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Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund

February 2017 (Content as at 31 January 2017)

Overview

Objective

The Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund aims to achieve a combination of income and capital growth over the medium to long term. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing primarily in debt securities and currencies globally. Debt securities include government bonds, as well as securities issued by supranational bodies, local authorities, national public bodies and corporate issuers. The Fund may also invest in high yield, unrated, convertible, sub-investment grade debt securities, cash, cash equivalents, money market instruments, collective investment schemes and other transferable securities. Financial derivative instruments can be used for investment purposes and for efficient portfolio management. They may include derivatives on currencies, interest rates and credit and can be used to achieve both long and short positions.

Fixed interest roundtable Q&A: where next for bond markets?

Video

15 July 2015

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest team

In this live roundtable with fund managers from our Fixed Interest team, they discussed key issues including whether the Greek debt crisis matters for bond markets and the current macroeconomic backdrop.

Market commentary

The sell-off in government bond markets resumed in January. The rise in yields was greatest in the Eurozone, with French, German, Austrian, Italian and Spanish government bond yields all at 12-month highs. On the other hand, US Treasuries, which had led the sell-off in the final months of 2016, was more subdued with yields broadly flat on the month. The increase in yields reflected improving economic data and market concerns about the impact this might have on central bank stimulus. Political risk added to the pressure on European bond yields. A ruling by the Italian constitutional court on political reform in Italy was seen as raising political risk in the country with Italian government bond yields spiking higher. Meanwhile, in France, victory for Benoit Hamon in the socialist primary and on the right, stronger polling for Emmanuel Macron versus Francois Fillon added to uncertainty. Merrill Lynch reports the following local currency index total returns German Bunds -1.3%, Italian government bonds -2.5% and US Treasuries 0.2%. Rising inflation expectations were positive for US TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities), which returned 0.8%.

Fund strategy

The fund is mainly invested in government bonds, with allocations to both core and peripheral European markets. We have a significant position in US TIPS and peripheral European inflation linked sovereign bonds. The fund has a smaller position in investment grade corporate bonds, where we believe that sections of the market offer attractive yields relative to government bonds. Our long-term view is that government bond yields will continue to rise; however, in the short term we do think there might be the opportunity for some consolidation. On a short-term tactical basis we have therefore added some interest rate risk (duration) to the fund. As at 31 January, the funds modified duration was 5.6.

Key facts
Product type ICVC
Launch date 10 March 1992
Fund size £501.59m
Distribution yield* 2.01%
Redemption yield* 0.94%
Underlying yield* 2.01%
Running yield* 1.27%
Sector IA Global Bonds NR
Available in an ISA? Yes

Fund manager

Stuart Edwards

Title: Fund Manager
Team: Invesco Perpetual - Fixed Interest

Jack Parker

Title: Fixed Interest Deputy Fund Manager and Senior Macro Analyst
Team: Invesco Perpetual - Fixed Interest
Fund details
Fund currency GBP
Trading frequency Daily
Accounting period ends 30 April
31 October
Share types
SEDOL ISIN
Accumulation 3302866 GB0033028662
Accumulation (Gross) 3304992 GB0033049924
Income 3304969 GB0033049692
Income (Gross) 3305014 GB0033050146
Accumulation (No Trail) B3RW7B9 GB00B3RW7B97
Income (No Trail) B3RW7R5 GB00B3RW7R57
Accumulation (No Trail Gross) B8N4758 GB00B8N47580
Income (No Trail Gross) B8N4769 GB00B8N47697
Y (Acc) BJ04GQ2 GB00BJ04GQ29
Y (Acc) Gross BJ04GS4 GB00BJ04GS43
Y (Inc) BJ04GR3 GB00BJ04GR36
Y (Inc) Gross BJ04GT5 GB00BJ04GT59
Z (Acc) B8N45F4 GB00B8N45F47
Z (Acc) Gross B8N45H6 GB00B8N45H60
Z (Inc) B8N45G5 GB00B8N45G53
Z (Inc) Gross B8N45J8 GB00B8N45J84
Investment levels
Minimum lump sum £500

Performance

Charges

One-off charges taken before you invest

Entry charge

The entry charge for the fund is up to 5%. This is the maximum that might be taken out of your money before it is invested. For example, if you invest £1,000, an entry charge of 5% means £950 of your money will be used to buy shares in the fund.

