Lupus alpha Sustainable Convertible Bonds C

Lupus alpha Sustainable Convertible Bonds C

Lupus alpha Sustainable Convertible Bonds C

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WKN : A2DTNQ | ISIN: DE000A2DTNQ7

Lupus alpha Sustainable Convertible Bonds C

Lupus alpha Sustainable Convertible Bonds offers investors access to an actively managed diversified portfolio of global convertible bonds which are selected according to principles of sustainable investing (ESG). The Fund uses a variety of alpha sources: in addition to equity and credit risk premiums, the fund exploits opportunities resulting from new issues, structural features of the bonds as well as niche market inefficiencies.

Highlights

  • Selection of convertible bonds according to principles of sustainable investing (ESG)

  • Equity-like returns with lower fluctuations in value

  • Similarity to bonds ('bond floor') helps to mitigate losses in the event of declining equity markets

  • Access to issuers from the universe of small and mid-cap companies that often do not issue straight corporate bonds

  • The average expected volatility is approximately half of that experienced in the wider equity market

  • Shorter duration and interest rate sensitivity than corporate bonds
Team expertise

Our Convertible Bonds team can draw on many years of successful management of global convertible bonds:

FOCUSED TEAM

... with almost 30 years of combined experience in the management of convertible bond funds

EXCELLENT MARKET ACCESS

... to specialized brokers and to companies issuing convertible bonds

PROPRIETARY VALUATION MODEL

... for the assessment of opportunities and risks

Methodically sound, experienced risk management

... and so far not a single credit default on a bond since the team started managing convertible bonds

Investment concept

Global convertible bonds as a building block of asset allocation

The team primarily invests in global convertible bonds with a balanced equity sensitivity (delta of 30%-70%). The fundamental analysis and thorough security selection are at the core of the investment process.

In addition to the assessment of equity and credit risk of each convertible bond, extensive structural analysis is very important. The aim is to select the convertible bonds with the best risk-return profile depending on the economic situation. Currency risks are systematically hedged. The first step involves filtering the investment universe consisting of approximately 1,000 bonds. Investible securities are determined using a series of quantitative filters, particularly liquidity and credit quality. The resulting universe consists of around 250 to 300 bonds.

This is followed by a comprehensive bottom-up analysis of each convertible bond, which is the primary focus of the investment process. In addition to the analysis of the equity component, the credit quality and structural features are evaluated and market technicals are assessed. The portfolio is then constructed, with position sizes determined based on their effects on the overall portfolio.   

All positions are subject to ongoing disciplined risk monitoring with regard to valuation, credit quality, equity sensitivity (delta) and other key risk figures. 

Investment objective

The objective of Lupus alpha Global Convertible Bonds is to outperform the benchmark index (Thomson Reuters Global Focus Hedged) over the long term.

Our Portfolio managers

Experienced fund managers

Our Convertible Bonds team looks back on many years of successful global convertible bond management. Before Marc-Alexander Knieß and Stefan Schauer joined Lupus alpha, they have been working together successfully for several years. Manuel Zell joined the Lupus alpha Global Convertible Bonds team in June 2017.

Marc-Alexander Knieß
Portfolio Management Global Convertible Bonds
Stefan Schauer
Portfolio Management Global Convertible Bonds
Manuel Zell
CESGA, Portfolio Management Global Convertible Bonds
Fund data
Performance since 01.07.2014: +1.75 %
As of: 31.07.2014

Performance (gross in EUR)¹:

fromtoLupus alpha Sustainable Convertible Bonds C
1 month 31.08.202130.09.2021-2.42 %
90 days 02.07.202130.09.2021-1.97 %
1 year 30.09.202030.09.20217.81 %
3 years 28.09.201830.09.202123.45 %
5 years n.a.n.a.n.a.
this year 30.12.202030.09.2021-0.60 %
since inception 01.03.201830.09.202122.36 %
since inception p.a. 01.03.201830.09.20215.79 %

