Investment Objectives

The CC Malta Government Bond Fund aims to maximise the total level of return for investors through investment, primarily, in debt securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the Government of Malta.

Investor Profile

A typical investor in the CC Malta Government Bond Fund would be one who is seeking to gain exposure to the local Government Bond Market whilst seeking to accumulate wealth and save over time in a product that re-invests coupons received on a gross basis. Furthermore, investors in the Malta Government Bond Fund are those who are planning to hold on to their investment for the medium-to-long term so as to benefit from the compound interest effect whilst also participating in the interest rate cycle.

Fund Rules

The Investment Manager will invest primarily in a portfolio of debt securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the Government of Malta. The Investment Manager may invest directly in eligible collective investment schemes whose investment objective and policies are consistent with those of the Sub-Fund. The Investment Manager may also invest directly (or indirectly via eligible exchange traded funds and/or eligible collective investment schemes) up to 15% of its assets in “Non-Maltese Assets” as per below:

  • Debt securities and/or money market instruments issued or guaranteed by Governments of EU, EEA and OECD Member States other than Malta, their constituent states or their local authorities; and/or
  • Debt securities and/or money market instruments issued or guaranteed by supranational bodies of EU, EEA and OECD Member States other than Malta, their agencies, associated financial institutions or other associated bodies.
    The Investment Manager will not be targeting debt securities (including, money market instruments, bonds, notes and other debt securities) of any particular duration, coupon or credit rating. The Sub-Fund may also invest in term deposits held with credit institutions regulated in Malta and other EU, EEA and OECD Member States.

For temporary and/or defensive purposes, the Sub-Fund may invest in other short-term debt securities or fixed income instruments, money market funds, cash and cash equivalents. The Sub-Fund may also at any time hold such securities for cash management purposes, pending investment in accordance with its Investment Policy and to meet operating expenses and redemption requests.

In pursuing its Investment Objective and Investment Policy, the Sub-Fund will be subject to the Investment, Borrowing and Leverage Restrictions set out in the Prospectus and the Offering Supplement. Furthermore, this Sub-Fund shall not invest, in the aggregate, more than 10% of its assets in units or shares of other UCITS or other CISs. The Investment Manager may make use of listed and OTC FDIs (including, but not limited to, futures, forwards, options and swaps) linked to bonds, interest rates and currencies for efficient portfolio management,  hedging purposes and the reduction of risk only. The Sub-Fund will not make use of FDIs for investment purposes. The Sub-Fund is not expected to employ any leverage or gearing. Investors may redeem units of UCITS on demand on every Business Day on any day that is not a Saturday or Sunday and not a public or national holiday in Malta. The Sub-Fund may hold cash and cash equivalents on an ancillary basis.

Management Discretion: The Investment Manager has the discretion to buy and sell investments on behalf of the Sub-Fund within the limits of the Objective and Investment Policy.

Commentary

March 2019

Risky assets were better positioned in the first quarter of 2019 hence the reason why investors put their money to work. Both the U.S. and the Eurozone are now subject to a more dovish Fed and European Central Bank with the hope of a less felt slowdown in economy and both markets have recovered by 7.26% and 5.12%, respectively.

This accommodative stance by both the Fed and ECB, sent sovereign yields markedly lower as rate hikes have proved not to come about. The U-turn taken by the US Federal Reserve, following the rate hike in December, had a somewhat ripple effect on other central banks, which in turn triggered a reversal in market sentiment to the upside. In addition to that, albeit still being early days, there seem to be indications that the stimulus measures implemented in China are slowly beginning to positively impact the Chinese economy.

That said, we must not get carried away as the outlook for global growth still remains anchored at bearish territory, whilst the US– China deal should not be taken as a done deal as tensions between both parties could yet emerge. In addition to that, markets have been startled by the negative demand shock from China, which, when combined with market uneasiness and uncertainty, we have seen a number of global companies beginning to put their investment plans on hold.

Moreover, Brexit still remains the star of uncertainty having ended the month of March with the Parliament not agreeing with May’s divorce plan from the EU. To make matters worse, British lawmakers had to vote on various alternatives on the first day of April only to once again have no plan.

