Fixed Income Boutique Regional Bonds

Vontobel Fund - Eastern European Bond


Fund strategy

Investment objective

This bond fund aims to generate steady income and achieve above-average investment returns over a full economic cycle, while respecting risk diversification.

Key features

The fund invests across various maturities mainly in bonds either issued by public and private issuers of various qualities from Central and Eastern Europe, or denominated in Central and Eastern European currencies. The fund uses derivative financial instruments both for hedging purposes and to take outright market positions.


The agile investment specialist team has a long-standing experience and strong track record in global bond investing. They take high-conviction decisions based on in-depth macro-economic, relative-value and issuer analyses. The team continuously evaluates inefficiencies across global markets to identify the most remunerating opportunities within the investment universe across interest rates, credit spreads, and currencies. They can also draw upon the knowledge of their award-winning colleagues skilled in credit and emerging-market bond investing. While their focus is on risk/reward optimization, the team actively adapts the portfolio striving to participate in favorable markets and keep the fund's vulnerability low in unfavorable markets.

Performance YTD
3 stars
As at Aug 10 2020 As of Jun 30 2020

All data is as at Jun 30 2020 unless otherwise indicated.

Daily Performance

Periodic Performance

I EUR -0.8% -2.3% 0.8% 1.2% 38.0%
Index -0.6% -2.9% 0.5% 1.0% 47.8%

Rolling Performance

Jul 01 2015 - Jun 30 2016 Jul 01 2016 - Jun 30 2017 Jul 01 2017 - Jun 30 2018 Jul 01 2018 - Jun 30 2019 Jul 01 2019 - Jun 30 2020
I EUR 2.0% 1.5% -5.4% 7.1% 1.1%
Index 3.1% 0.7% -8.4% 7.1% 3.4%

Annual Performance

Risk Data

Volatility 6.8%
Sharpe ratio 0.1
Information ratio 0.1
Tracking error 3.3%
Jensens alpha 0.5%
Beta 0.7
Modified duration 4.3
Average maturity 5.4
Yield to maturity 2.4%
[3 years annualized]
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future performance. Performance data does not take into account any commissions and costs charged when shares of the fund are issued and redeemed, if applicable. The return of the fund may go down as well as up due to changes in rates of exchange between currencies. The value of the money invested in the fund can increase or decrease and there is no guarantee that all or part of your invested capital can be redeemed.

All data is as at Aug 10 2020 unless otherwise indicated.

Fund data
Portfolio Manager Daniel Karnaus
Fund Domicile Luxembourg
Fund Currency EUR
Share Class Currency EUR
End of fiscal year 31 August
Index JP Morgan GBI-EM Global Europe
Share Class Launch date Jul 13 2007
Distribution type Accum
Swinging single pricing Yes
Fund Registrations AT, CH, DE, ES, GB, IT, LI, LU, PT, SE, SG
Share Class Registrations AT, CH, DE, GB, IT, LI, LU, SG
Nav Information
Highest since launch 143.27
Lowest since launch 85.35
Fund volume in mln. EUR 58.89
Share class volume in mln. EUR 15.27
Fees And Expenses
Management fee 0.55%
TER 0.82% (Feb 28 2020)
ISIN LU0278087431
Valor 2870603
Bloomberg VONEEBJ LX
Depository RBC Investor Services Bank S.A.
Management Company Vontobel Asset Management S.A.
Swiss Paying Agent Bank Vontobel AG
Swiss Representative Vontobel Fonds Services AG

Available Share Classes

Share class Currency ISIN Distrib. Type Launch date Management fee TER TER Date
A EUR LU0080215030 Dist Retail Sep 05 1997 1.10% 1.41% Feb 28 2020
AM EUR LU0469618036 Dist Retail Mar 08 2010 1.50% 1.81% Feb 28 2020
AM USD LU0571068591 Dist Retail Feb 01 2011 1.50% 1.81% Feb 28 2020
AN EUR LU1683489329 Dist Retail Oct 13 2017 0.55% 0.86% Feb 28 2020
B EUR LU0080215204 Accum Retail Sep 05 1997 1.10% 1.41% Feb 28 2020
C EUR LU0137004601 Accum Retail Jul 16 2007 1.50% 1.81% Feb 28 2020
I EUR LU0278087431 Accum Institutional Jul 13 2007 0.55% 0.82% Feb 28 2020
N EUR LU1683483801 Accum Retail Oct 05 2017 0.55% 0.86% Feb 28 2020
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* TER includes performance fee where applicable

All data is as at Jun 30 2020 unless otherwise indicated.

Rating Structure

Currency Weighting

Document Date DE EN ES FR IT
Factsheets & Commentaries
Factsheet Jun 2020
Monthly Commentary Jun 2020
KIID Jun 2020
Legal Documents
Articles of Association Apr 2016
Notification to Investors Apr 2020
Sales Prospectus Dec 2019
Financial Reports
Annual Report Aug 2019
Dividend Payout Jan 2019
Semi-Annual Report Feb 2020
Dealing Information
Holiday Calendar 2020 Jan 2020
List of Active Retail Share Classes Dec 2018
Sanctioned Countries Sep 2016
Shareclass Naming Convention Nov 2019
  • Limited participation in the potential of single securities

  • Success of single security analysis and active management cannot be guaranteed

  • It cannot be guaranteed that the investor will recover the capital invested

  • Derivatives entail risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit fluctuations, illiquidity and volatility

  • Interest rates may vary, bonds suffer price declines on rising interest rates

  • Investment universe may involve investments in countries where the local capital markets may not yet qualify as recognised capital market

  • Investments in foreign currencies are subject to currency fluctuations

  • Particular risks associated with Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union, such as underdeveloped banking system, more volatile performance of investments, possible illiquid investments, less efficient government supervision

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