Investment Objectives

The objective of the CC Malta Balanced Income Fund Distributor is to endeavour 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, and equities and corporate bonds issued and listed on the Malta Stock Exchange.

Investor Profile

A typical investor in the CC Malta Balanced Income Fund would be to one who is seeking to gain exposure to the local Government Bond Market and the local corporate bond and local equity markets, either by achieving capital growth and accumulation of wealth via the Accumulation Share Class A, or by receiving periodical distributions which the CC Malta Balanced Income Fund would have benefited from time to time via the Distribution Share Class B.

Fund Rules

In seeking to achieve the Sub-Fund’s investment objective, the Investment Manager shall aim to invest at least 85% of the Net Assets of the Sub-Fund in a portfolio of debt securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the Government of Malta, as well as equities and corporate bonds issued and listed on the Malta Stock Exchange (collectively, “Maltese Assets”) with no particular focus on any industry. Such exposure may also be obtained by investing in eligible collective investment schemes whose investment objective and policies are consistent with those of the Sub-Fund. Where the Sub-Fund invests in eligible collective investment schemes managed by the Investment Manager, the Investment Manager shall reimburse the Sub-Fund any investment management and/or performance fees, as well as any applicable subscription/redemption charges, received in connection with the Sub-Fund’s investment in the eligible collective investment scheme.

In seeking to achieve its objective, the Sub-Fund may also invest directly (or indirectly via eligible exchange traded funds and/or eligible collective investment schemes) up to 15% of the Net Assets of the Sub-Fund in:

(i) Eligible 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

(ii) Eligible 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,

(iii) Eligible international equity securities, with no particular bias to the market capitalisation and geographical location of these securities; and

(iv) Eligible international debt securities.

  • The Investment Manager may invest up to 10% of the net assets of the Sub-Fund in un-listed Maltese and/or Non-Maltese Assets. As far as the “Non-Maltese Assets” segment of the Sub-Fund is concerned, the Investment Manager will not be targeting any international debt securities of any particular duration or coupon. However, the Sub-Fund is generally not expected to hold investments that, at the time of investment, are rated below “B3” by Moody’s or below “B-“ by S&P or in bonds determined to be of comparable quality by the Investment Manager
  • The Investment Manager will not be targeting any local debt securities (debt securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the Government of Malta and/or local corporate bonds issued and listed on the Malta Stock Exchange) of any particular duration or coupon
  • The Investment Manager will, at all times, maintain an exposure to local equity securities issued and listed on the Malta Stock Exchange and Regulated Market in Malta of at least 25% of the value of the Net Assets of the Sub-Fund. In addition, the Investment Manager will, at all times, maintain a direct exposure to local debt securities (debt securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the Government of Malta and/or local corporate bonds issued and listed on the Malta Stock Exchange) of at least 25% of the value of the Net Assets of the Sub-Fund
  • The Sub-Fund may also invest in term deposits held with credit institutions regulated in Malta and other EU, EEA and OECD Member States
  • This Sub-Fund shall not invest, in the aggregate, more than 10% of the Net Assets of the Sub-Fund in units or shares of other UCITS or other CISs

Commentary

March 2021

In March, the Malta Balanced Income Fund registered an increase of 0.73 percent for the month of March. Investors kept monitoring the development of Covid-19 in Malta and timing their entry into the market after the rally we saw at the end of 2020. 

In the month of March, the Manager continued to tweak the fund’s allocation towards the bond market, in line with the newly adopted strategy of a stable level of income and capital preservation. Indeed, the Manager continued to take advantage of selective sectors which were conditioned by the covid-19 saga, while they still hold the ability to service, comfortably, their debt obligations.

Moving forward, the Managers believe that in line with a global recovery, the Maltese economy will also rebounded strongly namely in the second half of the year. The Managers believe that the velocity of vaccine roll-out will be a strong catalyst for a speedy recovery. This will ultimately pose a stronger outlook for the tourism industry to which the Maltese economy is highly sensitive.   

