Investment Objectives

The Fund seeks to provide stable, long-term capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio of local and international bonds, equities and other income-generating assets. The Investment Manager shall diversify the assets of the Fund among different asset classes. The manager may invest in both Investment Grade and High Yield bonds rated at the time of investment at least “B-” by S&P, or in bonds determined to be of comparable quality, provided that the Fund may invest up 10% in non-rated bonds, whilst maintain an exposure to direct rated bonds of at least 25% of the value of the Fund. Investments in equities may include but are not limited to dividend-paying securities, equities, exchange traded funds as well as through the use of Collective Investment Schemes.

Investor Profile

A typical investor in the CC Global  Balanced Income Fund is:

  • Seeking to achieve stable, long-term capital appreciation
  • Seeking an actively managed & diversified investment in equities and bonds as well as other income-generating assets of local and international issuers
  • Planning to hold their investment for the medium-to-long term

Fund Rules at a Glance

The Investment Manager (“We”) will adopt a flexible investment strategy which, amongst other things, will allow us to modify the asset allocation in line with our macroeconomic, investment and technical outlook.

  • We shall invest primarily in a diversified portfolio of listed transferable securities across a wide spectrum of industries and sectors primarily via bonds, equities and eligible ETFs. We may invest in these asset classes either directly or indirectly through UCITS Funds and/ or eligible non UCITS Funds
  • We intend to diversify the assets of the Sub-Fund broadly among countries, industries and sectors, but reserve the right to invest a substantial portion of the Sub-Fund’s assets in one or more countries (or regions) if economic and business conditions warrant such investments
  • Investments in equity securities may include, but are not limited to, dividend-paying securities, equities, ETFs and preferred shares of global issuers. At our discretion, we may also invest indirectly in equities and equity-related instruments through the use of collective investment schemes. The Sub-Fund will generally, but not exclusively, invest in blue chip issuers listed on Approved Regulated Markets, including equities listed on the Malta Stock Exchange, where applicable
  • We shall manage the credit risk and will aim to manage interest rate risk through credit analysis and credit diversity. We may invest in both investment grade (corporate and sovereign) and high yield bonds that have a credit rating of at least “B-” by S&P (or rating equivalent issued by other reputable rating agencies) at the time of investment, provided that the Sub-Fund may invest a maximum of 10% of its assets in non-rated debt securities, including those listed on the Malta Stock Exchange. We will, at all times, maintain an exposure to direct rated bonds, whether investment grade or high yield, of at least 25% of the value of the Sub-Fund
  • For temporary or defensive purposes, the Sub-Fund may invest in short-term fixed income instruments, money market funds, cash and cash equivalents. The Sub-Fund may also hold cash and cash equivalents on an ancillary basis or cash management purposes, pending investment in accordance with its Investment Policy and to meet operating expenses and redemption requests.The Sub-Fund may invest in Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”) via UCITS-eligible ETFs and/or CIS and securities related to real assets (including but not limited to real estate, agriculture, and precious metals-related securities) such as equities, bonds, and ETFs as well as CISs as long as these constitute eligible assets under the UCITS Directive
  • The Sub-Fund may invest in options, futures and forwards for risk management and hedging purposes only (“Hedging Instruments”)
  • Other than any margins required for these Hedging Instruments, the Sub-Fund will not employ leverage

Commentary

October 2019

Financial markets welcomed signs of an easing in geopolitical tensions in October, with risk assets generally outperforming traditional safe havens. The U.S and Chinese authorities moved closer to agreeing a partial deal on trade, while the UK once again edged back from the precipice of a no-deal Brexit. Global central banks reiterated their dovish stances and the U.S Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third time this year.

The U.S earnings season for the third quarter of the year is well underway, with companies so far doing better than expected. Earnings per share and sales are growing at 1 percent and 4 percent year on year, respectively on the S&P 500. However, U.S companies continue to give lower guidance for next year’s earnings, with the trade dispute an ongoing theme.

