Investment Grade

Vontobel Fund - TwentyFour Sustainable Short Term Bond Income

ISIN
LU2081485596
Valor
51132454
Sedol
BL4KLK9

Investment objective

This bond fund aims to achieve a positive return over three years (volatility target: maximum 3% per annum) and seeks to promote environmental or social practices, while respecting risk diversification.


Key features

The fund invests worldwide mainly in shorter-term bonds in different currencies of various issuers of investment grade quality that seek to promote environmental or social practices. The average maturity of the portfolio is 3.5 years. The fund can use derivative financial instruments for hedging purposes.


Approach

The experienced and diverse investment team takes high-conviction decisions based on rigorous macro-economic, technical and issuer analyses. To define the investment universe, the team applies a two-step sustainability screening based on a proprietary scoring model: 1) to exclude issuers active in controversial businesses or intensively using fossil resources, 2) to include only those issuers whose sustainability scores exceed the defined minimum. In line with their continuous assessment of market developments, the team flexibly allocates interest-rate and credit risks in the portfolio, striving to benefit throughout the economic cycle.

93.01
NAV
1.69%
Performance YTD
As at 2 Feb 2023

A short term bond fund that aims to provide investors with a sustainable fixed income solution without compromising overall returns.

Based on TwentyFour’s well-known Vontobel Fund – TwentyFour Absolute Return Credit Fund (ARC), SSTBI applies both positive and negative ESG screening to the investment universe, a system designed to reward companies for sound ESG practices. Like ARC, SSTBI is an actively managed short term bond fund that aims to deliver steady returns in any market environment while keeping volatility to a minimum. With strict risk parameters and a focus on short dated investment grade bonds, the managers aim to sustainably capture nearly all the returns of higher risk strategies but with a fraction of the drawdowns expected in tougher market conditions.

Why invest?

  • Our ESG screening process helps to ensure investors’ capital is invested sustainably, while still benefiting from TwentyFour’s specialist and active approach to fixed income
  • A negative screen rules out familiar ‘sin’ sectors, but then importantly a positive screen excludes any bond issuers we score lower than 34 out of 100
  • Our research has shown that this threshold of 34 would have given the best possible risk-adjusted returns for a given low level of volatility and appropriate diversification
  • A minimum of two-thirds of the fund is invested in 0-5yr investment grade bonds, which we consider the best source of risk-adjusted returns within fixed income
  • The portfolio has a limit of around 100 positions to allow for stock selection alpha, and a strong bias towards BBB rated corporate bonds in order to target better yields

Investment team

Insights

All data is as at 30 Dec 2022 unless otherwise indicated.

Fund performance

Cumulative performance

1M YTD Since Inception
AQG GBP 0.4% -4.2% -2.4%

Performance for 12 month periods

01.12 - 12.12 01.13 - 12.13 01.14 - 12.14 01.15 - 12.15 01.16 - 12.16 01.17 - 12.17 01.18 - 12.18 01.19 - 12.19 01.20 - 12.20 01.21 - 12.21 01.22 - 12.22
AQG GBP NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 1.6% 0.2% -4.2%

Performance for calendar years

Portfolio characteristics

Portfolio
Volatility 4.0%
Sharpe Ratio negative
Information Ratio
[1 year]

All data is as at 2 Feb 2023 unless otherwise indicated.

Fund data
Portfolio Manager TwentyFour Asset Management LLP
Fund Domicile Luxembourg
Fund Currency GBP
Share Class Currency GBP
End of fiscal year 31 August
Share Class Launch date 22 Jan 2020
Distribution type Dist
Last distribution 0.61 (21 Dec 2022)
Minimum investment 50,000,000.00
SFDR Classification Article 8
Fund Registrations AT, CH, DE, ES, FI, FR, GB, IE, IT, LI, LU, NL, PT, SE, SG
Share Class Registrations CH, GB, LI, LU, SG
Nav Information
Highest since launch 100.41
Lowest since launch 89.60
Fund size in mln. GBP 779.61
Share class size in mln. GBP 266.08
Fees And Expenses
Management fee 0.25%
Performance fee 0.00%
TER* 0.36% (31 Aug 2022)
Identifiers
ISIN LU2081485596
Valor 51132454
Bloomberg VOTBIAG LX
SEDOL BL4KLK9
WKN A2PZB4
Parties
Depository RBC 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
AHI (hedged) EUR LU2081486727 Dist Institutional 22 Jan 2020 0.40% 0.57% 31 Aug 2022
AHI (hedged) USD LU2210409616 Dist Institutional 27 Aug 2020 0.40% 0.57% 31 Aug 2022
AHI (hedged) CHF LU2210410036 Dist Institutional 27 Aug 2020 0.40% 0.57% 31 Aug 2022
AN GBP LU2386632371 Dist Retail 4 Oct 2021 0.40% 0.55% 31 Aug 2022
AQG GBP LU2081485596 Dist Institutional 22 Jan 2020 0.25% 0.36% 31 Aug 2022
AQHNG (hedged) EUR LU2081486487 Dist Retail 5 Nov 2021 0.25% 0.46% 31 Aug 2022
AQHNG (hedged) USD LU2403268092 Dist Retail 5 Nov 2021 0.25% 0.46% 31 Aug 2022
AQI GBP LU2081485919 Dist Institutional 22 Jan 2020 0.40% 0.51% 31 Aug 2022
AQN GBP LU2081486057 Dist Retail 29 Nov 2021 0.40% 0.55% 31 Aug 2022
AQNG GBP LU2081485679 Dist Retail 22 Jan 2020 0.25% 0.40% 31 Aug 2022
G GBP LU2081485240 Accum Institutional 22 Jan 2020 0.25% 0.36% 31 Aug 2022
HI (hedged) EUR LU2081486560 Accum Institutional 22 Jan 2020 0.40% 0.57% 31 Aug 2022
HI (hedged) CHF LU2210409962 Accum Institutional 27 Aug 2020 0.40% 0.57% 31 Aug 2022
HI (hedged) USD LU2081487709 Accum Institutional 27 Aug 2020 0.40% 0.57% 31 Aug 2022
HNG (hedged) EUR LU2081486214 Accum Retail 4 Oct 2021 0.25% 0.46% 31 Aug 2022
HNG (hedged) USD LU2386631993 Accum Retail 4 Oct 2021 0.25% 0.46% 31 Aug 2022
N GBP LU2081485836 Accum Retail 29 Nov 2021 0.40% 0.55% 31 Aug 2022
NG GBP LU2081485323 Accum Retail 22 Jan 2020 0.25% 0.40% 31 Aug 2022

* TER includes performance fee where applicable

All data is as at 30 Dec 2022 unless otherwise indicated.

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