The recent trend of inflows into the Fund persisted, and during the quarter, the MGBF continued to grow in size, closing off the month in excess of €15.4mn. In line with flight to quality trade, the Investment Manager sought to deploy cash on account by purchasing long-dated government bonds, with a long-exposure to duration. This strategy paid off for the quarter, as Malta Government Stocks were better bid for the first three months of the year.

 

Key Facts & Performance

Fund Manager

Mark Vella

Mark Vella is an Investment Manager at Calamatta Cuschieri with over 10 years' experience. He specialises in Fixed Income where his main responsibilities include co-managing the fixed income segment of discretionary portfolios. He is a member on a number of Investment Committees. He is a regular contributor to the Times of Malta Online. He graduated with honours in Banking & Finance from the University of Malta.

PRICE (EUR)

ASSET CLASS

Bonds

MIN. INITIAL INVESTMENT

€2500

FUND TYPE

UCITS

BASE CURRENCY

EUR

RETURN (SINCE INCEPTION)*

2.61%

*View Performance History below
Inception Date: 21 Apr 2017
ISIN: MT7000017992
Bloomberg Ticker: CCMGBFA MV
Entry Charge: Up to 2.5%
Total Expense Ratio: 1.37%
Exit Charge: None
Distribution Yield (%): N/A
Underlying Yield (%): 2.66
Distribution: N/A
Total Net Assets: €15.43 m
Month and NAV in EUR: 102.61
Number of Holdings: 36
Auditors: Deloitte Malta
Legal Advisor: Ganado Advocates
Custodian: Sparkasse Bank Malta p.l.c.
% of Top 10 Holdings: 76.8

Performance To Date (EUR)

Top 10 Holdings

4.50% MGS 2028
10.0%
4.10% MGS 2029
7.5%
2.30% MGS 2029
7.4%
5.25% MGS 2030
6.8%
1.40% MGS 2024
5.6%
4.45% MGS 2032
5.3%
5.20% MGS 2031
5.3%
5.10% MGS 2029
4.3%
4.65% MGS 2032
4.3%
2.50% MGS 2036
4.2%
Data for major sector breakdown is not available for this fund.

Maturity Buckets*

9.0%
0-5 Years
20.7%
5-10 Years
60.1%
10 Years+
*based on the Next Call Date
Data for credit ratings is not available for this fund.

Risk & Reward Profile

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Lower Risk

Potentialy Lower Reward

Higher Risk

Potentialy Higher Reward

Top Holdings by Country*

Malta
97.0%
Spain
0.5%
Portugal
0.5%
France
0.4%
Belgium
0.3%
Slovenia
0.3%
Ireland
0.2%
Hungary
0.1%
Turkey
0.1%
Poland
0.1%
*including exposures to CIS and Cash

Asset Allocation

Cash 9.3%
Bonds 90.3%
CIS/ETFs 0.4%

Performance History (EUR)*

YTD

2.85%

1-month

1.25%

3-month

2.85%

6-month

4.37%

12-month

2.47%

Inception*

2.61%

*The Accumulator Share Class (Class A) was launched on 21 April 2017

Currency Allocation

Euro 99.7%
Other 0.3%
Data for risk statistics is not available for this fund.

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  • Investment Objectives

    The CC Malta Government Bond Fund aims to maximise the total level of return for investors through investment, primarily, in debt securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the Government of Malta.

  • Investor profile

    A typical investor in the CC Malta Government Bond Fund would be one who is seeking to gain exposure to the local Government Bond Market whilst seeking to accumulate wealth and save over time in a product that re-invests coupons received on a gross basis. Furthermore, investors in the Malta Government Bond Fund are those who are planning to hold on to their investment for the medium-to-long term so as to benefit from the compound interest effect whilst also participating in the interest rate cycle.

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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

  • Commentary

    March 2019

    Risky assets were better positioned in the first quarter of 2019 hence the reason why investors put their money to work. Both the U.S. and the Eurozone are now subject to a more dovish Fed and European Central Bank with the hope of a less felt slowdown in economy and both markets have recovered by 7.26% and 5.12%, respectively.