In the Euro bond market, despite the upward movements in the last week of October, government bond yields closed the month on a positive note following strong gains in the first weeks of the month. Thus topping their impressive run on a year-to-date basis. European High Yield traded relatively flat on a total return basis given the supportive income stream, while from a price return perspective, throughout the month spreads widened as weakness in economic data persisted.

U.S HY was up by 0.23 percent as the risk-off mode experience in the initial days of the month swayed off as investors digested the news that a phase 1 trade deal is to be signed. Treasury yields trended higher, while the more risky credit inched higher in terms of price levels.

The Investment Manager remains of the opinion that the names held within the fund have further to gain. Nonetheless, the IM remains cautious and continues to monitor the developments in the US-China trade war, the Brexit saga and general economic conditions, with the aim to adjust the Fund’s positioning to further benefit from market developments.

 

Key Facts & Performance

Fund Manager

Kristian Camenzuli

Kristian is the Head of the Equity Desk at Calamatta Cuschieri which manages discretionary portfolios. He is also the lead manager of the CC Euro Equity Fund. Kristian sits on various investment committees. He is a regular contributor to the local press and investment seminars as well as a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta. He is CFA qualified and graduated with Honours in Economics from the University of Malta.

PRICE (EUR)

ASSET CLASS

Mixed

MIN. INITIAL INVESTMENT

€2500

FUND TYPE

UCITS

BASE CURRENCY

EUR

RETURN (SINCE INCEPTION)*

6.50%

*View Performance History below
Inception Date: 19 Nov 2018
ISIN: MT7000023891
Bloomberg Ticker: CCGBIFB MV
Entry Charge: From 0% up to 2.5%
Total Expense Ratio: 1.98%
Exit Charge: None
Distribution Yield (%): N/A
Underlying Yield (%): N/A
Distribution: 30/11
Total Net Assets: €7.0 m
Month end NAV in EUR: 10.49
Number of Holdings: 40
Auditors: Deloitte Malta
Legal Advisor: Ganado Advocates
Custodian: Sparkasse Bank Malta p.l.c.
% of Top 10 Holdings: 40.0

Performance To Date (EUR)

Top 10 Holdings

ASML NV
5.4%
BMIT Technologies
4.8%
iShares MSCI EM Asia
4.7%
Kering
4.7%
SAP SE
4.3%
iShares Eurostoxx 600 Oil&Gas
3.6%
Lyxor EurStx600 Tech
3.2%
iShares Core S&P 500
3.1%
iShares Euro HY
3.0%
Lyxor EurStx600 Healthcare
3.0%

Major Sector Breakdown

ETFs
30.0%
Information Technology
14.6%
Financials
14.5%
Consumer Discretionary
10.1%
Industrials
6.9%
Consumer Staples
5.3%

Maturity Buckets

12.7%
0-5 Years
16.7%
5-10 Years
3.8%
10 Years+

Credit Ratings*

*excluding exposures to ETFs

Risk & Reward Profile

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Lower Risk

Potentialy Lower Reward

Higher Risk

Potentialy Higher Reward

Top Holdings by Country*

Germany
27.5%
France
14.7%
United States
10.1%
Global
7.6%
Netherlands
6.8%
Luxembourg
5.8%
China
3.7%
Spain
2.9%
Brazil
2.9%
*including exposures to ETFs

Asset Allocation*

Cash 4.4%
Bonds 39.2%
Equities 59.1%
*including exposures to ETFs

Performance History (EUR)*

YTD

10.77%

2018

-3.86%

1-month

1.65%

3-month

1.45%

6-month

-0.10%

Inception*

6.50%

*The Global Balanced Income Fund (Share Class B) was launched on 19 November 2018.

Currency Allocation

Euro 74.0%
USD 26.1%
GBP 0.1%
Data for risk statistics is not available for this fund.

