FP Carmignac Unconstrained Global Bond
Higher overall modified duration compared to last week, which stands currently close to 8.3; The Fund’s average YTM went from 1.7% beginning of March to 3.3% now.
- Reinforced allocation to core rates, still diversified between the US, Germany, Japan, Australia and Singapore. This week, we took more duration risk by switching from our 3-year Australian bonds to 30-year maturity and we reinforced our sensitivity to German sovereign yields.
- Implemented a long position on German inflation-linked bond.
- Maintained our non-core government exposure since last week, with only a small exposure to Greece.
Reduced our cash & cash equivalents exposure but still at high levels.
Maintained indices CDS (European Xover markets) protections since last week. We still avoid expensive market beta and focus in few specific situations. We even started to reinforce our physical allocation to some idiosyncratic names where we are well paid for the fundamental cost of risk on both primary and secondary markets.
Limited currency risk in the Fund, as we still favor the euro and to a lesser extent, the yen. We also bought some EM Asian currencies such as in Singapore and Indonesia where we see attractive valuations.