Strategy highlights

  • Investing in sustainable sovereign bonds, and bonds of companies that positively manage the material impacts of their operations and products on the environment and society
  • Actively omitting issuers involved in areas of high social cost, environmental degradation or violation of the UN Global Compact Principles
  • Global investment universe, with the flexibility to use stabilising assets and hedging positions to provide downside protection

Strategy profile

Objective

The strategy seeks to achieve income and capital growth over the medium term (3-5 years). It is managed to seek a minimum return of cash (SONIA (30-day compounded)) +2% per annum over five years before fees. In doing so, it aims to achieve a positive return on a rolling three-year basis (meaning a period of three years, no matter which day you start on). However, a positive return is not guaranteed and a capital loss may occur.

Performance benchmark

SONIA (30-day compounded) +2%

Red lines

Our ‘red lines’ are built on a combination of exclusions that effectively avoid investments in security issuers involved in or that generate a material proportion of revenues from areas of activity that we deem to be harmful from a social and/or environmental perspective.

Literature

Key Investor Information Document (KIID)
Prospectus
RI report Sustainable global dynamic bond

Responsible investment report

Stewardship activities (voting and engagement) for the last quarter and ESG metrics.

Investment team

Our Sustainable Global Dynamic Bond strategy is managed by a focused, experienced fixed-income team. In-house research analysts are at the core of our investment process, and our multidimensional research platform spans fundamental, thematic, ESG, quantitative, geopolitical, investigative and private-market research to promote better-informed investment decisions.

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Carl Shepherd
Carl Shepherd

Portfolio manager, Fixed Income team

Trevor Holder
Trevor Holder

Portfolio manager, Fixed Income team

Ella Hoxha
Ella Hoxha

Head of Fixed Income

Martin Chambers
Martin Chambers

Credit analyst, Fixed Income team

Scott Freedman
Scott Freedman

Credit analyst & portfolio manager, Fixed Income team

Howard Cunningham
Howard Cunningham

Portfolio manager, Fixed Income team

Parmeshwar Chadha
Parmeshwar Chadha

Portfolio manager, Fixed Income team

Jon Day
Jon Day

Portfolio manager, Fixed Income team

Catherine Doyle
Catherine Doyle

Investment specialist

Sinead Prendergast
Sinead Prendergast

Credit research analyst, Fixed Income team

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Your capital may be at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Newton will make investment decisions that are not based solely on ESG criteria. Other attributes of an investment may outweigh ESG analysis when making investment decisions. The way that ESG and sustainability criteria are assessed and the evaluation of their suitability for Newton’s sustainable strategies may vary depending on the asset class and strategy involved. For Newton’s sustainable strategies, ESG analysis is performed prior to investment for corporate investments (single name equity and fixed-income securities). The analysis will then also follow the Newton sustainable investment process to ensure it fits with the wider Newton sustainable investment philosophy.

Key investment risks

  • Objective/performance risk: There is no guarantee that the strategy will achieve its objectives.
  • Performance aim risk: The performance aim is not a guarantee, may not be achieved and a capital loss may occur. Strategies which have a higher performance aim generally take more risk to achieve this and so have a greater potential for returns to vary significantly.
  • Currency risk: This strategy invests in international markets which means it is exposed to changes in currency rates which could affect the value of the strategy.
  • Derivatives risk: Derivatives are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset from which their value is derived. A small movement in the value of the underlying asset can cause a large movement in the value of the derivative. This can increase the sizes of losses and gains, causing the value of your investment to fluctuate. When using derivatives, the strategy can lose significantly more than the amount it has invested in derivatives.
  • Changes in interest rates & inflation risk: Investments in bonds/money market securities are affected by interest rates and inflation trends which may negatively affect the value of the strategy.
  • Credit ratings and unrated securities risk: Bonds with a low credit rating or unrated bonds have a greater risk of default. These investments may negatively affect the value of the strategy.
  • Credit risk: The issuer of a security held by the strategy may not pay income or repay capital to the strategy when due.
  • Emerging markets risk: Emerging Markets have additional risks due to less-developed market practices.
  • China Interbank Bond Market and Bond Connect risk: The strategy may invest in China interbank bond market through connection between the related Mainland and Hong Kong financial infrastructure institutions. These may be subject to regulatory changes, settlement risk and quota limitations. An operational constraint such as a suspension in trading could negatively affect the strategy’s ability to achieve its investment objective.
  • CoCos risk: Contingent convertible securities (CoCos) convert from debt to equity when the issuer’s capital drops below a pre-defined level. This may result in the security converting into equities at a discounted share price, the value of the security being written down, temporarily or permanently, and/or coupon payments ceasing or being deferred.
  • Sustainable strategies risk: The strategy follows a sustainable investment approach, which may cause it to perform differently from strategies that have a similar objective but which do not integrate sustainable investment criteria when selecting securities.
  • Counterparty risk: The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as custody of assets or acting as a counterparty to derivatives or other contractual arrangements, may expose the strategy to financial loss.