The entry charge covers the costs of setting up your investment.

If you invest through a third party (such as a financial adviser), but do not receive financial advice on your investment, this charge may include payments to that third party. For more details see "What share classes are available for your ICVC funds?".

Exit charge

There is no exit charge for the fund.

Charges taken from the fund over a year

Ongoing charge

The ongoing charge figure is based on a fixed, all-inclusive fee and excludes portfolio transaction costs. The ongoing charge for each share class can be found in the relevant Key Investor Information Document available under 'Literature'. Investors will be provided with advance notice if any increases to this figure occur.

The ongoing charge covers all aspects of operating the fund during the year, including fees paid for investment management, administration and the independent oversight functions.

If you invest through a third party (such as a financial adviser), but do not receive financial advice on your investment, this charge may include payments to that third party. Once invested, your contract note or acknowledgement letter will show the amount of any payment in cash terms. For more details see "What share classes are available for your ICVC funds?".

Charges taken from the fund under specific conditions

Performance fee

No performance fee is charged.

Portfolio transaction costs1

The fund invests in bonds (fixed interest securities) which have no separately identifiable transaction costs; these costs form part of the dealing spread between the buying and selling prices of the underlying investments. Dealing spreads vary considerably depending on the transaction value and market sentiment. The estimated average dealing spread for the fund is 0.24% of the transaction value.

Comparing portfolio transaction costs for a range of funds may give a false impression of the relative costs of investing in them, for the following reasons:

  • Transaction costs do not necessarily reduce returns. The net impact of dealing is the combination of the effectiveness of the manager's investment decisions in improving returns and the associate costs of investment
  • Historic transaction costs are not an effective indicator of the future impact on performance
  • Transaction costs for buying and selling investments due to other investors joining or leaving the fund may be recovered from those investors. For further information see Pricing policy note below
  • Transaction costs vary from country to country
  • Transaction costs vary depending on the types of investment in which a fund invests
  • As the manager's investment decisions are not predictable, transaction costs are also not predictable

Pricing policy note1

We operate a single pricing methodology for this fund and reserve the right to adjust the fund's price to protect your investment from the costs of buying and selling investments that result from other investors joining or leaving the fund. The amount of any such adjustment is calculated by reference to the estimated costs of dealing in the underlying investments, including any dealing spreads.

Typical adjustments to the fund's price are to increase it by 0.12% for net inflows or decrease it by 0.12% for net outflows.

We usually adjust the price to the maximum extent possible when the value of net contributions or withdrawals is significant, which helps to protect your investment from the costs of the resultant transactions.

1The fund's financial year end is 30 April 2016. Figures in these sections are as at 30 April 2016.

Holdings

 

Literature

Factsheets

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund Factsheet  (163 KB)

KIIDs

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID acc  (209 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID acc (Gross No trail)  (208 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID acc (Gross Y)  (207 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID acc (Gross Z)  (208 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID acc (Gross)  (209 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID acc (No trail)  (209 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID acc (Y)  (207 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID acc (Z)  (208 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID inc  (209 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID inc (Gross No trail)  (208 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID inc (Gross Y)  (208 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID inc (Gross Z)  (208 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID inc (Gross)  (209 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID inc (No trail)  (209 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID inc (Y)  (207 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Global Bond Fund KIID inc (Z)  (208 KB)

Application form

ICVC & ISA Application booklet 16/17  (235 KB)

Product & fund information

ICVC Supplementary Information Document (SID)  (4 MB)

ICVC ISA Key Features and Terms and Conditions  (1 MB)

Brochures

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest consumer brochure  (1 MB)

Financial reports

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Interim Report 2014 (Short Report)  (476 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Interim Report 2014 (Long Form)  (1 MB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Annual Report 2014 (Short Report)  (615 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Annual Report 2014 (Long Form)  (2 MB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Annual Report 2013 (Short Report)  (302 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Annual Report 2013 (Long Form)  (913 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Interim Report 2013 (Long Form)  (1 MB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Interim Report 2013 (Short Report)  (515 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Annual Report 2016 (Long Form)  (2 MB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Annual Report 2016 (Short Report)  (687 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Annual Report 2015 (Short Report)  (666 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Annual Report 2015 (Long Form)  (2 MB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Interim Report 2015 (Short Report)  (648 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Interim Report 2015 (Long Form)  (1 MB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Interim Report 2016 (Long Form)  (1 MB)

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest Investment Series Interim Report 2016 (Short Report)  (773 KB)

Forms

ISA Additional Permitted Subscription application form  (90 KB)

Changes to our Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest fund range

News

15 November 2013

Invesco Perpetual

Shareholder approval received to amend the investment objectives of our Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest fund range.

