A focus on credit

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The Fed's end to its hiking campaign, alongside reports of slowing inflation and cooling labour markets in the US, paints a seemingly positive picture. Against this favourable backdrop, corporate credit has been able to carve out strong performances in the past months. This asymmetric asset class generally offers a better chance of earning a credit risk premium than losing the value of their investment.

Even so, in the face of geopolitical tensions and stalling growth, strategic selection and proactive management remain crucial to navigate potential market swings.

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Risks

We closely monitor portfolios to further contain the risks that could impact the value of your investment. Even so, investing in fixed income solutions comes with inherent risks. As there is no capital protection or guarantee, you can lose part or all of your capital. The risks that can have a high to moderate impact on the investments are listed below.

ESG challenges contain both risks and opportunities. Through thorough analysis, our experts weigh the benefits against the risks to make informed investment decisions.

Credit Risk


Risk that may result from the deterioration in creditworthiness of an issuer of debt securities.


Liquidity Risk


Risk that a position cannot be closed at the right time at a reasonable price.


Counterparty Risk


Risk of loss for a sub-fund resulting from the fact that the counterparty to a transaction entered into by the sub-fund may default on its contractual obligations.


Operations Risk


In the event of the bankruptcy or insolvency of a service provider, investors may experience delays or other disruptions.


Concentration Risk


Risk associated with a high concentration of investments in a given asset class or market.


Derivates Risk


Risk related to the use of derivatives in a portfolio. These have a higher volatility than the underlying instrument and may result in a decrease in value.


Management Risk


Under abnormal market conditions, standard management techniques may be ineffective or unfavorable.


Risks

We closely monitor portfolios to further contain the risks that could impact the value of your investment. Even so, investing in fixed income solutions comes with inherent risks. As there is no capital protection or guarantee, you can lose part or all of your capital. The risks that can have a high to moderate impact on the investments are listed below.

ESG challenges contain both risks and opportunities. Through thorough analysis, our experts weigh the benefits against the risks to make informed investment decisions.

Credit Risk


Risk that may result from the deterioration in creditworthiness of an issuer of debt securities.


Liquidity Risk


Risk that a position cannot be closed at the right time at a reasonable price.


Counterparty Risk


Risk of loss for a sub-fund resulting from the fact that the counterparty to a transaction entered into by the sub-fund may default on its contractual obligations.


Operations Risk


In the event of the bankruptcy or insolvency of a service provider, investors may experience delays or other disruptions.


Concentration Risk


Risk associated with a high concentration of investments in a given asset class or market.


Derivates Risk


Risk related to the use of derivatives in a portfolio. These have a higher volatility than the underlying instrument and may result in a decrease in value.


Management Risk


Under abnormal market conditions, standard management techniques may be ineffective or unfavorable.


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