US Dollar Short Duration Bond Fund
Share Class :
 
ISIN: LU1387592022
 
 
Overall Morningstar Rating
US Dollar Short Duration Bond Fund
ISIN: LU1387592022
Share Class :

US Dollar Short Duration Bond Fund

SHARE CLASS :
ISIN: LU1387592022
 
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 over a market cycle by investing primarily in high-quality USD-denominated fixed income securities. To help achieve this, the Fund combines our top-down macroeconomic and asset allocation views with rigorous bottom-up fundamental and quantitative analysis that guide our active management decisions.
 
 
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.

As of 30-Sep-2019

As of 22-Oct-2019

As of 30-Sep-2019

As of 22-Oct-2019


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-2019 As of 30-Sep-2019
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class I USD (%) 3.80 2.19 -- -- 2.04
ICE BofAML 1-Year U.S. Treasury Note Index (%) 3.13 1.60 -- -- 1.47
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class I USD (%) 3.80 2.19 -- -- 2.04
ICE BofAML 1-Year U.S. Treasury Note Index (%) 3.13 1.60 -- -- 1.47
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Share Class I USD (%) 1.88 1.71 -- -- -- -- --
ICE BofAML 1-Year U.S. Treasury Note Index (%) 1.86 0.57 -- -- -- -- --
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Share Class I USD (%) -- -- 1.43 1.37 3.80
ICE BofAML 1-Year U.S. Treasury Note Index (%) -- -- 0.60 1.08 3.13
 
Average Annual Total Returns
As of 30-Sep-2019
TIMEFRAME Share Class I USD (%) ICE BofAML 1-Year U.S. Treasury Note Index (%)
1 Yr 3.80 3.13
3 Yrs 2.19 1.60
5 Yrs -- --
10 Yrs -- --
Since Inception 2.04 1.47
As of 30-Sep-2019
TIMEFRAME Share Class I USD (%) ICE BofAML 1-Year U.S. Treasury Note Index (%)
1 Yr 3.80 3.13
3 Yrs 2.19 1.60
5 Yrs -- --
10 Yrs -- --
Since Inception 2.04 1.47
TIMEFRAME Share Class I USD (%) ICE BofAML 1-Year U.S. Treasury Note Index (%)
2018 1.88 1.86
2017 1.71 0.57
2016 -- --
2015 -- --
2014 -- --
2013 -- --
2012 -- --
TIMEFRAME Share Class I USD (%) ICE BofAML 1-Year U.S. Treasury Note Index (%)
2015 -- --
2016 -- --
2017 1.43 0.60
2018 1.37 1.08
2019 3.80 3.13
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
 
 
Risk/Return Statistics

TIMEFRAME:
    Share Class I Index
Excess Return (%) 0.60 --
Alpha (%) 0.59 --
Beta 1.07 1.00
Information ratio 2.01 --
R squared 0.71 1.00
Sharpe ratio 1.23 0.18
Tracking error (%) 0.30 --
Volatility (Standard deviation) (%) 0.55 0.43
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
 
 
 
Risk and Reward Profile As of 17-Jul-2019
 
 
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 low 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.
  • 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 low 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.
  • 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-2019
Portfolio
Corporates 77.55
Industrial 36.66
Utility 3.08
Financial Institutions 37.81
Securitized 12.82
RMBS 7.49
CMBS 0.01
ABS 5.32
Governments 7.34
Cash 2.29
  Fund
AAA 12.14
AA 30.19
A 25.78
BBB 23.79
Not Rated 5.82
Cash 2.29
Total 100.00
  Fund
Less than 1 Year 44.86
1 to 3 Years 55.02
3 to 5 Years 0.11


Holdings As of 30-Sep-2019
Fund
United States Treasury, 1.625000%, 2022-08-31 3.05
United States Treasury, 2.625000%, 2020-08-15 2.35
United States Treasury, 1.500000%, 2020-08-15 1.68
Bank of Montreal, 2.900000%, 2022-03-26 1.43
Bmw US Capital Llc, 2.950000%, 2022-04-14 1.21
US Bancorp, 2.950000%, 2022-07-15 0.97
American Express Company, 2.750000%, 2022-05-20 0.97
Goldman Sachs Group Inc/the, 3.000000%, 2022-04-26 0.96
Kroger Co. (the), 2.950000%, 2021-11-01 0.95
Starbucks Corp, 2.100000%, 2021-02-04 0.94
Total 14.51

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) 1.07 0.98
Yield to worst (%) 2.26 1.83
Number of holdings 277 1
 
 
 

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