The portfolio consists of corporate bonds issued by companies from the Nordic region, central Europe, the United States and to a certain extent emerging markets. When we invest in emerging markets, we benefit greatly from our long-standing experience from investments in, for example, China, Africa and India.
Simplicity Global Corporate Bond consists of a portfolio of approximately 120-130 corporate bonds issued by companies from different parts of the world with varying levels of credit rating. About half of the Fund’s holdings consists of bonds with a high credit rating, so-called “Investment Grade bonds” and half consists of holdings with a lower credit rating, so-called “High Yield bonds”, which are expected to generate higher returns. The holdings are selected through a structured, fundamental investment process developed by our managers who have long experience of investing in these types of securities. With today’s interest rates and credit spreads, the fund is expected to generate an effective annual return of approximately 3 to 4%. The fund has no lock-in effects, it can be bought and sold daily without fees.
Risk management is a central part of Simplicity’s management process and it is therefore important that sustainability risks are considered and monitored just like other types of risks. Simplicity Global Corporate Bond is a fund that promotes environmental and social characteristics. The fund does not invest in companies that produce or distribute weapons, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, pornography, and fossil fuels. The fund also does not invest in companies that systematically violate international standards.
To measure and monitor the environmental and social impact, Simplicity has access to several different methods, services, and data sources. The fund has documented investment and sustainability processes that the managers follow. The managers have access to several different data sources, including Bloomberg, MSCI, Capital IQ and analysis from several analyst firms and banks. The fund’s holdings are regularly screened with the help of MSCI. The person responsible for Simplicity’s risk function audits, independently of the managers, that the fund complies with established criteria.
Read more about the fund’s sustainable investments in the fund’s prospectus and on our page for responsible investments.
- 20 december 2012
- 100 SEK
- 14:00 CET
- Medium (3)
Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. The money you invest in a fund can both increase and decrease in value and it is not certain that you will get back the full amount invested. The fund's value can fluctuate significantly due to its composition and fund management methods used by the Fund Management Company.
Performance of the fund
- -6.53 %
- 0.92 %
- -1.96 %
Holdings and distribution
10 largest holdings