Kathrein US Dollar Bond

Fund report as of 01/16/2019

The Kathrein US Dollar Bond invests in government bonds of the United States of America and in highly rated bonds of international debtors issued in USD. The investment should result in periodic earnings at a low risk for an USD investor. The objective to achieve a mid to long term capital growth is pursued by means of quantitative models. This includes special management of maturities, developed by Kathrein Privatbank, and assumes that interest rates on the capital market follow business cycles of the economy and trends.

Fund data

ISIN T: AT0000A0C8Z2
A: AT0000A0C8Y5
NAV T: 112.37
A: 90.17 USD
Capital gains -0.08 USD
Ordinary income 0.81 USD
Fund size 13,383,438.75 USD
Distribution 2.06 USD (from 11/15)
Fiscal year 09/01-08/31
Operating costs** 0.71

Performance (01/16/2014 - 01/16/2019)

Source: Custodian (Raiffeisen Bank International AG), Cyberfinancials Datenkommunikation GmbH


Month 1.10%
YTD -0.06%
1 years 0.63%
2 years (p.a.) 0.94%
3 years (p.a.) 0.80%
5 years (p.a.) 1.67%
10 years (p.a.) 1.63%
since inception (p.a.) 1.78%

Key figures

Sharpe ratio* 0.14
Max. drawdown -8.51%
Volatility 4.35%

Asset allocation

Source: Custodian (Raiffeisen Bank International AG)
0 to 3 years 70.84 %
10+ years 29.16 %
Performance is calculated in accordance with the OeKB method and expressed as a percentage, assuming reinvestment of dividends. Charges such as management fees or other costs charged against the assets of the fund are included, whereas front-end loads (up to 3.00% of the capital invested) have not been included. This will reduce performance proportionate to the specific amount of capital invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future developments of the fund. Tax treatment depends on the investor’s personal situation and may be subject to future changes. *Sharpe ratio: This key figure compares the historical excess return over money market with its historical volatility. It characterizes how well the return of an asset compensates for the risk taken.

Portfolio manager comments as of December 2018

As expected, the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25% to 2.5% in December. Nine interest rate hikes since 2015 are a major reason for the pessimism on the markets, which caused the US leading index S & P 500 to lose 9.18% in December. Investors sought safe haven bonds, with yields in the US and Europe falling. 10-year yields fell to 0.24% in Germany and to 2.7% in the USA. Crude oil continued its rapid decline in December, slipping 11.1% to $ 45.41. Also, the agreement between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G2 meeting in Buenos Aires on the suspension of further tariff increases could not dispel investor concerns. There is still no solution in the Brexit question. The domestic political turmoil in the UK does not break, and in some places you can already prepare for a hard Brexit. There is still confidence that an agreement can be made at the last minute.
** 'Current charges' includes the management fee and all fees charged during the previous year. Transaction costs and performance fees are not included in 'current charges'. 'Current charges' can vary from one year to the next. The annual report of the fund includes details about any fees charged (sub-item 'expenses').
This document is for advertising purposes only and does not constitute an offer or recommendation for the purchase or sale of financial instruments. The published prospectus as well as the key investor information document pertaining to this investment fund can be accessed in German at www.rcm.at or requested from Kathrein Privatbank Aktiengesellschaft. Despite thorough research and collection of data, Kathrein Privatbank Aktiengesellschaft does not assume liability for nor does it guarantee the accuracy of the data presented.