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OEIC
Global High Yield Opportunities Bond Fund
To maximise the value of its shares through both growth in the value of, and income from, its investments over a full market cycle (a minimum of 5 years).
ISIN GB00BLBJG595
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FACTSHEET
KIID
30-Nov-2022 - Michael Della Vedova, Portfolio Manager,
We believe fundamental conditions in the high yield market and its underlying credit quality remain solid. Historically when yields have reached current levels, we have seen strong forward returns in the asset class, which bodes well for its 2023 performance. We do, however, expect the default rate to normalise in 2023 given the challenging macro environment.

Overview
30-Jun-2022 - Michael Della Vedova, Portfolio Manager,

We sought to take advantage of dollar discounts in BB rated bonds. Additionally, to modestly reduce the portfolio's overall risk profile, we allowed a natural reduction in CCC rated bonds due to a combination of upgrades, not participating in refinanced transactions, and targeted sales. We also made minor shifts at the industry level while focusing on keeping the portfolio fully invested.

Industry Positioning Adjusted

We reduced exposure to select names within the financials segment. Specifically, we pared the portfolio's exposure to mortgage originators with weaker servicing businesses, which tend to act as ballasts during periods of low mortgage origination volume, which typically occurs in a rising rate environment. Our focus within financials continues to be concentrated in the insurance brokerage subsector, where we see the property and casualty industry continuing to operate in a very strong pricing environment.

We aimed to concentrate our cruise line holdings in more defensive names given an increased risk of a consumer-led recession. This resulted in the reduction of our holdings in Carnival Corporation. While we continue to believe cruises will rebound this year, and Carnival's forward guidance is promising, it screens as the most at-risk in a consumer-led recessionary scenario for the following reasons: (1) the company doesn't hedge fuel costs, (2) it targets a lower-end consumer, (3) it enjoys less brand loyalty than competitors, and (4) the company's larger fleet will make it relatively more difficult to maximize/engineer profitability and margins during a downturn.

We found several attractive opportunities within the technology sector where many BB rated names such as Match Group and Entegris were trading at steep dollar discounts, and we were able to pick up meaningful positions in the low 90s.

The portfolio's allocation to the cable operators segment marginally declined due to the migration of Netflix's large capital structure to investment-grade status.

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