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Key Facts & Performance

Fund Manager

Jordan Portelli

Jordan is an Investment Manager at Calamatta Cuschieri and is the Head of the Fixed Income desk. Jordan has over 10 years’ experience in High Yield debt. He is a member on a number of Investment Committees and is also a member on the House View Committee of Calamatta Cuschieri. He obtained a Diploma in Business and Management from Cambridge College in the U.K. He also obtained his BSc (Hons) in Economics from the London School of Economics.

PRICE (EUR)

ASSET CLASS

Bonds

MIN. INITIAL INVESTMENT

€2500

FUND TYPE

UCITS

BASE CURRENCY

EUR

RETURN (SINCE INCEPTION)*

1.69%

*View Performance History below
Inception Date: 10 Apr 2018
ISIN: MT7000022281
Bloomberg Ticker: CCMIFAB MV
Entry Charge: up to 2.50%
Total Expense Ratio: 1.39%
Exit Charge: None
Distribution Yield (%): 1.75
Underlying Yield (%): 2.41
Distribution: N/A
Total Net Assets: €18.01 mn
Month end NAV in EUR: 96.62
Number of Holdings: 60
Auditors: Deloitte Malta
Legal Advisor: Ganado Advocates
Custodian: Sparkasse Bank Malta p.l.c.
% of Top 10 Holdings: 49.7

Performance To Date (EUR)

Top 10 Holdings

PG plc
4.6%
BMIT Technologies plc
4.4%
RS2 Software plc
4.2%
Harvest Technology plc
3.9%
iShares Euro Corp Large Cap
3.6%
GO plc
3.6%
4.35% SD Finance plc 2027
3.5%
3.75% Tum Invest plc 2029
3.1%
4.5% Endo Finance plc 2029
2.9%
4% Eden Finance 2027
2.9%

Major Sector Breakdown*

Consumer Discretionary
48.7%
Asset 7
Communications
12.2%
Industrials
8.6%
Real Estate
6.9%
Financials
3.8%
Energy
2.8%
*excluding exposures to CIS

Maturity Buckets*

2.3%
0-5 Years
52.5%
5-10 Years
2.8%
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
89.5%
Other
10.5%
*including exposures to CIS and Cash

Asset Allocation

Cash 5.8%
Bonds 62.3%
Equities 31.9%

Performance History (EUR)*

YTD

-0.89%

1-month

0.73%

3-month

-0.89%

6-month

2.44%

12-month

4.62%

Annualised Since Inception*

0.57%

*The Distributor Share Class (Class B) was launched on 10 April 2018

Currency Allocation

Euro 100.0%
Other 0.0%
Data for risk statistics is not available for this fund.

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  • Investment Objectives

    The objective of the CC Malta Balanced Income Fund Distributor is to endeavour 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, and equities and corporate bonds issued and listed on the Malta Stock Exchange.

  • Investor profile

    A typical investor in the CC Malta Balanced Income Fund would be to one who is seeking to gain exposure to the local Government Bond Market and the local corporate bond and local equity markets, either by achieving capital growth and accumulation of wealth via the Accumulation Share Class A, or by receiving periodical distributions which the CC Malta Balanced Income Fund would have benefited from time to time via the Distribution Share Class B.

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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

    • The Investment Manager may invest up to 10% of the net assets of the Sub-Fund in un-listed Maltese and/or Non-Maltese Assets. As far as the “Non-Maltese Assets” segment of the Sub-Fund is concerned, the Investment Manager will not be targeting any international debt securities of any particular duration or coupon. However, the Sub-Fund is generally not expected to hold investments that, at the time of investment, are rated below “B3” by Moody’s or below “B-“ by S&P or in bonds determined to be of comparable quality by the Investment Manager
    • The Investment Manager will not be targeting any local debt securities (debt securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the Government of Malta and/or local corporate bonds issued and listed on the Malta Stock Exchange) of any particular duration or coupon
    • The Investment Manager will, at all times, maintain an exposure to local equity securities issued and listed on the Malta Stock Exchange and Regulated Market in Malta of at least 25% of the value of the Net Assets of the Sub-Fund. In addition, the Investment Manager will, at all times, maintain a direct exposure to local debt securities (debt securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the Government of Malta and/or local corporate bonds issued and listed on the Malta Stock Exchange) of at least 25% of the value of the Net Assets of the Sub-Fund
    • The Sub-Fund may also invest in term deposits held with credit institutions regulated in Malta and other EU, EEA and OECD Member States
    • This Sub-Fund shall not invest, in the aggregate, more than 10% of the Net Assets of the Sub-Fund in units or shares of other UCITS or other CISs
  • Commentary

    March 2021

    In March, the Malta Balanced Income Fund registered an increase of 0.73 percent for the month of March. Investors kept monitoring the development of Covid-19 in Malta and timing their entry into the market after the rally we saw at the end of 2020. 