    This accommodative stance by both the Fed and ECB, sent sovereign yields markedly lower as rate hikes have proved not to come about. The U-turn taken by the US Federal Reserve, following the rate hike in December, had a somewhat ripple effect on other central banks, which in turn triggered a reversal in market sentiment to the upside. In addition to that, albeit still being early days, there seem to be indications that the stimulus measures implemented in China are slowly beginning to positively impact the Chinese economy.

    That said, we must not get carried away as the outlook for global growth still remains anchored at bearish territory, whilst the US– China deal should not be taken as a done deal as tensions between both parties could yet emerge. In addition to that, markets have been startled by the negative demand shock from China, which, when combined with market uneasiness and uncertainty, we have seen a number of global companies beginning to put their investment plans on hold.

    Moreover, Brexit still remains the star of uncertainty having ended the month of March with the Parliament not agreeing with May’s divorce plan from the EU. To make matters worse, British lawmakers had to vote on various alternatives on the first day of April only to once again have no plan.

    The recent trend of inflows into the Fund persisted, and during the quarter, the MGBF continued to grow in size, closing off the month in excess of €15.4mn. In line with flight to quality trade, the Investment Manager sought to deploy cash on account by purchasing long-dated government bonds, with a long-exposure to duration. This strategy paid off for the quarter, as Malta Government Stocks were better bid for the first three months of the year.

     

  • Key facts & performance

    Fund Manager

    Mark Vella

    Mark Vella is an Investment Manager at Calamatta Cuschieri with over 10 years' experience. He specialises in Fixed Income where his main responsibilities include co-managing the fixed income segment of discretionary portfolios. He is a member on a number of Investment Committees. He is a regular contributor to the Times of Malta Online. He graduated with honours in Banking & Finance from the University of Malta.

    PRICE (EUR)

    ASSET CLASS

    Bonds

    MIN. INITIAL INVESTMENT

    €2500

    FUND TYPE

    UCITS

    BASE CURRENCY

    EUR

    RETURN (SINCE INCEPTION)*

    2.61%

    *View Performance History below
    Inception Date: 21 Apr 2017
    ISIN: MT7000017992
    Bloomberg Ticker: CCMGBFA MV
    Entry Charge: Up to 2.5%
    Total Expense Ratio: 1.37%
    Exit Charge: None
    Distribution Yield (%): N/A
    Underlying Yield (%): 2.66
    Distribution: N/A
    Total Net Assets: €15.43 m
    Month and NAV in EUR: 102.61
    Number of Holdings: 36
    Auditors: Deloitte Malta
    Legal Advisor: Ganado Advocates
    Custodian: Sparkasse Bank Malta p.l.c.
    % of Top 10 Holdings: 76.8

    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

    4.50% MGS 2028
    10.0%
    4.10% MGS 2029
    7.5%
    2.30% MGS 2029
    7.4%
    5.25% MGS 2030
    6.8%
    1.40% MGS 2024
    5.6%
    4.45% MGS 2032
    5.3%
    5.20% MGS 2031
    5.3%
    5.10% MGS 2029
    4.3%
    4.65% MGS 2032
    4.3%
    2.50% MGS 2036
    4.2%

    Top Holdings by Country*

    Malta
    97.0%
    Spain
    0.5%
    Portugal
    0.5%
    France
    0.4%
    Belgium
    0.3%
    Slovenia
    0.3%
    Ireland
    0.2%
    Hungary
    0.1%
    Turkey
    0.1%
    Poland
    0.1%
    *including exposures to CIS and Cash

    Asset Allocation

    Cash 9.3%
    Bonds 90.3%
    CIS/ETFs 0.4%

    Maturity Buckets*

    9.0%
    0-5 Years
    20.7%
    5-10 Years
    60.1%
    10 Years+
    *based on the Next Call Date

    Performance History (EUR)*

    YTD

    2.85%

    1-month

    1.25%

    3-month

    2.85%

    6-month

    4.37%

    12-month

    2.47%

    Inception*

    2.61%

    *The Accumulator Share Class (Class A) was launched on 21 April 2017

    Currency Allocation

    Euro 99.7%
    Other 0.3%
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