Brexit – the pros and cons

Article

04 August 2015

John Greenwood, Chief Economist, Invesco Ltd

The British public will soon have a chance to vote in the “in-out” referendum on continued membership of the European Union? Will the economic benefits of staying in the European project outweigh the costs? If the UK does decide to leave, what are the options available?

Monthly Market Roundup - covering July 2016

Article

03 August 2016

Invesco Perpetual

We review global market developments in July, highlighting the best and worst performing sectors globally.

Investment risks

The value of investments and any income will fluctuate (this may partly be the result of exchange rate fluctuations) and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future returns.

The securities that the fund invests in may not always make interest and other payments nor is the solvency of the issuers guaranteed. Market conditions, such as a decrease in market liquidity for the securities in which the fund invests, may mean that the fund may not be able to sell those securities at their true value. These risks increase where the fund invests in high yield or lower credit quality bonds and where we use derivatives.

The fund has the ability to make use of financial derivatives (complex instruments) which may result in the fund being leveraged and can result in large fluctuations in the value of the fund. Leverage on certain types of transactions including derivatives may impair the fund’s liquidity, cause it to liquidate positions at unfavourable times or otherwise cause the fund not to achieve its intended objective. Leverage occurs when the economic exposure created by the use of derivatives is greater than the amount invested resulting in the fund being exposed to a greater loss than the initial investment.<br/>The fund may be exposed to counterparty risk should an entity with which the fund does business become insolvent resulting in financial loss.

Important information

Yield and performance figures are based on the z (accumulation) share class. As this was launched on 12 November 2012, for the periods prior to this launch date, performance figures are based on the income share class, without any adjustment for fees. Performance figures for all share classes can be found in the relevant Key Investor Information Document.

All fund portfolio figures are as at date shown (source: Invesco Perpetual).

Performance figures are shown in sterling, inclusive of reinvested income and net of the ongoing charge and portfolio transaction costs to date shown. The figures do not reflect the entry charge paid by individual investors. Sector average performance is calculated on an equivalent basis (source: Lipper).

The yields shown are expressed as % per annum of current NAV of the fund. They are estimates for the next 12 months, assuming that the fund’s portfolio remains unchanged and there are no defaults or deferrals of coupon payments or capital repayments. They are not guaranteed. They are shown net of the ongoing charge and do not reflect the entry charge of the fund. Investors may be subject to tax on distributions. Cash income is estimated coupons from bonds and, where applicable, estimated dividends from equities. The running yield estimates expected cash income into the fund from coupons of current bond holdings and, where applicable, dividends from current equity holdings. The redemption yield estimates the annualised total return: in addition to expected cash income, it includes the amortised annual value of unrealised capital gains/losses of current bond holdings, calculated with reference to their current market price and expected redemption value. The distribution yield estimates the cash distribution to the shareholders: in addition to expected cash income, it includes the amortised annual value of unrealised capital gains/losses of current bond holdings, calculated with reference to their historic purchase price and expected redemption value (known as ‘effective yield from purchase price’ method). For this fund the distribution yield is the same as the underlying yield. Where, in the Manager’s judgement, there is significant uncertainty that a bond holding will be redeemed at par, the amortised capital component for that holding is retained in the fund’s capital and not distributed. This has the effect of reducing the estimated redemption, distribution and underlying yields and the actual distribution rate.

Where Invesco Perpetual has expressed views and opinions, these may change. Where securities are mentioned they do not necessarily represent a specific portfolio holding and do not constitute a recommendation to purchase, hold or sell.

For the most up to date information on our funds, please refer to the relevant fund and share class-specific Key Investor Information Documents, the Supplementary Information Document, the Annual or Interim Short Reports and the Prospectus, which are available using the contact details shown.