72 1.39 3.61 3.08
Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index (%) -1.32 1.98 0.75 2.77 2.40
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Share Class Z USD (%) 3.02 7.91 -1.95 2.09 -4.49 2.40 9.61
Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index (%) 5.64 4.32 -2.60 0.59 -3.15 2.09 7.39
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Share Class Z USD (%) 4.02 -4.95 8.99 1.02 -1.56
Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index (%) 1.19 -3.26 8.83 -1.26 -1.32
 
Average Annual Total Returns
As of 30-Sep-2018
TIMEFRAME Share Class Z USD (%) Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index (%)
1 Yr -1.56 -1.32
3 Yrs 2.72 1.98
5 Yrs 1.39 0.75
10 Yrs 3.61 2.77
Since Inception 3.08 2.40
As of 30-Sep-2018
TIMEFRAME Share Class Z USD (%) Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index (%)
1 Yr -1.56 -1.32
3 Yrs 2.72 1.98
5 Yrs 1.39 0.75
10 Yrs 3.61 2.77
Since Inception 3.08 2.40
TIMEFRAME Share Class Z USD (%) Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index (%)
2011 3.02 5.64
2012 7.91 4.32
2013 -1.95 -2.60
2014 2.09 0.59
2015 -4.49 -3.15
2016 2.40 2.09
2017 9.61 7.39
TIMEFRAME Share Class Z USD (%) Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index (%)
2014 4.02 1.19
2015 -4.95 -3.26
2016 8.99 8.83
2017 1.02 -1.26
2018 -1.56 -1.32
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
 
 
Risk/Return Statistics

TIMEFRAME:
    Share Class Z Index
Excess Return (%) 0.74 --
Alpha (%) 0.73 --
Beta 1.01 --
Information ratio 0.44 --
R squared 0.89 --
Sharpe ratio 0.37 0.24
Tracking error (%) 1.71 --
Volatility (Standard deviation) (%) 5.25 4.92
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
 
 
 
Risk and Reward Profile As of 29-May-2018
 
 
Lower Risk
High Risk
Potentially
Lower Rewards
Potentially
Higher Rewards
 
The risk and reward category shown is based on historic data.
  • Historic figures are only a guide and may not be a reliable indicator of what may happen in the future.
  • As such this category may change in the future.
  • The higher the category, the greater the potential reward, but also the greater the risk of losing the investment. Category 1 does not indicate a risk free investment.
  • The fund is in this category because it invests in fixed income securities and the fund's simulated and/or realised return has experienced medium rises and falls historically.
  • The fund may be impacted by movements in the exchange rates between the fund's currency and the currencies of the fund's investments.
This rating does not take into account other risk factors which should be considered before investing, these include:
  • The value of bonds are likely to decrease if interest rates rise and vice versa.
  • The value of financial derivative instruments are highly sensitive and may result in losses in excess of the amount invested by the Sub-Fund.
  • Issuers may not be able to repay their debts, if this happens the value of your investment will decrease. This risk is higher where the fund invests in a bond with a lower credit rating.
  • The fund relies on other parties to fulfill certain services, investments or transactions. If these parties become insolvent, it may expose the fund to financial loss.
  • There may be an insufficient number of buyers or sellers which may affect the funds ability to buy or sell securities.
  • Investment in Fixed Income Securities via the China Interbank Bond Market may also entail additional risks, such as counterparty and liquidity risk.
  • There are increased risks of investing in emerging markets as political, legal and operational systems may be less developed than in developed markets.
  • Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and investors may lose all or a substantial portion of his or her investment.
  • The value of the investments and the income from them will vary and there can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives.
  • Investments may be in a variety of currencies and therefore changes in rates of exchange between currencies may cause the value of investments to decrease or increase. Furthermore, the value of investments may be adversely affected by fluctuations in exchange rates between the investor’s reference currency and the base currency of the investments.
The risk and reward category shown is based on historic data.
  • Historic figures are only a guide and may not be a reliable indicator of what may happen in the future.
  • As such this category may change in the future.
  • The higher the category, the greater the potential reward, but also the greater the risk of losing the investment. Category 1 does not indicate a risk free investment.
  • The fund is in this category because it invests in fixed income securities and the fund's simulated and/or realised return has experienced medium rises and falls historically.
  • The fund may be impacted by movements in the exchange rates between the fund's currency and the currencies of the fund's investments.
This rating does not take into account other risk factors which should be considered before investing, these include:
  • The value of bonds are likely to decrease if interest rates rise and vice versa.
  • The value of financial derivative instruments are highly sensitive and may result in losses in excess of the amount invested by the Sub-Fund.
  • Issuers may not be able to repay their debts, if this happens the value of your investment will decrease. This risk is higher where the fund invests in a bond with a lower credit rating.
  • The fund relies on other parties to fulfill certain services, investments or transactions. If these parties become insolvent, it may expose the fund to financial loss.
  • There may be an insufficient number of buyers or sellers which may affect the funds ability to buy or sell securities.
  • Investment in Fixed Income Securities via the China Interbank Bond Market may also entail additional risks, such as counterparty and liquidity risk.
  • There are increased risks of investing in emerging markets as political, legal and operational systems may be less developed than in developed markets.
  • Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and investors may lose all or a substantial portion of his or her investment.
  • The value of the investments and the income from them will vary and there can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives.
  • Investments may be in a variety of currencies and therefore changes in rates of exchange between currencies may cause the value of investments to decrease or increase. Furthermore, the value of investments may be adversely affected by fluctuations in exchange rates between the investor’s reference currency and the base currency of the investments.
 
