In today’s climate of low interest rates and increasingly tough stock market conditions, many investors are understandably cautious about the best way to earn reliable yields. Schroders’ top-class investment teams provide the below fixed income portfolios. The team’s wealth of experience, resources, dedicated research and robust risk management strategies aim to help investors achieve investment outcomes.
Maintaining a strong presence in major markets across Europe, Asia and the Americas, Schroders has a global team of credit experts who evaluate markets at the macroeconomic, sector and individual bond issue level. This means that our fund management team can fully explore any advantage we feels the market may not yet have identified. To ensure your added reassurance, our experienced local in-country specialists carefully select and monitor bonds across global markets.
Risk management has always been part of our culture and is factored into everything that we do. Equally important, our professionals reduce possible interest rate and credit risks by using effective investment strategy. Should we choose to pursue an investment opportunity, it is because it has been rigorously researched and found to have the potential of compelling risk-adjusted returns.
The fund enables you to receive your monthly dividends in a choice of USD, HKD and AUD hedge classes that mirror your unique personal needs and circumstances.(Distribution rate is not guaranteed, and payment of distributions could be paid out from capital)*
While benchmark aware, our fund managers are not restricted to solely investing in offerings from larger issuers. As a result of its positions in mid-sized markets, the fund often benefits from advantages and delivers real flexibility whenever and wherever portfolios need to be adjusted.
"Bond markets are global, interrelated and generally efficient, but can overreact to events. Our globally integrated team of specialist analysts and portfolio managers, researching ideas in local markets, can provide performance advantage."
Wesley Sparks, Lead Fund Manager, Schroder ISF Global High Yield
Many investors may permit exposure only to higher-rated securities such as investment grade corporate bonds – rated Baa3/ BBB– or higher by rating agencies – because they are relatively low risk and typically unlikely to default.
For investors who seek higher income, high yield bonds – which have lower credit ratings than investment grade bonds – pay higher yields because of the higher risk of default and generally provide higher potential returns.
Schroder International Selection Fund is referred to as Schroder ISF.
*In respect of the distribution units, the manager will declare and pay monthly distributions. However, the distribution rate is not guaranteed. Distribution yield is not indicative of the return of the fund. Distribution may be paid from capital of the fund. Investors should note that where the payment of distributions are paid out of capital, this represents and amounts to a return or withdrawal of part of the amount you originally invested or capital gains attributable to that and may result in an immediate decrease in the value of units.