The fund aims to provide income and capital growth in excess of the Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond (TR) Index after fees have been deducted over a three to five year period by investing in bonds denominated in USD. The fund is actively managed and invests at least two-thirds of its assets in bonds, including asset-backed securities and mortgage-backed securities, denominated in US dollar, issued by governments, government agencies and companies worldwide
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The fund invests in the full credit spectrum of bonds. The fund may invest up to 40% of its assets in bonds that have a below investment grade credit rating (as measured by Standard & Poor's or any equivalent grade of other credit rating agencies for rated bonds and implied Schroders ratings for non-rated bonds); and up to 70% of its assets in asset-backed securities and mortgage-backed securities issued worldwide with an investment grade or sub-investment grade credit rating (as measured by Standard & Poor's or any equivalent grade of other credit rating agencies). Underlying assets may include credit card receivables, personal loans, auto loans, small business loans, leases, commercial mortgages and residential mortgages. The fund may also invest up to one-third of its assets directly or indirectly in other securities (including other asset classes), countries, regions, industries or currencies, investment funds, warrants and money market investments, and hold cash (subject to the restrictions provided in the prospectus). The fund may use leverage and take short positions. The fund may use derivatives with the aim of achieving investment gains, reducing risk or managing the fund more efficiently.