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  • Investment Objectives

    The Fund seeks to provide stable, long-term capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio of local and international bonds, equities and other income-generating assets. The Investment Manager shall diversify the assets of the Fund among different asset classes. The manager may invest in both Investment Grade and High Yield bonds rated at the time of investment at least “B-” by S&P, or in bonds determined to be of comparable quality, provided that the Fund may invest up 10% in non-rated bonds, whilst maintain an exposure to direct rated bonds of at least 25% of the value of the Fund. Investments in equities may include but are not limited to dividend-paying securities, equities, exchange traded funds as well as through the use of Collective Investment Schemes.

  • Investor profile

    A typical investor in the CC Global  Balanced Income Fund is:

    • Seeking to achieve stable, long-term capital appreciation
    • Seeking an actively managed & diversified investment in equities and bonds as well as other income-generating assets of local and international issuers
    • Planning to hold their investment for the medium-to-long term
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  • Fund Rules

    The Investment Manager of the CC High Income Bond Funds – EUR and USD has the duty to ensure that the underlying investments of the funds are well diversified. According to the prospectus, the investment manager has to abide by a number of investment restrictions to safeguard the value of the assets

    • We shall invest primarily in a diversified portfolio of listed transferable securities across a wide spectrum of industries and sectors primarily via bonds, equities and eligible ETFs. We may invest in these asset classes either directly or indirectly through UCITS Funds and/ or eligible non UCITS Funds
    • We intend to diversify the assets of the Sub-Fund broadly among countries, industries and sectors, but reserve the right to invest a substantial portion of the Sub-Fund’s assets in one or more countries (or regions) if economic and business conditions warrant such investments
    • Investments in equity securities may include, but are not limited to, dividend-paying securities, equities, ETFs and preferred shares of global issuers. At our discretion, we may also invest indirectly in equities and equity-related instruments through the use of collective investment schemes. The Sub-Fund will generally, but not exclusively, invest in blue chip issuers listed on Approved Regulated Markets, including equities listed on the Malta Stock Exchange, where applicable
    • We shall manage the credit risk and will aim to manage interest rate risk through credit analysis and credit diversity. We may invest in both investment grade (corporate and sovereign) and high yield bonds that have a credit rating of at least “B-” by S&P (or rating equivalent issued by other reputable rating agencies) at the time of investment, provided that the Sub-Fund may invest a maximum of 10% of its assets in non-rated debt securities, including those listed on the Malta Stock Exchange. We will, at all times, maintain an exposure to direct rated bonds, whether investment grade or high yield, of at least 25% of the value of the Sub-Fund
    • For temporary or defensive purposes, the Sub-Fund may invest in short-term fixed income instruments, money market funds, cash and cash equivalents. The Sub-Fund may also hold cash and cash equivalents on an ancillary basis or cash management purposes, pending investment in accordance with its Investment Policy and to meet operating expenses and redemption requests.The Sub-Fund may invest in Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”) via UCITS-eligible ETFs and/or CIS and securities related to real assets (including but not limited to real estate, agriculture, and precious metals-related securities) such as equities, bonds, and ETFs as well as CISs as long as these constitute eligible assets under the UCITS Directive
    • The Sub-Fund may invest in options, futures and forwards for risk management and hedging purposes only (“Hedging Instruments”)
    • Other than any margins required for these Hedging Instruments, the Sub-Fund will not employ leverage
  • Commentary

    October 2019

    Financial markets welcomed signs of an easing in geopolitical tensions in October, with risk assets generally outperforming traditional safe havens. The U.S and Chinese authorities moved closer to agreeing a partial deal on trade, while the UK once again edged back from the precipice of a no-deal Brexit. Global central banks reiterated their dovish stances and the U.S Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third time this year.

    The U.S earnings season for the third quarter of the year is well underway, with companies so far doing better than expected. Earnings per share and sales are growing at 1 percent and 4 percent year on year, respectively on the S&P 500. However, U.S companies continue to give lower guidance for next year’s earnings, with the trade dispute an ongoing theme.

