Arif Husain CIO, Head of International Fixed Income, Lead Portfolio Manager, discusses how Dynamic Global Bond Strategy may help investors in this challenging environment.
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Investors can no longer rely on the steady capital gains produced by global bonds during a four-decade-long bull market. Today, generating performance from global bonds requires a flexible approach and the ability to take opportunistic positions, including short exposure, across currency and credit markets.
The T. Rowe Price Dynamic Global Bond Strategy combines the key benefits of a traditional fixed income strategy with a flexible and dynamic approach. It aims to generate performance, regardless of the interest rate environment.
Consistent returns through fixed income market cycles
The fund aims to deliver positive returns (after the deduction of costs and charges), comprising of income and growth, over rolling 3-year periods.
Risks - The following risks are materially relevant to the fund: ABS and MBS risk, Contingent convertible bond risk, Credit risk, Currency risk, Default risk, Derivatives risk, Emerging markets risk, High yield bond risk, Interest rate risk, Issuer concentration risk, Liquidity risk, Prepayment and extension risk, Sector concentration risk, Total return swap risk, Country (China) risk, Country (Russia and Ukraine) risk
The risk indicator shown if the risk of this product is small or high through a scale from 1 to 7 and is based on the SRI scale. Please read the Key Information Document. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
ICE BofA US 3-Month Treasury Bill Index
Defensive, moderate income
Key Fund risks - The following risks are materially relevant to the fund (refer to prospectus for further details): ABS and MBS - Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) and Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) may be subject to greater liquidity, credit, default and interest rate risk compared to other bonds. They are often exposed to extension and prepayment risk. Contingent convertible bond - Contingent Convertible Bonds may be subject to additional risks linked to: capital structure inversion, trigger levels, coupon cancellations, call extensions, yield/valuation, conversions, write downs, industry concentration and liquidity, among others. Credit - Credit risk arises when an issuer's financial health deteriorates and/or it fails to fulfill its financial obligations to the fund. Currency - Currency exchange rate movements could reduce investment gains or increase investment losses. Default - Default risk may occur if the issuers of certain bonds become unable or unwilling to make payments on their bonds. Derivatives - derivatives may result in losses that are significantly greater than the cost of the derivative. Emerging markets - Emerging markets are less established than developed markets and therefore involve higher risks. High yield bond - High yield debt securities are generally subject to greater risk of issuer debt restructuring or default, higher liquidity risk and greater sensitivity to market conditions. Interest rate - Interest rate risk is the potential for losses in fixed-income investments as a result of unexpected changes in interest rates. Issuer concentration - Issuer concentration risk may result in performance being more strongly affected by any business, industry, economic, financial or market conditions affecting those issuers in which the fund's assets are concentrated. Liquidity - Liquidity risk may result in securities becoming hard to value or trade within a desired timeframe at a fair price. Prepayment and extension - Mortgage- and asset-backed securities could increase the fund's sensitivity to unexpected changes in interest rates. Sector concentration - Sector concentration risk may result in performance being more strongly affected by any business, industry, economic, financial or market conditions affecting a particular sector in which the fund's assets are concentrated. Total return swap - Total return swap contracts may expose the fund to additional risks, including market, counterparty and operational risks as well as risks linked to the use of collateral arrangements. Country (China) - Chinese investments may be subject to higher levels of risks such as liquidity, currency, regulatory and legal risks due to the structure of the local market. Country (Russia and Ukraine) - Russian and Ukrainian investments may be subject to higher risks associated with custody and counterparties, liquidity, market disruptions, as well as strong or sudden political risks.
General fund risks - to be read in conjunction with the fund specific risks above. Counterparty - Counterparty risk may materialise if an entity with which the fund does business becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the fund. ESG and sustainability - ESG and Sustainability risk may result in a material negative impact on the value of an investment and performance of the fund. Geographic concentration - Geographic concentration risk may result in performance being more strongly affected by any social, political, economic, environmental or market conditions affecting those countries or regions in which the Fund’s assets are concentrated. Hedging - Hedging measures involve costs and may work imperfectly, may not be feasible at times, or may fail completely. Investment fund - Investing in funds involves certain risks an investor would not face if investing in markets directly. Management - Management risk may result in potential conflicts of interest relating to the obligations of the investment manager. Market - Market risk may subject the fund to experience losses caused by unexpected changes in a wide variety of factors. Operational - Operational risk may cause losses as a result of incidents caused by people, systems, and/or processes.