The Fund aims to achieve a return on your investment, through a combination of capital growth and income on the Funds assets, which reflects the return of the Markit iBoxx Global Developed Markets Liquid High Yield Capped (GBP Hedged) Index, the Funds benchmark index (Index). The Fund aims to invest so far as possible and practicable in the fixed income (FI) securities (such as bonds) that make up the Index and comply with its credit rating requirements, as well as FX forward contracts that, so far as possible and practicable, track the hedging methodology of the Index. If the credit ratings of the FI securities are upgraded to investment grade or downgraded to default grade or credit ratings are withdrawn, the Fund may continue to hold them until they cease to form part of the Index and it is practicable to sell them.
The Index provides a return on the Markit iBoxx Global Developed Markets Liquid High Yield Capped index (Parent Index) which measures the performance of the global developed corporate high yield liquid debt market. The bonds will, at the time of inclusion in the Index, include sub-investment grade (i.e. have an average rating below investment grade) bonds rated by at least one of three rating services: Fitch Ratings, Moodys Investors Service, or Standard & Poors Rating Services. The Parent Index is market-value weighted with a 3% issuer cap, a 10% cap for both 144A bonds without registration rights or with a registration period greater than one year and issues of Regulation that are not listed on a regulated market.