By ROBERT HARLEY 20/02/2012
Invesco Perpetual has launched the Global Financial Capital fund with co-heads of fixed income Paul Causer and Paul Read alongside CIO Nick Mustoe at the helm.
The fund will seek to deliver attractive total returns over the medium to long term by investing globally in capital securities and equities of banks and other financial institutions, as well as cash and cash equivalents.
At launch the fund will be predominantly a fixed income vehicle, as this is where the team sees the most value. The equity portion of the fund will be around 0-5% at launch, but has the potential to rise to 40% of the portfolio. There is no initial charge, the minimum investment on the fund is £500.
Causer and Reed’s Tactical Bond Fund is known in the market place for its larger allocation to subordinated financials. The Global Financial Capital fund takes this view a step further by offering a dedicated fund to express this view. Interestingly other asset managers have expressed an interest in doing something similar, but so far have failed to take the concept further. Apart from CCC rated debt this is probably the most volatile part of the fixed income market.
The fund is fairly opportunistic consequently it might have a short shelf life. Whilst we have not rated this fund it might appeal to some investors.
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