The Fund is primarily invested in securitisation vehicles and other equivalent debt securities issued by corporate issuers. To achieve its management objective, the investment strategy seeks to build on the opportunities offered on the securitisation market through a selection of asset-backed securities (backed by consumer credit debt, car loans, leasing agreements etc.), mortgage-backed securities and collateral loan obligations, and other securitisation vehicles or equivalent debt securities of the OECD market.
The securities are selected based on a credit analysis of each security which takes into account both qualitative criteria and structural analysis, the various parties involved in its set-up, the quality of the underlying debt portfolio and quantitative criteria such as the redemption profile of the securities under different stressed macroeconomic scenarios. These criteria are complemented by an analysis of the economic fundamentals of the countries and the asset classes to be preferred in order to achieve diversification of risks within the portfolio, both as regards the type of underlying debts and their country of origin. The Fund is primarily exposed to the eurozone interest rate markets. Securities originally denominated in currencies other than the euro shall be systematically hedged against the exchange-rate risk via backing from one or more exchange rate swap agreements (currency swaps). The manager shall also be able to select government, local authority or corporate securities, or those from other, similar issuers, or securities issued by asset-backed securitisation vehicles issued by the aforementioned issuers. Nonetheless, with a view to risk diversification, the Fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in bonds and other negotiable debt securities and in money market instruments, not issued by securitisation vehicles.