Bob Jolly, head of global macro, Schroders

Schroders launches Global Unconstrained Bond fund

Schroders has launched the Schroder ISF Global Unconstrained Bond, which will take an unconstrained approach and aim to achieve a risk adjusted return of four to five per cent p.a. over the benchmark over an interest rate cycle.

The fund, which is set to launch in April and will be benchmarked against the Barclays Capital Global Aggregate Bond USD Hedged Index over a rolling three to five year period, will be managed by the global multi-sector team, supported by over 100 investment professionals worldwide.

The team, led by head of global macro, Bob Jolly (pictured), and fixed income fund manager, Gareth Isaac, will use a diversified top-down approach and seek to generate consistent returns through the exploitation of opportunities across a range of alpha sources.

Schroder ISF Global Unconstrained Bond will be managed using a similar approach to the existing portfolios run by the Schroders global multi-sector team (Schroder ISF Global Bond, Schroder ISF Strategic Bond and Schroder GAIA Global Macro Bond). This approach aims to exploit the skill and experience of Schroders’ global resource within diversified portfolios.

Philippe Lespinard, chief investment officer, fixed income, says: “Over the past 18 months we have heavily invested in our global multi-sector team, strengthening the leadership and adding further depth to our expertise in both the macro and credit spaces. This, in combination with our genuinely integrated investment process and existing strong performance track record in unconstrained investment strategies, provides a distinct and compelling opportunity to expand our product offering. The launch of Schroder ISF Global Unconstrained Bond completes our product range in this area, building on the successful approach utilised across Schroders’ existing global multi-sector portfolios.”

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