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UBAM - EM Responsible Local Bond UC USD

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Invest in the largest EM debt asset class using a risk-parity methodology that focuses on the social outcome.

UBAM - EM Sustainable Local Bond invests primarily in bonds issued by sovereign and supranational entities domiciled in, or linked to, emerging markets (EM) and denominated in local currencies. It is actively managed and seeks to capture the incremental yield and attractive return potential in EM local debt. Our total return approach ensures better diversification and risk control than traditional benchmarked strategies.

Sustainability-related product disclosures

Performance

UBAM - EM Responsible Local Bond UC USD
NAV - Net Asset Value
Date
Data source : UBP SA
Historical performance MTD YTD 1 year 3 years 5 years Since launch
Historical performance 6.10% 6.10% -3.78% -4.68%
12 months rolling 01.22 - 01.23        
12 months rolling -3.78%
Disclaimer

Performance under 1 year is shown cumulated. Performance over 1 year is shown annualised.

Past performance is not indicative of present and/or future results. Price and availability are subject to change without notice. The value of investments may go up or down and investors may not get back the amount invested. Changes in foreign exchange rates may also cause the value of investments to fluctuate.

Library

LEGAL DOCUMENT
Title Updated English German French Italian
Annual report 31.12.2021 PDF
KID PRIIPS 01.01.2023 PDF
Prospectus 15.09.2022 PDF
Semi-annual report 30.06.2022 PDF
Shareholders letter 27.12.2022 PDF PDF PDF PDF
Status - Articles of Association 04.02.2020 PDF PDF
MARKETING DOCUMENTATION
Title Updated English German French Italian
Monthly Report 31.12.2022 PDF
Product card 31.12.2021 PDF PDF PDF PDF
Quarterly comment 31.12.2022 PDF

Registration

ATAustria
BEBelgium
CHSwitzerland
DEGermany
DKDenmark
ESSpain
FIFinland
FRFrance
GBUnited Kingdom
IEIreland
ILIsrael
ISIceland
ITItaly
KRSouth Korea
LULuxembourg
NLNetherlands
NONorway
PTPortugal
SESweden
SGSingapore
TWTaiwan
ZASouth Africa
ATAustria
BEBelgium
CHSwitzerland
DEGermany
DKDenmark
ESSpain
FIFinland
FRFrance
GBUnited Kingdom
IEIreland
ILIsrael
ISIceland
ITItaly
KRSouth Korea
LULuxembourg
NLNetherlands
NONorway
PTPortugal
SESweden
SGSingapore
TWTaiwan
ZASouth Africa

Italy: I shares are only notified to the CONSOB.

Singapore: Sub-funds registered with the MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) can only be offered to “accredited investors”.


Fiscal information

Titre Statut
End of fiscal year 31 December
UK RFS Yes Reportable Income
German transparency Yes Investor Report
Austrian transparency Yes
Italian reporting Yes
Switzerland RNI Yes

Sustainability-related disclosure

 

Summary

This Sub-Fund aims to deliver performance by investing in bonds issued primarily by emerging market (EM) sovereign and supranational issuers denominated in local currencies, while offering a greater overall Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) quality than its investment universe.

The Sub-Fund promotes environmental (E) and social (S) characteristics but does not have as its objective sustainable investment. However, it will have a minimum proportion of 5% of sustainable investments.

The improved ESG quality is measured relative to the JP Morgan ESG GBI-EM Global Diversified Index using the MSCI ESG Research “ESG Quality Score”. The index is a standard reference representing the Sub-Fund’s universe but is not aligned with the environmental and social characteristics promoted by this Sub-Fund.

The Investment Manager also uses the following Principal Adverse Impact (PAI) indicator to measure the promotion of social characteristics:

·         Number of Investee Countries subject to Social Violations

This Sub-Fund invests part of its assets in sustainable investments, including but not limited to, green, social and sustainability bonds of issuers whose activities contribute to the environment or the society, such as but not limited to:

on the environmental side:

·         climate change mitigation and adaptation

·         the sustainable use and protection of water and marine resources

·         pollution prevention and control

·         the protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems.

on the social side:

·         human capital

·         education

·         health levels

To ensure sustainable investments that this Sub-Fund intends to make do no cause significant harm, the Investment Manager assesses whether the issuers of these bonds do no harm through an internally-designed methodology which covers principal adverse impact, controversies and overall ESG/governance quality.