12-month-timeframe (gross)Lupus alpha Sustainable Convertible Bonds C
30.09.2020 - 30.09.20217.81 %
30.09.2019 - 30.09.202013.55 %
30.09.2018 - 30.09.20190.85 %

Key Statistics³:

as ofLupus alpha Sustainable Convertible Bonds C
Average rating (including internal ratings) 30.09.2021BBB
Volatility p.a. 30.09.20217.50 %
Delta (Equity sensitvity) 30.09.202146.20 %
Current yield (in %) 30.09.20210.30 %
Interest rate sensitivity (in %) 30.09.20212.10 %
Bond duration (in years) 30.09.20213.90

Top ten holdings (delta adjusted) as of 30/09/2021

% Fund
Splunk Inc 1,1% 20251.7%
STMicroelectronics NV 0% 20251.4%
Akamai Techn. Inc 0,4% 20271.4%
DexCom Inc 0,3% 20251.4%
Tencent Holdings Ltd 0% 20221.3%
Etsy Inc 0,1% 20271.2%
Square Inc 0% 20261.2%
Nice Ltd 0% 20251.1%
Amadeus IT Group S.A. 1,5% 20251.1%
Bentley Systems Inc 0,4% 20271.0%
Total weight of top ten 12.7%
Total stocks 69

Regional Allocation (delta adjusted) as of 30/09/2021

Regional Allocation as of 30/09/2021

Sector allocation (delta adjusted) as of 30/09/2021

Sector allocation as of 30/09/2021

Chances

  • Investors can benefit from the upside potential of convertibel bonds and their varous income sources.
  • The asymmetrical risk-return profile allows investors to participate in stock markets while being protected by the bond characteristics of convertibles.
  • Active management enables to exploit opportunities and ensure stringent risk management.

 

Risks

  • Counterparty default risk: If counterparties and issuers do not fulfill or only partially fulfill their contractual payment obligations, this can result in losses for the fund. Even when securities are carfully selected, losses caused by the financial collapse of issuers cannot be rules out.
  • Concentration risk: If investment is concentrated on particular asset or markets, the fund becomes particularly heavily dependent on the performance ot these assets or markets.
  • Risks connetcted with derivates transactions: Changes in the price of the underlying asset can devalue a derivate. If derivates are used as part of the invetsment strategy, the Derivates might have leverage effects that impact the fund more strongly than the underlying asset. Wehn selling derivates, there is the risk that the fund will suffer an indefinite loss amount. 
  • Operational risk: The fund can become the victim of fraud, criminal acts or errors by company employees or external thrid parties. Finally, management of the fund can be negatively impcated by external events such as fires, natural disasters or similar.
  • Liquidity risk: If securities are trades in a relatively narrow market segment, it can be difficult to resell them in situations where there is insufficient liquidity.
  • Interest-rate risk: Changes in market interest rates can affect the price of fixed-income securities. These fluctuations vary, however, depending on the term of the fixed-income securities.
  • Market risk: The performance of financial products depends on the development of the capital markets. 

Current fund data as of 10/14/2021

Lupus alpha Sustainable Convertible Bonds C
WKN : A2DTNQ | ISIN: DE000A2DTNQ7
Currency
EUR
Issue price
124,60
Redemption price
119,81
Fund volume
215,06 Mio.
Launch date
01. March 2018
Minimum investment amount
50.000
Distribution frequency
distribution/semi-annual
Portfolio managers
Marc-Alexander Knieß , Stefan Schauer , Manuel Zell
Administration fee
0,75 %
Subscription fee
up to 4 %
Fund price publication
www.fundinfo.com

Current fund data as of 10/14/2021

Lupus alpha Sustainable Convertible Bonds R
WKN : A2DTNW | ISIN: DE000A2DTNW5
Currency
EUR
Issue price
103,76
Redemption price
103,76
Fund volume
215,06 Mio.
Launch date
10. December 2020
Minimum investment amount
none
Distribution frequency
distribution
Portfolio managers
Marc-Alexander Knieß , Stefan Schauer , Manuel Zell
Administration fee
1,35 %
Subscription fee
4,00 %
Fund price publication
www.fundinfo.com

The FNG seal is the quality standard for sustainable investment funds in German-speaking countries. It was launched in 2015 after a three-year development process involving key stakeholders. The associated sustainability certification must be renewed annually.

