US Dollar Ultra-Short Income Fund
Share Class :
 
ISIN: LU1954527922
US Dollar Ultra-Short Income Fund
ISIN: LU1954527922
Share Class :

US Dollar Ultra-Short Income Fund

SHARE CLASS :
ISIN: LU1954527922
 
 
 
 
Investment Objective
To provide liquidity and an attractive rate of income relative to short term interest rates, to the extent consistent with the preservation of capital.
Investment Horizon

We believe that a conservative ultra-short fund offers a compelling strategy that seeks to deliver current income while maintaining a focus on preserving capital and liquidity.

Investment Process

The management team follows a multi-pronged investment process with respect to credit risk, interest rate risk and liquidity. Securities are reviewed on an ongoing basis on their ability to maintain creditworthiness taking into consideration factors such as cash flow, asset quality, debt service coverage ratios and economic developments. Additionally, exposure to guarantors and liquidity providers is monitored separately as are the various diversification requirements. The team manages the Portfolio's assets in an attempt to reduce credit or interest rate risks.

 
Fund Highlights
  • Diversified portfolio
  • Managed by the same experienced and specialized portfolio management team that manages the Morgan Stanley Liquidity funds
 
 
Pricing & Performance
 
 
Performance comparison of the funds versus benchmarks
 
(average annualised monthly yield %)
 
    Oct 2019 Sep 2019 Aug 2019 Jul 2019 Jun 2019 May 2019
Fund (gross) 2.29 2.37 2.46 2.63 2.73 2.75
Fund (net) 2.19 2.27 2.36 2.53 2.53 2.55
 
 
 
Risk and Reward Profile As of 29-Apr-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 money market securities and the fund's simulated and/or realised return has experienced low rises and falls historically.
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.
  • 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.
  • Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. 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.
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 money market securities and the fund's simulated and/or realised return has experienced low rises and falls historically.
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.
  • 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.
  • Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. 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.
 
 
Risk Profile
Currency Risk No
Maximum weighted average maturity (WAM) 180 days
Maximum maturity of individual security 2 years

Daily Market NAV

 
 
Composition 4 As of 15-Nov-2019
 
Daily/Weekly Liquid Assets

A1/P1 A1+/P1 A2/P2 Total
0 - 1 week -- 14.46 -- 14.46
1 week - 1 month -- -- 1.58 1.58
1 month - 3 months 3.08 0.43 12.38 15.89
3 months - 6 months 10.40 2.88 2.94 16.22
6 months - 1 year 12.11 10.25 3.44 25.80
1 year + 7.31 18.74 -- 26.05
Total 32.90 46.76 20.34 100.00
  Fund
Floating Rate Note 39.24
Commercial Paper 24.13
Certificate of Deposit 14.29
Corporate Bond 8.04
Commercial Paper - Interest Bearing 7.62
Tri-Party Repo 6.32
Cash & equivalents 0.36
Total 100.00


Week-end figures
 
Month-end figures
 
The maturity distribution reflects the final maturity date except for floating rate securities for which the next reset date is reflected.
 
Geography As of 15-Nov-2019
  Fund
United States 36.38
Canada 15.03
Australia 11.24
United Kingdom 10.77
Sweden 7.65
Singapore 5.01
Japan 4.00
Norway 3.43
France 3.35
Germany 1.95
Netherlands 0.95
Switzerland 0.24
Total 100.00


 
 

Please visit our Glossary page for fund related terms and definitions.

Performance data quoted is based on average annualized returns and net of fee.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. The value of the investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount invested. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. Performance data for funds with less than one year's track record is not shown. Performance is calculated net of fees. YTD performance data is not annualised. Performance of other share classes, when offered, may differ. Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. The prospectus and key investor information document (KIID) contains this and other information about the fund. Please read the prospectus and KIID carefully before you invest.

Past performance should not be construed as a guarantee of future performance.  Performance of the Morgan Stanley Liquidity Funds is calculated net of fees.

It is important you read the legal information page before proceeding as it explains in which countries the Morgan Stanley Liquidity Funds are authorised for sale and where this website is directed.

1 The ICE BofAML 3-Month U.S. Treasury Bill Index is an unmanaged index of short-term U.S. Government securities with a remaining term to final maturity of less than three months. The index is unmanaged and does not include any expenses, fees or sales charges. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

2 As of 25 April 2019.

3 The Minimum Initial Investment/Minimum Subsequent Investment amounts may be in US Dollars (or the Euro or Sterling equivalent of the US Dollar amount). For more information please see the Charges and Expenses section of the prospectus.

Each Fund is authorised to invest up to 100% of its assets in Money Market Instruments issued or guaranteed separately or jointly by a Sovereign Entity and by any other member states of the OECD and their central authorities or central banks subject to certain conditions. Please see Prospectus for further details.

The Fund is not a guaranteed investment and is different from an investment in deposits. The Fund does not rely on external support for guaranteeing the liquidity of the Fund or stabilising the NAV per share. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount you originally invested.

 
 

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.

 

Please be aware that liquidity instruments may be subject to certain additional risks. Fixed-income securities are subject to the ability of an issuer to make timely principal and interest payments (credit risk), changes in interest rates (interest-rate risk), the creditworthiness of the issuer and general market liquidity (market risk). In a rising interest-rate environment, bond prices may fall. In a declining interest-rate environment, the portfolio may generate less income.

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