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Breaking away from traditional fixed income can yield better results


Investec Global Total Return Credit Fund

A dynamically managed, best ideas credit portfolio

The fund aims to provide attractive total returns by investing in a portfolio of credit opportunities across a broad diversified global universe. It could be ideal as a complement to an existing strategic bond fund holding or as an alternative source of income.

Global Total Return Credit Fund explained
Jeff Boswell

Jeff Boswell

Portfolio Manager

Garland Hansmann

Garland Hansmann

Portfolio Manager

Tim Schwarz

Tim Schwarz

Portfolio Manager

What we seek to offer

Attractive total return*

Target: In excess of 3 month GBP LIBOR + 4%p.a. (gross). 

Low volatility and interest rate sensitivity*

Expected volatility: 5-7% 

A solution to gain exposure to the complex credit markets

Providing expertise within a diverse opportunity set of over 15,000 issues


The investment proposition

Investing in credit is simple in theory, but complex in practice. Regionally and benchmark agnostic,
our globally integrated team operates on a seamless, integrated and cohesive basis allowing for unbiased decision-making across a broad, diversified universe:


  • Invests on an unconstrained basis
  • Bottom up, best ideas driven portfolio1
  • Active allocation across asset classes
  • Low interest rate sensitivity
  • Removes the investor operational burden
  • Income generating
A truly dynamic and global approach applying a disciplined investment process

The Developed Market Credit Team: An introduction

Fund facts

Sector: GBP Strategic Bond
Launch Date: 11 May 2018
Index: 3 month GBP, LIBOR +4%

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*Performance target, which is over a full credit cycle, and the expected volatility may not necessarily be achieved, losses may be made.

General risks

The value of investments, and any income generated from them, can fall as well as rise. 

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. If any currency differs from the investor's home currency, returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. 

Investment objectives and performance targets which is through the credit cycle, and the expected volatility may not necessarily be achieved, losses may be made. Subject to change.

Specific risks

Default: There is a risk that the issuers of fixed income investments (e.g. bonds) may not be able to meet interest payments nor repay the money they have borrowed. The worse the credit quality of the issuer, the greater the risk of default and therefore investment loss. Derivatives: The use of derivatives may increase overall risk by magnifying the effect of both gains and losses leading to large changes in value and potentially large financial loss. A counterparty to a derivative transaction may fail to meet its obligations which may also lead to a financial loss. Interest rate: The value of fixed income investments (e.g. bonds) tends to decrease when interest rates rise. Liquidity: There may be insufficient buyers or sellers of particular investments giving rise to delays in trading and being able to make settlements, and/or large fluctuations in value. This may lead to larger financial losses than might be anticipated.

Important information

All information is as at 30.06.19 unless otherwise stated.

^Based on Luxembourg domiciled sister fund.
1Best Ideas’ represents our highest conviction ideas following an analysis of fundamentals, valuation and market price behaviour.