The Berenberg Floating Rate Notes fund invests in floating and near-money market fixed-income securities with an average duration of up to 0.5 years. The fund’s investment objective is to achieve stable and attractive returns. It invests in the defensive bond segments of government bonds, government-guaranteed bonds and investment grade covered bonds as well as unsecured bonds with a minimum rating of A-. The fund thus complies with the strict investment criteria for social insurance institutions set by the SGB IV.
- SGB IV-compliant euro bond fund with very short interest rate duration
- Individual securities are selected on the basis of a benchmark
- Average duration is between 0 and 0.5 years
- Investment segments include (quasi) government bonds and unsecured bonds
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|Issue price (25.05.2023)||91.95 EUR|
|Redemption price (25.05.2023)||91.04 EUR|
|Fund volume||77.99 Mio. EUR|
|Share class volume||12.85 Mio. EUR|
|Asset Manager||Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG|
|Management company||Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A.|
|Custodian||State Street Bank International GmbH, Luxembourg Branch|
|Use of income||Distributing|
|End of financial year||31.12.|
|Registration and Distribution||DE, LU|
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|Issue surcharge||Up to 1.00%|
|Management fee p.a.||0.18%|
|Custodian fee p.a.||0.03%|
|Total Expense Ratio (TER) p.a.||0.30%|
Chances and risks
|Return potential and current income through the collection of coupons||The fund is subject to general market risk|
|Possible additional income through security analysis and active management||The value of the fund's assets, and thus the value of each individual unit, may rise or fall compared with the issue price. As a result, investors may not fully recover their invested money at the time they sell their units.|
Further details on the opportunities and risks of this fund can be found in the sales prospectus.
Performance in 12-month periods
Source: Berenberg, Management company
The charts and tables regarding performance shown here are based on own calculations according to the method developed by the German Investment Funds Association (BVI). They illustrate past performance. Future performance can deviate both positively and negatively from these calculations. Gross performance (BVI method) takes into account all charges at fund level (e.g. management fee), net performance plus the issue surcharge. Additional charges can arise for individual investors (e.g. custody account fees, commissions and other fees). Model calculation (net): An investor wants to purchase fund units for EUR 1,000 EUR. Considering a max issue surcharge of 1.00% he has to payEUR 10.00 for the purchase. Also, fees may be charged for the administration of the safe custody account, which will lower the performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
Performance after issue surcharge
|Max. Drawdown 5 years||-2.60%|
Source: Berenberg, Management company | State: 25 May 2023
|Volatility - 1 year||0.19%|
|Volatility - 3 years||0.15%|
|Sharpe Ratio - 3 years||-0.51|
|Maximum Drawdown - since inception||-3.44%|
Monthly market comment
The bond market was again dominated by fears of recession and high inflation rates, although the latest figures strengthened hopes of a decline in inflation rates. At the same time, the takeover of First Republic Bank by JP Morgan showed that there are still risks in the US banking system. However, these are increasingly seen as manageable. Accordingly, the European bond markets hardly reacted to these developments and the yield on 2-year Bunds was almost at the level of the previous month at 2.69%. The risk premiums for 1-3 yr EUR IG Credits fell by 8 basis points in the course of the month. In the first week of May, the meetings of the Fed and the ECB will be important events that could provide additional momentum on the bond markets.
Felix Stern joined the Asset Management division of Berenberg in 2000 as a fixed income portfolio manager. Currently he is heading the fixed income selection team within the Asset Management and is responsible for institutional mandates. As a senior portfolio manager he is responsible for the selection of corporate and financial bonds as well as short-term bond market investments. He is also the lead manager for several of Berenbergs institutional mutual funds. Prior to joining Berenberg, he worked several years for the Market Research department of British American Tobacco, Germany. Felix is a CCrA - Certified Credit Analyst (DVFA) and also has a German Diploma in business economics from the Fernuniversität in Hagen.
Christian Bettinger, CFA, has been with the company since June 2009. As fund manager of the mutual funds Berenberg Euro Bonds and Berenberg Credit Opportunities, he is responsible for the selection of corporate bonds in the Multi Asset area. After apprenticeship as a banker and studying business administration at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, he first went through the trainee program at Berenberg. In February 2010, the business graduate was taken over early as a junior fund manager with a focus on derivatives and fixed income. Bettinger is a CFA-Charterholder, Certified Financial Engineer (CFE) and admitted Eurex trader.