The Sub-Fund invests at least 75% of its assets in a diversified portfolio of 'Emerging Markets Green Bonds' denominated in USD or other OECD Currencies. 'Emerging Markets Green Bonds' are defined as debt securities and instruments issued by companies that are headquartered, or do substantial business, in an emerging country, which fund eligible projects meeting the criteria and guidelines of the Green Bond Principles (as published by the ICMA). Whilst the investment manager aims to invest in ESG Rated securities not all investments of the Sub-Fund will have an ESG rating and in any event such investments will not be more than 10% of the Sub-Fund.
The Sub-Fund may also invest in bonds issued by companies, governments or institutions from any country that are denominated in other currencies and may invest up to 80% in high yield bonds. The Sub-Fund may also invest in other types of bonds, in money market instruments, in deposits, convertible bonds up to 25%, ABSs and MBSs up to 20%, UCITS/UCIs up to 10%, distressed securities up to 10% and contingent convertible bonds up to 10%. The Sub-Fund makes use of derivatives to reduce various risks, for efficient portfolio management and as a way to gain exposure (long or short) to various assets, markets or other investment opportunities (including derivatives which focus on credit). The Sub-Fund may use credit derivatives (up to 40% of net assets).