    In the month of March, the Manager continued to tweak the fund’s allocation towards the bond market, in line with the newly adopted strategy of a stable level of income and capital preservation. Indeed, the Manager continued to take advantage of selective sectors which were conditioned by the covid-19 saga, while they still hold the ability to service, comfortably, their debt obligations.

    Moving forward, the Managers believe that in line with a global recovery, the Maltese economy will also rebounded strongly namely in the second half of the year. The Managers believe that the velocity of vaccine roll-out will be a strong catalyst for a speedy recovery. This will ultimately pose a stronger outlook for the tourism industry to which the Maltese economy is highly sensitive.   

  • Key facts & performance

    Fund Manager

    Jordan Portelli

    Jordan is an Investment Manager at Calamatta Cuschieri and is the Head of the Fixed Income desk. Jordan has over 10 years’ experience in High Yield debt. He is a member on a number of Investment Committees and is also a member on the House View Committee of Calamatta Cuschieri. He obtained a Diploma in Business and Management from Cambridge College in the U.K. He also obtained his BSc (Hons) in Economics from the London School of Economics.

    PRICE (EUR)

    ASSET CLASS

    Bonds

    MIN. INITIAL INVESTMENT

    €2500

    FUND TYPE

    UCITS

    BASE CURRENCY

    EUR

    RETURN (SINCE INCEPTION)*

    1.69%

    *View Performance History below
    Inception Date: 10 Apr 2018
    ISIN: MT7000022281
    Bloomberg Ticker: CCMIFAB MV
    Entry Charge: up to 2.50%
    Total Expense Ratio: 1.39%
    Exit Charge: None
    Distribution Yield (%): 1.75
    Underlying Yield (%): 2.41
    Distribution: N/A
    Total Net Assets: €18.01 mn
    Month end NAV in EUR: 96.62
    Number of Holdings: 60
    Auditors: Deloitte Malta
    Legal Advisor: Ganado Advocates
    Custodian: Sparkasse Bank Malta p.l.c.
    % of Top 10 Holdings: 49.7

    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

    PG plc
    4.6%
    BMIT Technologies plc
    4.4%
    RS2 Software plc
    4.2%
    Harvest Technology plc
    3.9%
    iShares Euro Corp Large Cap
    3.6%
    GO plc
    3.6%
    4.35% SD Finance plc 2027
    3.5%
    3.75% Tum Invest plc 2029
    3.1%
    4.5% Endo Finance plc 2029
    2.9%
    4% Eden Finance 2027
    2.9%

    Top Holdings by Country*

    Malta
    89.5%
    Other
    10.5%
    *including exposures to CIS and Cash

    Major Sector Breakdown*

    Consumer Discretionary
    48.7%
    Asset 7
    Communications
    12.2%
    Industrials
    8.6%
    Real Estate
    6.9%
    Financials
    3.8%
    Energy
    2.8%
    *excluding exposures to CIS

    Asset Allocation

    Cash 5.8%
    Bonds 62.3%
    Equities 31.9%

    Maturity Buckets*

    2.3%
    0-5 Years
    52.5%
    5-10 Years
    2.8%
    10 Years+
    *based on the Next Call Date

    Performance History (EUR)*

    YTD

    -0.89%

    1-month

    0.73%

    3-month

    -0.89%

    6-month

    2.44%

    12-month

    4.62%

    Annualised Since Inception*

    0.57%

    *The Distributor Share Class (Class B) was launched on 10 April 2018

    Currency Allocation

    Euro 100.0%
    Other 0.0%
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