Global Fixed Income Opportunities Fund
Share Class :
 
ISIN: LU0694239061
 
 
Overall Morningstar Rating
Global Fixed Income Opportunities Fund
ISIN: LU0694239061
Share Class :

Global Fixed Income Opportunities Fund

SHARE CLASS :
ISIN: LU0694239061
 
Overall Morningstar Rating
 
 
 
Investment Objective
To generate income and the long term growth of your investment.
Investment Approach
The Global Fixed Income Opportunities Fund combines a top-down macroeconomic assessment, to determine optimal beta positioning for the portfolio, with rigorous bottom-up fundamental and quantitative analysis to guide our active management decisions. Our approach to managing an active, flexible strategy is to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns by creating a highly diversified portfolio constructed from a broad set of fixed income assets, while paying close attention to the correlations between the asset classes in order to blend risks optimally.
 
USD
Share Class Base Currency
2.73
Duration (years)
587
Number of holdings
543.06
Share Class Assets
(MM USD)
 
 
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.

Please Note: Time periods where NAV figures are not displayed are due to the Fund being fully redeemed and then re-launched at a later date.

As of 31-Mar-2018

As of 20-Apr-2018

As of 31-Mar-2018

As of 20-Apr-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 31-Mar-2018 As of 31-Mar-2018
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class Z USD (%) 6.38 3.42 4.13 -- 5.63
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class Z USD (%) 6.38 3.42 4.13 -- 5.63
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Share Class Z USD (%) -- 16.27 2.52 5.58 -0.70 5.04 7.73
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Share Class Z USD (%) 6.73 3.68 -2.52 6.68 6.38
 
Average Annual Total Returns
As of 31-Mar-2018
TIMEFRAME Share Class Z USD (%)
1 Yr 6.38
3 Yrs 3.42
5 Yrs 4.13
10 Yrs --
Since Inception 5.63
As of 31-Mar-2018
TIMEFRAME Share Class Z USD (%)
1 Yr 6.38
3 Yrs 3.42
5 Yrs 4.13
10 Yrs --
Since Inception 5.63
TIMEFRAME Share Class Z USD (%)
2011 --
2012 16.27
2013 2.52
2014 5.58
2015 -0.70
2016 5.04
2017 7.73
TIMEFRAME Share Class Z USD (%)
2014 6.73
2015 3.68
2016 -2.52
2017 6.68
2018 6.38
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
 
 
 
Risk and Reward Profile As of 12-Feb-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 3 As of 31-Mar-2018
Portfolio
Credit 37.40
Investment Grade Credit 18.10
High Yield Credit 11.40
Emerging Markets Corporates 2.00
Convertibles 5.80
Securitized 26.50
RMBS/ABS 20.10
CMBS 6.40
Government Bonds 31.90
G4* Long-Dated Bonds 2.70
Other Developed Markets 8.70
Emerging Markets External Debt 7.80
Emerging Markets Local Currency Debt 12.70
Credit Default Swaps -0.20
Cash 4.50
  Fund
US Dollar 97.46
Brazilian Real 1.21
Russian Ruble 1.03
Norwegian Krone 0.93
Argentine Peso 0.82
South Africa Rand 0.74
Indonesian Rupiah 0.60
Polish Zloty New 0.50
Other -3.29
Total 100.00
  Fund
AAA 7.25
AA 1.43
A 14.48
BBB 25.27
BB 16.91
B 13.40
CCC 2.90
CC 1.04
Other 0.22
Not Rated 12.81
Cash 4.28
Total 100.00


Geography As of 31-Mar-2018
  Fund
U.S. 43.11
United Kingdom 4.94
Australia 4.42
Spain 3.48
Portugal 3.09
Brazil 2.73
Germany 2.46
France 2.45
Russia 2.36
Other 26.85
Cash & equivalents 4.12
Total 100.00


Holdings As of 31-Mar-2018
Fund
US Ultra Bond 06/20/2018 3.10
US Dollar Liquidity MS RE 2.54
Commonwealth 2.75% 11/27 2.34
Portuguese 4.125% 04/27 2.06
Federative 10% 01/27 1.72
Russian 7% 08/23 1.65
United 7.5% 06/27 1.61
Republic of 8% 01/30 1.54
Republic of 9% 03/29 1.38
Republic of 2.25% 04/22 1.31
Total 19.25

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
Duration (years) 2.73
Average yield to maturity (%) 4.56
Number of holdings 587
 
 
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.
Global Fixed Income Insights
Fed and ECB Meetings: Consensus and 2019 Surprises
Dec 08, 2017
Jim Caron discusses the key takeaways from the U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank recent meetings.
 
 
 

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