The objective of this fund is to provide broad exposure to long dated (at least 15 years until Maturity) Euro denominated debt of countries of the European Monetary Union. It does so by aiming to track as closely as reasonably possible the performance of underlying indices rather than by active management. The fund is currently aiming to track the Citigroup EMU Government Bond Index 15 years + through an SSgA managed fund, but may elect to track other appropriate indices. This fund will tend to perform well if interest rates are falling. In a rising interest rate environment, this fund can produce negative results.
Core eurozone bond yields were little changed over the quarter. European economic data remained positive, with eurozone inflation rising faster than expected in August as energy prices recovered, accelerating to 1.5% versus July's 1.3% reading. Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat party emerged as the largest party in Germany's federal elections, but polled less well than forecast, leaving Merkel facing difficult negotiations to form a coalition. Germany's far-right AfD party polled better-than-expected to become the third largest party in the Bundestag. Yields on 10-year German bunds ended the period where they began, at 0.46%. While German bunds were pressured by higher inflation and general strength across the eurozone economy, they found support from the increased uncertainty in German politics. Core eurozone bonds were also supported by rising geopolitical tensions on the Korean peninsula. METRICS: Effective Duration 17.14 years. Average Maturity 23.59 years. (30th Sept 2017)
0.65% pa of fund assets. Please refer to policy conditions for policy charges.
Geographical Split as at 30/09/2017
Credit Rating as at 30/09/2017
Maturity Distribution as at 30/09/2017
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only applies when the growth rate exceeds 7% p.a. The Market Neutral Equity fund will be subject to a
fee of 10% of any growth achieved above cash returns (specifically 3-month EURIBID).
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The property fund managers reserve the right to place a withdrawal limit or/and to defer encashment for up
six months or such time as is necessary to facilitate the sale of assets if required.