    In the Euro bond market, despite the upward movements in the last week of October, government bond yields closed the month on a positive note following strong gains in the first weeks of the month. Thus topping their impressive run on a year-to-date basis. European High Yield traded relatively flat on a total return basis given the supportive income stream, while from a price return perspective, throughout the month spreads widened as weakness in economic data persisted.

    U.S HY was up by 0.23 percent as the risk-off mode experience in the initial days of the month swayed off as investors digested the news that a phase 1 trade deal is to be signed. Treasury yields trended higher, while the more risky credit inched higher in terms of price levels.

    The Investment Manager remains of the opinion that the names held within the fund have further to gain. Nonetheless, the IM remains cautious and continues to monitor the developments in the US-China trade war, the Brexit saga and general economic conditions, with the aim to adjust the Fund’s positioning to further benefit from market developments.

     

  • Key facts & performance

    Fund Manager

    Kristian Camenzuli

    Kristian is the Head of the Equity Desk at Calamatta Cuschieri which manages discretionary portfolios. He is also the lead manager of the CC Euro Equity Fund. Kristian sits on various investment committees. He is a regular contributor to the local press and investment seminars as well as a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta. He is CFA qualified and graduated with Honours in Economics from the University of Malta.

    PRICE (EUR)

    ASSET CLASS

    Mixed

    MIN. INITIAL INVESTMENT

    €2500

    FUND TYPE

    UCITS

    BASE CURRENCY

    EUR

    RETURN (SINCE INCEPTION)*

    6.50%

    *View Performance History below
    Inception Date: 19 Nov 2018
    ISIN: MT7000023891
    Bloomberg Ticker: CCGBIFB MV
    Entry Charge: From 0% up to 2.5%
    Total Expense Ratio: 1.98%
    Exit Charge: None
    Distribution Yield (%): N/A
    Underlying Yield (%): N/A
    Distribution: 30/11
    Total Net Assets: €7.0 m
    Month end NAV in EUR: 10.49
    Number of Holdings: 40
    Auditors: Deloitte Malta
    Legal Advisor: Ganado Advocates
    Custodian: Sparkasse Bank Malta p.l.c.
    % of Top 10 Holdings: 40.0

    Performance To Date (EUR)

    Risk & Reward Profile

    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    Lower Risk

    Potentialy Lower Reward

    Higher Risk

    Potentialy Higher Reward

    Top 10 Holdings

    ASML NV
    5.4%
    BMIT Technologies
    4.8%
    iShares MSCI EM Asia
    4.7%
    Kering
    4.7%
    SAP SE
    4.3%
    iShares Eurostoxx 600 Oil&Gas
    3.6%
    Lyxor EurStx600 Tech
    3.2%
    iShares Core S&P 500
    3.1%
    iShares Euro HY
    3.0%
    Lyxor EurStx600 Healthcare
    3.0%

    Top Holdings by Country*

    Germany
    27.5%
    France
    14.7%
    United States
    10.1%
    Global
    7.6%
    Netherlands
    6.8%
    Luxembourg
    5.8%
    China
    3.7%
    Spain
    2.9%
    Brazil
    2.9%
    *including exposures to ETFs

    Major Sector Breakdown

    ETFs
    30.0%
    Information Technology
    14.6%
    Financials
    14.5%
    Consumer Discretionary
    10.1%
    Industrials
    6.9%
    Consumer Staples
    5.3%

    Asset Allocation*

    Cash 4.4%
    Bonds 39.2%
    Equities 59.1%
    *including exposures to ETFs

    Maturity Buckets

    12.7%
    0-5 Years
    16.7%
    5-10 Years
    3.8%
    10 Years+

    Performance History (EUR)*

    YTD

    10.77%

    2018

    -3.86%

    1-month

    1.65%

    3-month

    1.45%

    6-month

    -0.10%

    Inception*

    6.50%

    *The Global Balanced Income Fund (Share Class B) was launched on 19 November 2018.

    Credit Ratings*

    *excluding exposures to ETFs

    Currency Allocation

    Euro 74.0%
    USD 26.1%
    GBP 0.1%
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