The Fund's investment objective is to replicate, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the ICE BofAML Global Fallen Angel High Yield Index (the 'Index'). In order to seek to achieve its investment objective, the investment policy of the Fund is to invest in a diversified portfolio of US dollar, Canadian dollar, British pound sterling and Euro denominated below investment grade corporate and quasi government fixed rate debt instruments publicly issued and listed on the major US or eurobond markets by both U.S. and non-U.S. issuers that were rated investment grade at the time of issuance and which consist of the component securities that comprise the Index.
The Fund, using a 'passive' or indexing investment approach, attempts to approximate the investment performance of the Index by investing in a portfolio of securities (for example bonds and other constituents of the Index) that generally replicates the Index. Due to the practical difficulties and expense of purchasing all of the securities (debt instruments such as bonds) in the Index, the Fund does not purchase all of the securities in the Index. Instead, the Investment Manager utilises a 'sampling' methodology in seeking to achieve the Funds investment objective. The Fund may purchase a subset of the securities in the Index in an effort to hold a portfolio of securities with generally the same risk and return characteristics of the Index. Further, the Fund may also invest in financial derivative instruments for efficient portfolio management or hedging purposes. The Fund may use futures, swaps and currency forwards.