Fact sheet: First State Global Bond

Fund information

Fund name
First State Global Bond I Acc USD
Fund company manager
First State Investments (Hong
Fund type
SIB
Fund manager(s)
Jamie Grant
since 01/08/2016
Fund objective
The Fund aims to grow your investment. The Fund mainly invests in fixed income securities (investments which provide a certain level of income or interest) issued primarily by governments and companies included in the WGBI Index. Up to 50 per cent of its assets may be invested in countries not included in the WGBI index. The Fund will not invest more than 10 per cent of its assets in any country outside of the United States, the European Union, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan or Norway. No more than 30 per cent of the Fund's total assets will be invested outside these countries. The Fund will invest in at least three countries. The Fund may invest in investment grade (seen as being higher quality) fixed income securities. The Fund may also invest up to 30 per cent of its assets in fixed income securities with low or no credit rating.
Benchmark
Citigroup World Government Bond
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest

Performance snapshot

Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund

Quick stats

1 Year return

-1.12 %

1 Year rank in sector

254/308

Sector

FO Fixed Int - Global

Yield
-
Fund size

£ 16.3 m

FE Risk score

89

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • North America
    37.2%
  • Not Specified
    36.8%
  • Asia
    20.8%
  • Australasia
    1.7%
  • International
    1.2%
  • Government Bonds
    98.8%
  • Money Market
    1.2%
  • Global Fixed Interest
    38%
  • North American Fixed Interest
    37.2%
  • Asia Pacific Fixed Interest
    22.5%
  • Money Market
    1.2%
  • American Emerging Fixed Interest
    0.7%

Performance vs. Sector

Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund-1.06 %3.33 %-1.12 %-4.18 %-11.12 %
Sector0.07 %1.69 %1.99 %6.25 %9.26 %
Rank within sector326 / 34585 / 331254 / 308241 / 252185 / 188
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund5.67 %-1.25 %-5.54 %-3.08 %-5.04 %
Sector3.5 %4.59 %-1.64 %3.66 %-1.56 %
Rank within sector86 / 317277 / 285227 / 256210 / 219155 / 196
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Risk statistics

Alpha-3.04
Beta1.1
Sharpe-0
Volatility5.5
Tracking error4.68
Information ratio-0.63
R-Squared0.28

Price movement

52 week high16.27
52 week low14.81
Current bid price0
Current offer price0
Current mid price15.83

Holdings by region

  • 37.2% North America
  • 36.8% Not Specified
  • 20.8% Asia
  • 1.7% Australasia
  • 1.2% International
  • 1.2% Money Market
  • 0.7% Latin America
  • 0.4% Africa

Holdings by sector

  • 98.8% Government Bonds
  • 1.2% Money Market

Holdings by asset type

  • 38% Global Fixed Interest
  • 37.2% North American Fixed Interest
  • 22.5% Asia Pacific Fixed Interest
  • 1.2% Money Market
  • 0.7% American Emerging Fixed Interest
  • 0.4% African Fixed Interest

Individual holdings

  • 34.9% UNITED STATES TREASURY
  • 15.2% JAPAN (GOVERNMENT OF)
  • 8% ITALY (REPUBLIC OF)
  • 6.6% FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF)
  • 6% UNITED KINGDOM (GOVT OF)
  • 4.5% GERMANY (FED REP)
  • 4% SPAIN (KINGDOM OF)
  • 2.3% CANADA (GOVERNMENT OF)
  • 2.1% BELGIUM (KINGDOM OF)
  • 1.6% NETHERLANDS (KINGDOM OF)