Artemis launches two more bond funds
Following the successful launch in June of their new Short-Dated Global High Yield Bond fund, Artemis is to launch the Artemis Corporate Bond Fund as a UK OEIC (FCA approved) and UCITS vehicle later this quarter.
The manager will be Stephen Snowden (pictured), with support from Juan Valenzuela, David Ennett and Stephen Baines. The fund’s objective will be to generate a total return greater than the iBoxx £ Collateralised & Corporates Index (the fund’s benchmark), after fees, over rolling three-year periods. GBP income (quarterly) and GBP accumulation shares will be available, and on-going charges will be 0.40% (I-class shares).
Secondly, and also as a sub-fund of their Luxembourg Sicav, Artemis will next month launch a Global High Yield Bond fund. The managers will be David Ennett and Stephen Baines, with support from Juan Valenzuela and Stephen Snowden. The fund’s objective will be to increase the value of shareholders’ investments through a combination of income and capital growth. The fund’s benchmark will be the ICE BofA Merrill Lynch Global High Yield Constrained USD Hedged Index. Share classes available will be USD, GBP Hedged, EUR Hedged, CHF Hedged – accumulation and income (quarterly distributing). The fund’s management fee will be 0.50% (I-class and B-class). Ongoing charges will be 0.51% (I-class) and 0.55% (B-class).
Artemis’ Head of distribution, Jasper Berens, says: “These two new funds will continue to enhance our capability in fixed income. Stephen, David and Stephen are experienced and respected managers with a great team behind them. By broadening what we offer, we are confident that these new funds will help us to go on meeting investors’ needs.”