GLG Global Investment Grade Opportunities

An Investment Grade corporate bond portfolio aiming to provide income and capital growth over the medium to long term. The fund employs an established bottom-up driven investment approach.
  • The strategy aims to outperform the ICE BofA Global Large Cap Corporate Index1, investing predominantly in Investment Grade corporate bonds.
  • The strategy is led by Jonathan Golan, a multi-award-winning fund manager with a wealth of experience running credit strategies.
  • A flexible approach, investing across geographies and different sectors, allowing the strategy to benefit from the team’s best ideas, whilst ensuring diversification.
  • Rigorous bottom-up driven approach with a robust underwriting criteria, focusing on individual bonds where the yield greatly overstates the default risk.

1. ICE BofA Global Large Cap Corporate Index (USD Hedged) is an appropriate benchmark for this strategy.
2. Awards and/or ratings are for information purposes only and should not be construed as an endorsement of any Man Group company nor or of their products or services.

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Why Global Investment Grade Bond?


The investment approach has three pillars:

  • Margin of Safety: The team works relentlessly to identify undervalued individual securities from a bottom-up perspective. That is, only buying bonds where the yield greatly overstates the default risk. The team assesses the default risk by undertaking rigorous credit research, combing through the financials line by line, focusing on cash generation, rather than adjusted earnings.
  • Alpha not Beta: Each company in the portfolio has an individual credit improvement story, which is typically uncorrelated to the macro or the rates cycle. These bonds tend to be less correlated to one another and the broader market. The result is that we aim to outperform1 in both rising and falling markets, due to multiple uncorrelated drivers of risk and return.
  • Small is Beautiful: Whilst the investment grade market is hugely diversified, it is also concentrated (7% of the number of issuers account for more than 50% of the index1). Large issuers that dominate the benchmark tend to have worse risk/reward, because they typically have higher leverage and a lower yield. Therefore, we focus our time analysing small and medium sized issuers which are less well researched and can often offer attractive expected returns relative to credit risk. Small and medium sized Investment Grade issuers are large companies in the absolute sense.
Approach Long-only
Asset Class Fixed Income
Geographic Focus Global

1. ICE BofA Global Large Cap Corporate Index (USD Hedged) is an appropriate benchmark for this strategy.

Investment Solutions

Man offers a comprehensive suite of investment solutions and formats that can be tailored and optimised to meet specific client needs. Our investment solutions offer optionality including: liquidity, control, investment restrictions, investor customisations and transparency.

Alternative investment funds
Regional funds
Separate accounts
Advisory mandates
Managed accounts

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One should carefully consider the risks associated with investing, whether the strategy suits your investment requirements and whether you have sufficient resources to bear any losses which may result from an investment:

Investment Objective Risk - There is no guarantee that the Strategy will achieve its investment objective.

Market Risk - The Strategy is subject to normal market fluctuations and the risks associated with investing in international securities markets and therefore the value of your investment and the income from it may rise as well as fall and you may not get back the amount originally invested.

Counterparty Risk - The Strategy will be exposed to credit risk on counterparties with which it trades in relation to on-exchange traded instruments such as futures and options and where applicable, ‘over-the- counter’("OTC","non-exchange") transactions. OTC instruments may also be less liquid and are not afforded the same protections that may apply to participants trading instruments on an organised exchange.

Currency Risk - The value of investments designated in another currency may rise and fall due to exchange rate fluctuations. Adverse movements in currency exchange rates may result in a decrease in return and a loss of capital. It may not be possible or practicable to successfully hedge against the currency risk exposure in all circumstances.

Liquidity Risk - The Strategy may make investments or hold trading positions in markets that are volatile and which may become illiquid. Timely and cost efficient sale of trading positions can be impaired by decreased trading volume and/or increased price volatility..

Financial Derivatives - The Strategy will invest financial derivative instruments ("FDI") (instruments whose prices are dependent on one or more underlying asset) to achieve its investment objective. The use of FDI involves additional risks such as high sensitivity to price movements of the asset on which it is based. The extensive use of FDI may significantly multiply the gains or losses.

Leverage - The Strategy's use of FDI may result in increased leverage which may lead to significant losses.

Emerging Markets - The Strategy may invest a significant proportion of its assets in securities with exposure to emerging markets which involve additional risks relating to matters such as the illiquidity of securities and the potentially volatile nature of markets not typically associated with investing in other more established economies or markets.

Total Return - Whilst the Strategy aims to provide capital growth, a positive return is not guaranteed over any time period and capital is in fact at risk.