Julius Baer has stepped up its presence in the UK market by distributing its absolute return bond funds range to local investors.
Targeted at wealth managers and multi-managers, the range includes the €4.3bn Julius Baer Absolute Return Bond fund.
Marketed by the firm’s newly formed London distribution team, the Luxembourg-domiciled SIVAC range also includes the €500m Absolute Return Bond Fund Plus and $100m Absolute Return Emerging Bond fund.
The funds aim to deliver absolute returns over the medium term by investing in actively managed fixed income portfolios – in a variety of maturities, credits, sectors, countries, currencies and derivative instruments.
Absolute Return Bond and Absolute Return Bond Fund Plus co-lead manager Tim Haywood says the funds will appeal to UK investors in the current market environment.
“Investors are increasingly turning to absolute returns funds as an alternative to traditional fixed income strategies, which are struggling to outperform cash, and volatile equity markets,” he says.
“Sophistication and diversification are key to successful absolute return investing and the extensive experience and strong track record of our team enables us to uncover alpha sources which may have been overlooked by others.”IFAonline
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