Asset-Backed Securities

Vontobel Fund - TwentyFour Monument European Asset Backed Securities


Investment objective

This bond fund aims to provide an attractive level of income relative to prevailing interest rates, while maintaining a strong focus on capital preservation and respecting risk diversification.

Key features

The fund invests with a focus on Europe in fixed-income securities, particularly asset-backed securities, in various currencies of diverse issuers of good quality (at least low investment grade). The fund can use derivative financial instruments for hedging purposes.


The experienced and diverse investment team focuses initially on capital preservation, avoiding defaults and mitigating volatility, as well as accessing an attractive revenue stream on a risk-adjusted basis. The team drives this by a thorough analysis of fundamental credit risk as well as by the liquidity profile of each position and the relative value present in the portfolio compared to the market. The team extensively mitigates interest-rate and currency risks by investing solely in floating-rate bonds and hedging currency exposures.

Performance YTD
As at 7 Dec 2023

A fund that invests across the full range of investment grade European ABS, using the natural advantages of the asset class and a vastly experienced team to target stable, attractive returns.

Why invest?

  • ABS normally offers a higher yield for a given rating or maturity than more mainstream investments such as government or corporate bonds
  • ABS are virtually all floating rate, meaning they are naturally expected to be far less volatile than fixed rate bonds in periods when interest rates are rising
  • Built-in investor protection features such as credit enhancement, loss-absorbing reserve funds and the legal separation of issuer and asset pool
  • High transparency with transaction reports detailed enough to view the performance of each individual loan in the asset pool, enabling investors to conduct their own research
  • ABS remains a largely under-researched and poorly understood asset class, meaning those that put in the effort and expertise can be rewarded with a complexity premium

Investment universe

The European ABS market is split broadly into four areas, though certain sub-sets of these sectors are considered important distinct products in their own right, such as Auto ABS and Credit Card ABS.

  • Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) are backed by pools of mortgage loans created by banks and other financial institutions. They represent the largest component of the European ABS market and are typically the most liquid
  • Consumer Receivables include a large variety of unsecured consumer debt types that have been securitized, including auto loans, credit card receivables and unsecured personal loans
  • Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) are mortgage-backed securities backed by commercial rather than residential mortgages, using structures similar to other forms of ABS
  • Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs) are pools of corporate loans refinanced in a securitized structure, where pools can be static or actively managed by a specialist loan manager

Investment team


All data is as at 31 Oct 2023 unless otherwise indicated.

Fund performance

Cumulative performance

1M YTD 3 yrs p.a. Since Inception
A EUR 0.2% 6.0% 0.9% 1.4%

Performance for calendar years

2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
A EUR -5.0% 1.2% -0.6% 1.5% -1.3% NA NA NA NA NA

Portfolio characteristics

Volatility 2.6%
Sharpe Ratio 0.1
Interest rate duration 0.1
Credit duration 2.5
Average Rating AA-
Number of positions 75.0
[3 years annualized]

All data is as at 7 Dec 2023 unless otherwise indicated.

Fund data
Portfolio Manager TwentyFour Asset Management LLP
Fund Domicile Luxembourg
Fund Currency EUR
Share Class Currency EUR
Year End 31 August
Share Class Launch date 5 Nov 2018
Distribution Type Dist
Last distribution 3.23 (27 Nov 2023)
Swing pricing Yes
SFDR Classification Article 8
Fund Registrations AT, CH, DE, ES, FI, FR, GB, IT, LI, LU, NL, NO, SE, SG
Share Class Registrations AT, CH, DE, ES, FR, GB, IT, LI, LU, NL, SG
Nav Information
Highest since launch 100.07
Lowest since launch 90.73
Fund size in mln. EUR 124.01
Share class size in mln. EUR 1.02
Fees And Expenses
Management fee 1.00%
TER* 1.17% (28 Feb 2023)
OCF 1.17% (28 Feb 2023)
ISIN LU1882612564
Valor 43753862
Bloomberg VOTFMAE LX
WKN A2N719
Depository CACEIS Investor Services Bank S.A.
Management Company Vontobel Asset Management S.A.
Swiss Paying Agent Bank Vontobel AG
Swiss Representative Vontobel Fonds Services AG

Available Share Classes

Share class Currency ISIN Distrib. Type Launch date Management fee TER* TER Date OCF OCF Date
A EUR LU1882612564 Dist Retail 5 Nov 2018 1.00% 1.17% 28 Feb 2023 1.17% 28 Feb 2023
AHI (hedged) GBP LU2388185246 Dist Institutional 6 Oct 2021 0.50% 0.69% 28 Feb 2023 0.69% 28 Feb 2023
AQHG (hedged) GBP LU2388185089 Dist Institutional 6 Oct 2021 0.35% 0.54% 28 Feb 2023 0.54% 28 Feb 2023
AQHNG (hedged) GBP LU2388184868 Dist Retail 6 Oct 2021 0.35% 0.58% 28 Feb 2023 0.58% 28 Feb 2023
HG (hedged) GBP LU2388185162 Accum Institutional 6 Oct 2021 0.35% 0.54% 28 Feb 2023 0.54% 28 Feb 2023
HI (hedged) USD LU1602256700 Accum Institutional 27 Jun 2017 0.50% 0.69% 28 Feb 2023 0.69% 28 Feb 2023
HI (hedged) GBP LU2388185329 Accum Institutional 6 Oct 2021 0.50% 0.69% 28 Feb 2023 0.69% 28 Feb 2023
HI (hedged) CHF LU1602256296 Accum Institutional 27 Jun 2017 0.50% 0.69% 28 Feb 2023 0.69% 28 Feb 2023
HN (hedged) GBP LU1882613372 Accum Retail 5 Nov 2018 0.50% 0.73% 28 Feb 2023 0.73% 28 Feb 2023
HN (hedged) CHF LU1882613299 Accum Retail 5 Nov 2018 0.50% 0.73% 28 Feb 2023 0.73% 28 Feb 2023
HNG (hedged) GBP LU2388184942 Accum Retail 6 Oct 2021 0.35% 0.58% 28 Feb 2023 0.58% 28 Feb 2023
I EUR LU1602255561 Accum Institutional 27 Jun 2017 0.50% 0.63% 28 Feb 2023 0.63% 28 Feb 2023
N EUR LU1882613026 Accum Retail 5 Nov 2018 0.50% 0.67% 28 Feb 2023 0.67% 28 Feb 2023

* TER includes performance fee where applicable

All data is as at 31 Oct 2023 unless otherwise indicated.

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