Our approach

Drawing on our global investment expertise, the AIMS Fixed Income Fund targets a three per cent per annum gross return over cash* over rolling three-year periods, with volatility that is lower than global fixed income. The fund adopts an unconstrained approach, investing in a diversified portfolio of 25-35 strategies drawn from across the global fixed income universe.

Three strategy groups are combined to help it meet its objectives: market strategies that harness the risk premia of traditional fixed income asset classes; opportunistic strategies that profit from market mis-pricing; and risk-reducing strategies that aim to preserve capital in times of market stress.

*represented by the prevailing central bank rate of the share class currency.

Unconstrained, diversified and focused on capital preservation

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Benefits

A diverse and well-researched blend of fixed income strategies aiming to deliver consistent risk-adjusted returns for investors.

Resilience

An outcome-oriented strategy with a focus on capital growth in all market conditions with lower volatility than traditional core fixed income approaches.

Diversification

Portfolio diversification is enhanced by the implementation of strategies that have a relatively low correlation with broad fixed income markets.

Risk-adjusted returns

Investments will be selected with an emphasis on absolute risk-adjusted returns as opposed to benchmark-relative returns. This affords the flexibility to only take risk where it is felt there is adequate reward.

Global exposure

The fund offers dynamic and highly selective access to the full global fixed income universe and has the freedom to make use of derivatives.

Key risks

For further information on the risks and risk profiles of our funds, please refer to the relevant fund documents. 

The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up. Investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Illiquid securities risk

Certain assets held in the fund could, by nature, be hard to value or to sell at a desired time or at a price considered to be fair (especially in large quantities), and as a result their prices could be very volatile.

Credit risk

Bond values are affected by changes in interest rates and the bond issuer's creditworthiness. Bonds that offer the potential for a higher income typically have a greater risk of default.

Derivatives risk

The fund uses derivatives; these can be complex and highly volatile. Derivatives may not perform as expected, which means the fund may suffer significant losses.

Convertible securities risk

Contingent convertible securities (coco bonds) are complex, their income may be cancelled or suspended, they are more vulnerable to losses than equities and they can be highly volatile.

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Important information

The OECD Common Reporting Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (CRS) will require certain financial institutions to report information regarding certain accounts to their local tax authority and follow related due diligence procedures.  Both the Underlying Fund and the Australian feeder Fund (the 'Australian Fund') are expected to be 'Financial Institutions' under the CRS and the Australian Fund intends to comply with its CRS obligations by obtaining and reporting information on relevant accounts, which will include unit holdings in the Australian Fund, to the Australian Tax Office (ATO). In order for the Underlying Fund and the Fund to comply with their respective obligations, we will request that you provide certain information and certifications to us necessary for compliance with the CRS. We will determine whether either or both of the Underlying Fund and the Australian Fund are required to report your details to the ATO or other taxation authorities based on our assessment of the relevant information received. Information provided to the ATO may be provided to other jurisdictions that have signed the “CRS Competent Authority Agreement”, the multilateral framework agreement that provides the mechanism to facilitate the automatic exchange of information in accordance with the CRS.  The Australian Government has enacted legislation amending, among other things, the Taxation Administration Act 1953 of Australia to give effect to the CRS.  The CRS will apply to the Underlying Funds with effect from 1 July 2017.