• NEW_MALTA BOND FUNDS 2017-02

Malta Government Bond Fund

  • INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES

    The Malta Government Bond Fund aims to maximise the total level of return for investors through investment, primarily, in debt securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the Government of Malta.

    STRUCTURE

    The Sub-Fund forms part of the CCFunds Sicav plc and operates under the UCITS structure which has become the gold standard for EU investment funds for retail investors. UCITS funds are ideal for retail investors as they have been specifically designed to ensure diversification and liquidity through distinct parameters, permitted asset classes and investment restrictions as set out in EU law.

    MANAGEMENT

    The CC Malta Government Bond Fund is managed by a group of investment professionals at Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Management Limited who monitor developments on a daily basis.

Overview

→ Investor Profile
→ Currencies Available
→ Dividend Payment
→ Monitoring and Pricing
→ Entry and Exit Fees
→ Minimum Investment
→ Fund Rules at a Glance
→ Other Information

Commentary

March 2019 Commentary

Risky assets were better positioned in the first quarter of 2019 hence the reason why investors put their money to work. Both the U.S. and the Eurozone are now subject to a more dovish Fed and European Central Bank with the hope of a less felt slowdown in economy and both markets have recovered by 7.26% and 5.12%, respectively.

This accommodative stance by both the Fed and ECB, sent sovereign yields markedly lower as rate hikes have proved not to come about. The U-turn taken by the US Federal Reserve, following the rate hike in December, had a somewhat ripple effect on other central banks, which in turn triggered a reversal in market sentiment to the upside. In addition to that, albeit still being early days, there seem to be indications that the stimulus measures implemented in China are slowly beginning to positively impact the Chinese economy.

That said, we must not get carried away as the outlook for global growth still remains anchored at bearish territory, whilst the US–China deal should not be taken as a done deal as tensions between both parties could yet emerge. In addition to that, markets have been startled by the negative demand shock from China, which, when combined with market uneasiness and uncertainty, we have seen a number of global companies beginning to put their investment plans on hold.

Moreover, Brexit still remains the star of uncertainty having ended the month of March with the Parliament not agreeing with May’s divorce plan from the EU. To make matters worse, British lawmakers had to vote on various alternatives on the first day of April only to once again have no plan.

The recent trend of inflows into the Fund persisted, and during the quarter, the MGBF continued to grow in size, closing off the month in excess of €15.4mn. In line with flight to quality trade, the Investment Manager sought to deploy cash on account by purchasing long-dated government bonds, with a long-exposure to duration. This strategy paid off for the quarter, as Malta Government Stocks were better bid for the first three months of the year.

Fact sheet

  • NAV/Price: Latest Price available here

    Sub-Fund Name Malta Government Bond Fund
    Investment Manager Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Management Ltd
    Fund Type UCITS
    Custodian Sparkasse Bank Malta p.l.c.
    Fund Administrator CC Fund Services (Malta) Limited.
    Auditors Deloitte Malta
    Legal Advisors Ganado Advocates
    Launch Date 21st April 2017
    Domicile Malta
    Dealing Frequency Daily
    Initial Charge up to 2%
    Management Fee 0.5%
    Currency Euro (€)
    ISIN numbers EUR - MT7000017992
    Minimum Initial Investment EUR 2,500
    Minimum Additional Investment EUR 500
    Fund Size €15.43 M
    Number of Holdings 36

    Top By Country*

    Country %
    Malta 97.0
    Spain 0.5
    Portugal 0.5
    France 0.4
    Belgium 0.3
    Slovenia 0.3
    Ireland 0.2
    Hungary 0.1
    Turkey 0.1
    Poland 0.1

    *including exposures to CIS and Cash

    Maturity Buckets*

    Age %
    0 – 5 years 9.0
    5 – 10 years 20.7
    10 years+ 60.1

    *based on the Next Call Date

    Performance History

    Calendar Year Performance  YTD 1-month 3-month 6-month Since
    Inception*
    Share Class A- Total Return 2.85 1.25 2.85 4.37 2.61
    Rolling 12 month performance to last
    month end
    29/03/1829/03/19 n/an/a n/an/a n/an/a
    Share Class A- Total Return 2.47 n/a n/a n/a

    *The Accumulator Share Class (Class A) was launched on 21 April 2017

  • Regional Allocation*

    Allocation %
    Malta 97.5
    Europe (excl. Malta) 2.4
    Other 0.1

    *including exposures to CIS

    * Malta exposure includes Cash Holdings

    Top 10 Exposures %

    Exposure %
    4.50% MGS 2028 10.0
    4.10% MGS 2029 7.5
    2.30% MGS 2029 7.4
    5.25% MGS 2030 6.8
    1.40% MGS 2024 5.6
    4.45% MGS 2032 5.3
    5.20% MGS 2031 5.3
    5.10% MGS 2029 4.3
    4.65% MGS 2032 4.3
    2.50% MGS 2036 4.2

    By Issuer*

    Issuer %
    Government of Malta 88.2
    Kingdom of Spain 0.5
    Government of Portugal 0.5
    Lyxor EuroMTS 3-5y IG ETF 0.4
    Kingdom of Belgium 0.3
    Republic of Slovenia 0.3
    Republic of Ireland 0.2
    Government of Hungary 0.1
    Republic of Turkey 0.1
    Republic of Poland 0.1

    *including exposures to CIS

    Historical Performance to Date

    Currency Allocation

    Currency %
    EUR 99.7
    Others 0.3

    Asset Allocation

    Currency %
    Cash 9.3
    Bonds 90.3
    CIS/ETFs 0.4

Legal Information

This document has been issued by Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Management Limited (“CCIM”). CCFunds Sicav plc is licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority. CCIM is licensed to conduct Investment Services in Malta by the Malta Financial Services Authority. This document is prepared for information purposes only and should not be interpreted as investment advice. It does not constitute an offer or invitation by CCIM to any person to buy or sell any investment. Any investment should be based on the full details contained in the

Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document (KIID) and any Offering Supplement thereto available from www.cc.com.mt. No person should act upon any recommendation in this document without first obtaining professional investment advice. Security values may go up as well as down and past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance, nor a reliable guide to future performance. Currency fluctuations may affect the value of investments and any income derived. This document may not be reproduced either in whole, or in part, without the written permission of CCIM. CCIM does not accept liability for any actions, proceedings, costs, demands, expenses, loss or damage arising from the use of all or part of this document.

Approved and issued by Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Management Limited, Ewropa Business Centre, Triq Dun Karm, B’Kara, Malta, BKR 9034. Company registration number C53094. Additional information can be found at www.cc.com.mt