The FNG seal goes far beyond the pure portfolio view and is holistic and meaningful. With more than 80 questions, the sustainability investment style, the associated investment process, the associated ESG research capacities and a possible accompanying engagement process are analysed and evaluated. In addition, elements such as reporting, the fund company as such, measurable sustainability indicators, an external sustainability advisory board and good corporate governance issues play an important role.

Detailed information on the FNG seal can be found at https://www.fng-siegel.org. Information on the sustainable investment policy and its implementation of the Lupus alpha Sustainable Convertible Bonds can be found at: https://www.lupusalpha.de/institutionelle-investoren/produkte/fonds/lupus-alpha-sustainable-convertible-bonds/.

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These products undergo a comprehensive assessment before they can be certified. The assessment covers the environmental impact of the product or service and reviews the production process, waste management, quality levels and usability.  

For more details on the Austrian Ecolabel, visit www.umweltzeichen.at. For information about the sustainable investment policy and implementation of Lupus alpha Sustainable Convertible Bonds, visit: https://www.lupusalpha.de/institutionelle-investoren/produkte/fonds/lupus-alpha-sustainable-convertible-bonds/

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Detailed information about the European SRI Transparency Guidelines can be found on www.eurosif.org, and information of the SRI policies and practices of the Lupus alpha Sustainable Convertible Bonds can be found at https://www.lupusalpha.com/institutional-investors/products/fonds/lupus-alpha-sustainable-convertible-bonds/.

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  1. Source: Lupus alpha; gross performance (BVI method): The gross performance considers all costs incurred at Fund level (e. g. management fee) and assumes reinvestment of any distributions. Costs incurred at customer level such as sales charge and securities account costs are not included. Unless otherwise specified, all indicated performance data show the gross performance. Please note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator the future performance.
  2. Source: Lupus alpha; the net performance assumes a model calculation based on an invested amount of EUR 1,000, the maximum sales charge and a redemption charge (see master data). It does not include individual costs of the investor, such as a securities account fee. (To this effect, please refer to the price list of your securities account provider.) Please note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator for future performance.
  3. Volatility is the range of variation of a security price or index around its mean value over a fixed period of time. A security is regarded as volatile if its price fluctuates heavily. The tracking error describes the standard deviation (volatility) between the Fund's performance and the performance of the benchmark index. The higher the tracking error, the more the performance of the Fund deviates from the performance of the benchmark index. The investment ratio means the part of the Fund that is not invested in cash. Delta: measures the sensitivity of the convertible bond price on changes to the underlying equity price. A delta of 0,4 means that the price of the convertible rises 4% if the underlying equity price rises 10%. Current yield is a bond's annual return based on its annual coupon payments and current price (as opposed to its original price or face). The formula for current yield is a bond's annual coupons divided by its current price. Interest rate sensitivity is a measure of how much the price of a fixed-income asset will fluctuate as a result of changes in the interest rate environment.
  4. The sales charge is the difference between the sales price and the unit value. The sales charge varies depending on the type of the Fund and the distribution channel and usually covers the advisory and distribution costs. The Distributor will demand the sales charge at its own discretion.
  5. The management fee is the fee for managing the Fund and taken from the Fund's assets; it is paid to Lupus alpha for the management and administration of the Fund.
  6. Distributing Funds do not reinvest the generated income, they pay out the income to the investor.
Awards
FNG-Siegel 2021
The Austrian Ecolabel
The European SRI Transparency
Scope Fonds Rating A October 2021
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