The Fund aims to achieve growth on your investment and income by investing in bonds issued by governments and companies worldwide from any industry sector.
A rating agency gives ratings based upon its assessment of the risk that the issuer of a bond will be unable to make payments. The Fund may invest in bonds priced in any currency. At times, the Fund may hold cash and cash-like instruments. The Fund may invest up to 10% of its assets in other funds which have similar objectives and policies to the Fund (or in funds which invest in bonds or money market instruments), of which up to 5% of its assets may be invested in funds investing in bond markets globally. The Fund may use instruments whose value is determined by changes in the value of the underlying assets they represent (derivatives). The Fund may do so for investment purposes or in order to manage the Fund more efficiently (e.g., reducing risks or costs or generating additional growth or income).