This Sub-Fund investment strategy relies on ESG, credit and macroeconomic assessment in order to combine a financial risk-adjusted performance in line or above that of the EM sovereign local bond market over the investment horizon, with ESG characteristics better than its reference index.

The investment process includes ESG analysis which combines internal and external research conducted by a variety of ESG data providers including, but not limited to, MSCI ESG Research, RepRisk as well as recognized organizations like the World Bank or Transparency International. In particular, the Investment Manager has developed a proprietary ESG sovereign scoring model, which combines historical ESG data and forward-looking sentiment to rank countries in terms of their relative ESG quality.

Negative screening includes the exclusion of issuers with the worst ESG performance, leading to a reduction of the investment universe of at least 20%.

This Sub-Fund has a minimum 20% allocation to bonds denominated in EM or Frontier local currencies which are:

·         either sustainability-focused bonds such as, but not limited to, Social, Green, Sustainable or Blue bonds issued by supranational, EM sovereign or EM corporate issuers or

·         issued by supranational agencies, international organisations or development banks such as, but not limited to, the World Bank, the IFC or the EBRD which help finance sustainable development in emerging countries.

The Investment Manager takes into consideration and seeks to minimize the following potential principal adverse impacts of its investments: 1) Number of investee countries subject to social violation 2) Companies in breach of UN Global Compact principles and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (excluded) and 3) Companies exposed to Controversial Weapons (excluded).

ESG analysis, combining both internal and external ESG research, covers at least 90% of the Sub-Fund's invested portfolio.

This Sub-Fund will invest at least 70% of its assets in bonds from sovereign or, to a lesser extent, corporate and quasi-sovereign issuers that are aligned with its environmental or social characteristics, including at least 5% invested in a mix of environmentally and/or socially sustainable investments, depending on investment opportunities.

The binding criteria used to attain each of the environmental and/or social characteristics promoted by the Sub-Fund are integrated in control systems, to ensure pre- and post‑trade checks. Compliance is monitored by the Risk department on an ongoing basis.

The Investment Manager may use data reported directly by issuers, sourced from recognised organisations like the World Bank or from third-party data providers such as MSCI ESG Research or Sustainalytics. The service and data quality provided by third-party ESG data providers are reviewed regularly.

Depending on the metric considered, some data may be estimated by data providers. Although the Investment Manager applies a thorough selection process of third-party providers, their processes and proprietary ESG methodology may be flawed. As a result, there is a risk of incorrectly assessing an issuer, resulting in an inappropriate capture of ESG risks and potential incorrect inclusion or exclusion in the product. This is expected to have limited impact on the overall environmental and/or social characteristics promoted by the product.

The investment due diligence process ensures that the investment decisions comply with the objectives and the investment strategy of the Sub-Fund. The consideration of sustainability-related risks is integrated into the investment decision-making process to ensure better-informed investment decisions as well as awareness of the risk exposure. The first level of due diligence is conducted by the Investment Manager, while the second level is conducted by the Risk department.

Engagement with investee issuers may occur. It can be conducted collaboratively as well as, on an ad-hoc basis, directly by the Investment Manager, as part of its overall ESG assessment.

No reference benchmark has been designated for the purpose of attaining the environmental or social characteristics promoted by this Sub-Fund.

For more information, please see the fund’s Sustainability-related disclosures.

  • ISIN code
  • LU2351013789
  • Data as at
  • 25.01.2023
  • Latest NAV
  • 94.39 USD
  • Fund's AUM
  • 173.97M USD

Fund data

  • Fund name UBAM
  • Legal structure SICAV
  • Jurisdiction Luxembourg

Sub-fund data

  • Base currency USD
  • Asset class Fixed Income
  • Geographical bias Emerging Markets
  • Inception date 10.11.2021
  • SFDR classification 8

Share class data

  • Description UC USD
  • Launch date 10.11.2021
  • Dividend type Capitalisation
  • Minimun initial investment None
  • Subscription Daily
  • Redemption Daily
  • Management fee 0.65%
  • Performance fee No
  • Performance fee rate N/A
  • Last dividend N/A

Identifiers

  • Bloomberg UBSLBUU LX
  • Telekurs 112001359
  • Reuters N/A
  • WKN A3C7LF
  • SEDOL N/A
  • Morningstar N/A
  • Financial Express N/A

Manager(s)

    Lamine Bougueroua