DJE - Renten Global XP (EUR)

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Minimum investment: 3,000,000 EUR
As at:
145.85 EUR
145.85 EUR

Monthly Commentary

The international bond markets were under pressure in December. Yields on high-quality 10-year government bonds rose from -0.36% to -0.19% in Germany and from 1.81% to 1.92% in the USA. The main reason for this was the growing risk appetite of market participants in view of the agreement between the USA and China on a "phase one" trade agreement. This essentially means that the USA will waive various announced import duties and that China will import more agricultural goods from the USA. In Europe the election victory of the British Conservatives initially provided clarity that Britain will certainly leave the EU. However, after the election victory, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the trade agreement between the EU and the UK would have to be agreed as early as the end of 2020 which again raised fears of a hard Brexit among some market participants. The weakness of European bond prices in December spread to all eurozone countries, both core and peripheral. Germany (see above) and France recorded the strongest increases in yields on 10-year government bonds triggered by the price losses, with 17 basis points each - to -0.19% and 0.12% respectively. The yield on their Italian counterparts rose from 1.23% to 1.41%. The Greek bond market, where yields remained unchanged month-on-month, held up best in the euro zone. The corresponding yield in the USA moved up by 14 basis points to 1.92%. In contrast to government bonds - with the exception of Greece - the trend for corporate bonds in Europe was stable. Yields on good quality corporate bonds in Europe remained unchanged at 0.51%. But yields on high-yield European bonds narrowed by 21 basis points to 3.19% at the end of the month. On the other side of the Atlantic, high quality corporate bonds also showed a more positive trend, with yields falling by 3 basis points to 2.84%. High-yield US bonds declined by 40 basis points to 5.19%. In this market environment the DJE - Renten Global index rose 0.20%. But its benchmark index (65% BofA Merrill Lynch 3-5 Year AA, 30% JPM GBI Global Unhedged in EUR and 5% REX 1 Year Performance Index) fell -0.54%. The decline in risk premiums on high-yield corporate bonds (including subordinated bonds) had a positive impact on the fund's performance. On the other hand, the widening of spreads on long-term government bonds had a negative impact on the performance. In addition the fund's earnings continued to suffer from rising interest rates. During the month a high-yield European corporate bond was partially recalled. The fund's bond ratio remained almost stable at 93.67% (93.78% previous month). The average residual maturity was reduced to 1.57% (5.68% previous month) by increasing the hedging of US and Italian government bonds. At the end of the month US dollar-denominated bonds were fully hedged.

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