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EdR Fund Europe Convertibles Convertible bonds

Convertible bonds
Change in NAV (22/03/2017)
103.83 EUR
Laurent  LE GRIN–LU1351139057–
Laurent LE GRIN
Kris DEBLANDER–LU1351139057–
Kris DEBLANDER
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Risk and reward profile (1)
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Recommended holding period
> 2 years
103.83 EUR
Change in NAV (22/03/2017)
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Risk and reward profile
> 2 years
Recommended holding period
Change in NAV (22/03/2017)
103.83 EUR
Risk and reward profile
1234567
Recommended holding period
> 2 years
Laurent LE GRIN  
Kris DEBLANDER  
The identity of the managers presented in this document may change during the life of the product.
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Investment objective

The objective is to grow the value of its assets in the medium term (3 to 5 years). The assets of the Sub-Fund are predominantly, but not exclusively, invested in convertible or exchangeable bonds with underlying assets in the eurozone. The Sub-Fund seeks to optimise the risk/return ratio over the specified period by diversifying its sources of return – underlying assets, sector, coupon, issuer, interest rate and currency – based on a systematic analysis of the various exposures.

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Commentary 28/02/2017

European equities continued to rise in February as outlook for corporate earnings expected for the end of 2017 are much better. We can count on 12% expected earnings per share growth in the euro zone and UK. Inflation expectations remain steady but ECB should maintain its easing monetary policy stance during the number of political elections that Europe is now facing from March to September. Economic growth should continue to strengthen as confidence and PMI data are more and more brighter. We have reduced or sold some exposure to Cap Gemini, Accor, STMicroelectronics and Sanofi. British Airways shares recovered from the lows and are trading above price levels before Brexit. We took some profits to cut a bit the equity sensitivity of the holding. We remain confident about valuation. We have sold our position in Inmarsat despite rumors of takeover and Softbank's Inmarsat potential acquisition as its credit worthiness is still weak with higher competitions. We tendered our Beni Stabili convertible bonds maturing in 2019 as company aimed to buy back them. The merger deal between Intesa and Generali failed and we took advantage of a weakness in Generali shares to re-strike our call options. We participated in the new Severstal 2022 deal. Russian steel company shows a nice profitability. We have participated for a small size in a new Severstal convertible due to its attractive technical profile waiting for a an announcement on import duties form EU on HRC from Russia to increase the position. We increased our holdings in Ageas and Brenntag. We initiated a position in inditex to increase the consumer discretionary exposure. Primary issues are still dynamic et we expect an acceleration in the coming months as interest rates will continue to rise.

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Performance

Performance P-EUR Cumulative performance Annualised performance
Since inception 3.83 %
Performance P-EUR Since 01/01/2017 1 Year 3 Year 5 year Since inception
Cumulative performance 3.83 %
Annualised performance


Fund information

Inception Date (Fund)
13/12/1993
Inception Date (Part)
17/10/2016
Legal form
SICAV
Benchmark
Exane Euro Convertibles Index
Currency (fund)
EUR
Currency (share class)
EUR
Distribution Policy
Accumulation
Valuation frequency
Daily
Minimum initial investment
20000000.00 USD EQ EUR
ISIN Code
LU1351139057
AuM (fund)
711 M (EUR)
Regulatory authority
CSSF
Management company
Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management (Luxembourg)
Delegated Management Company
Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management (France)
Incorporation
Luxembourg
Maximum management fee
0,500 %
Current management fee
0.500 %
Subscription and redemption conditions
Daily before 12.30 am C.E.T. on day's net asset value

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(1) The rating grades the funds on a scale from 1 to 7. This rating system is based on the average fluctuations of the net asset value over the past five years. It corresponds to the variation range of the portfolio upwards and downwards. If the net asset value is less than 5 years old, the rating is determined by other regulatory calculation methods. Historical data such as those used to calculate the rating may not be a reliable indication of the future risk profile. The current category is neither a guarantee nor an objective. Category 1 does not signify a risk-free investment.

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