 
 
 
Composition 4 As of 30-Sep-2018
  Fund
Less than 1 Year 6.12
1 to 3 Years 11.70
3 to 5 Years 21.94
5 to 7 Years 21.47
7 to 10 Years 14.94
Greater than 10 Years 16.62
Other 2.78
Cash & equivalents 4.44
Total 100.00
  Fund
US Dollar 43.12
Euro 25.05
Japanese Yen 16.19
British Pound 4.82
Canadian Dollar 2.80
South Korean Won 1.36
Australian Dollar 1.32
South Africa Rand 0.93
Mexican New Peso 0.86
Polish Zloty New 0.73
Other 2.82
Total 100.00


Holdings As of 30-Sep-2018
Fund
Italy (Republic of), 1.450000%, 2022-09-15 2.42
Japan (Government of), 0.100000%, 2027-03-20 2.22
Japan (Government of), 1.100000%, 2021-06-20 2.21
Poland (Republic of), 2.250000%, 2022-04-25 2.14
Japan (Government of), 2.000000%, 2040-09-20 2.12
Japan (Government of), 1.700000%, 2033-06-20 2.09
Australia Government, 2.750000%, 2027-11-21 2.08
United States Treasury, 3.500000%, 2039-02-15 2.03
Canadian Government Bond, 1.500000%, 2026-06-01 1.82
Fannie Mae, 4.000000%, 2045-02-25 1.75
Total 20.88

These securities and percentage allocations are only for illustrative purposes and do not constitute, and should not be construed as, investment advice or recommendations with respect to the securities or investments mentioned.



Portfolio Characteristics
Fund Index
Duration (years) 6.67 6.99
Average yield to maturity (%) 2.77 2.15
Number of holdings 354 22,549
 
 
Portfolio Managers
Managing Director
31 years industry experience
Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income
30 years industry experience
Managing Director
26 years industry experience
Managing Director
27 years industry experience
Team members may be subject to change at any time without notice.
 
 
Insights by Global Fixed Income Team
Global Fixed Income Bulletin
What Can Derail the Carry Trade?
Dec 13, 2017
The Global Fixed Income team discusses how even though markets have run a long way, and future returns are likely to be more modest, the current environment is likely to continue in 2018.
Macro Insight
The Beginning of a New Era in Fixed Income
Sep 07, 2018
We’re undergoing a seismic shift in fixed income and portfolio manager Jim Caron, discusses why you should consider if you're prepared for the changing landscape.
 
 
 

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The source for all performance and index data is Morgan Stanley Investment Management Limited.

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The Europe/Asia and South Africa category (EAA) includes funds domiciled in European markets, major cross-border Asian markets where material numbers of European UCITS funds are available (principally Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan), South Africa, and selected other Asian and African markets where Morningstar believes it is of benefit to investors for the funds to be included in the EAA classification system.

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This benchmark is based on the Official Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond - Euro Hedged Index in Eur. A proprietary Morgan Stanley overlay has been applied to come to a return. The returns of the Index are not official returns of any Bloomberg Barclays index, nor have they been calculated, published, prepared or otherwise advised upon by Bloomberg Barclays or any of its affiliates. Barclays make no representation or warranty of any kind, either express or implied with respect to the data (or the results obtained by the use thereof).

The Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index: provides a broad-based measure of the global investment grade fixed-rate debt markets. Total Returns shown is unhedged USD.The index is unmanaged and does not include any expenses, fees or sales charges. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. The benchmark name changed from Barclays Global Aggregate Index to Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index on 24th August 2016.

The JPM Global Traded Unhedged Index: provides a broad-based measure of the global investment grade fixed-rate debt markets. Total Returns shown is unhedged USD.The index is unmanaged and does not include any expenses, fees or sales charges. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

The FTSE WGBI Index: measures the performance of fixed-rate, local currency, and investment grade sovereign bonds. The WGBI provides a broad benchmark for the global sovereign fixed income market.

3 Entry Charge is a maximum possible figure. In some cases you might pay less, you can find this out from your financial adviser. Ongoing Charges reflect the payments and expenses incurred during the fund's operation and are deducted from the assets of the fund over the period. It includes fees paid for investment management (Management Fee), trustee/custodian, and administration charges. The Minimum Initial Investment/Minimum Subsequent Investment amounts may be in US Dollars (or the Euro Yen or Sterling equivalent of the US Dollar amount). For more information please see the Charges and Expenses section of the prospectus.

4 May not sum to 100% due to rounding. Cash & Equivalents are defined as the value of assets that can be converted into cash immediately. These include commercial paper, open FX transactions, Treasury bills and other short-term instruments.  Such instruments are considered cash equivalents because they are deemed liquid and not subject to significant risk of changes in values.

 
 

WAM is the weighted average maturity of the portfolio. The WAM calculation utilizes the interest-rate reset date, rather than a security's stated final maturity, for variable- and floating- rate securities. By looking to a portfolio's interest rate reset schedule in lieu of final maturity dates, the WAM measure effectively captures a fund's exposure to interest rate movements and the potential price impact resulting from interest rate movements.

 

WAL is the weighted average life of the portfolio. The WAL calculation utilizes a security's stated final maturity date or, when relevant, the date of the next demand feature when the fund may receive payment of principal and interest (such as a put feature). Accordingly, WAL reflects how a portfolio would react to deteriorating credit (widening spreads) or tightening liquidity conditions.

 

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