Putnam Fixed Income Global Alpha Fund (Class E)

Putnam's Fixed Income Global Alpha strategy is built on the premise that one of the most effective deliveries of fixed-income alpha results from efficiently mixing as many independent investment strategies as possible.

Highlights

Objective

The Fund’s objective is to achieve an annual total return that exceeds one-month LIBOR (reported in the relevant currency of the unit Class, as applicable) by 3.0% or more, as measured over rolling three-year periods.

Strategy and process

  • Diversified exposure: Pursues the full opportunity set of available global fixed-income instruments to diversify portfolio exposure and seek to maintain advantageous strategies regardless of market conditions.
  • Active sector allocation: Benefits from broad exposure to all sectors and subsectors including sovereign (developed and emerging), credit (investment grade, high yield, convertible bonds), and securitised (MBS, ABS, CMBS, CMO).
  • Active security selection: Emphasises security selection with subsector allocation and macro strategies (currency, country, and global term structure) also serving as important secondary alpha generators.
  • Derivatives: Uses derivatives to fine-tune portfolio strategies, to hedge risk factors and to provide an alternative to cash investments.

Fund price

Yesterday’s close 52-week high 52-week low
Net asset value €10.34
-0.10% | €-0.01
€10.35
15/10/2019
€9.88
03/01/2019
Historical fund price

Fund facts as of 30/09/2019

Total net assets
$240.59M
Dividend frequency
Annually
Number of holdings
1041
Fiscal year-end
June
CUSIP / Fund code
-- / DQ9
Inception date
17/07/2015
Category
Fixed Income
Open to new investors

Net income attributable to Unitholders of Class S Units will be distributed annually. The Fund does not currently intend to distribute net income to Unitholders of the other Classes of Units of the Fund.

Management team

Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income
Portfolio Manager
Co-Head of Fixed Income
Co-Head of Fixed Income


Literature

Fund documents

Prospectus (PDF)
UK Country Supplement (PDF)
Fact Sheet (PDF)

Performance

  • Total return (%) as of 30/09/2019

  • Annual performance as of 30/09/2019

Annualized Total return (%) as of 30/09/2019

Annualized performance 1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. Life (inception: 17/07/2015 )
Before sales charge 0.78% 1.80% -- 0.80%
ICE BofAML Euro 1-month LIBOR Index -0.38%-0.38%-0.28%--
ICE BofAML Sterling 1-month LIBOR Index 0.74%0.50%0.50%--

Data is historical. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. More recent returns may be more or less than those shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and you may have a gain or a loss when you sell your units. Performance assumes reinvestment of distributions at net asset value (NAV) and reflects fund operating expenses such as management fees but does not account for any taxes or sales charges. The payment of any sales charges will reduce performance. Performance for each class of Units is denominated in the currency of the respective class. 

Performance snapshot

  Before sales charge
1 mt. as of 30/09/2019 0.29%
YTD -

The up-market capture ratio is used to evaluate how well an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when that index has risen. The ratio is calculated by dividing the manager’s returns by the returns of the index during the up-market, and multiplying that factor by 100. The down-market capture ratio is used to evaluate how well an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when that index has dropped. The ratio is calculated by dividing the manager’s returns by the returns of the index during the down-market and multiplying that factor by 100.


Holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 30/09/2019

Fnma Fn30 Tba Umbs 03.0000 10/01/2049 14.77%
Fnma Fn30 Tba Umbs 03.5000 10/01/2049 7.67%
Fnma Fn30 Tba Umbs 04.0000 10/01/2049 3.02%
Fnma Fn30 Tba Umbs 06.0000 10/01/2049 1.84%
Fnma Fn30 Tba Umbs 05.5000 10/01/2049 1.35%
Gnma Gii30 Tba 04.5000 10/01/2049 1.30%
Cwalt 2006-Oa7 1a2 03.3861 06/25/2046 0.92%
Apple 02.0000 05/06/2020 0.90%
Gnma Gii30 Tba 04.0000 10/01/2049 0.86%
Exxon Mobil Corporation 02.2220 03/01/2021 0.85%
Top 10 holdings, percent of portfolio 33.48%

Unitholders may obtain more recent information about certain Funds' portfolio holdings from time to time by contacting the Manager. Portfolio holdings information will only be provided for legitimate purposes as determined by the Manager, and will be subject to a reasonable delay intended to protect the Funds.

Fixed income statistics as of 30/09/2019

Average effective maturity 3.40 yrs.
Average effective duration 0.62 yrs.
Average yield to maturity 3.63%
Average coupon 4.49%

Sector weightings as of 30/09/2019

  Cash investments Non-cash investments Total portfolio
  Weight Spread duration Weight Spread duration Weight Spread duration
Agency pass-through 0.49% 0.01 32.66% 1.34 33.15% 1.35
Investment-grade corporate bonds 23.09% 0.44 0.00% 0.00 23.09% 0.44
Commercial MBS 14.50% 0.42 7.41% 0.15 21.91% 0.57
High-yield corporate bonds 14.37% 0.35 -1.07% -0.05 13.30% 0.30
Agency CMO 12.41% 0.42 0.54% 0.02 12.95% 0.44
Residential MBS (non-agency) 8.29% 0.35 0.00% 0.00 8.29% 0.35
Emerging-market bonds 4.19% 0.19 0.00% 0.00 4.19% 0.19
International Treasury/agency 1.91% 0.13 0.00% -0.37 1.91% -0.24
Convertible securities 0.93% 0.00 0.00% 0.00 0.93% 0.00
Asset-backed securities (ABS) 0.52% 0.01 0.00% 0.00 0.52% 0.01
Equity investments 0.01% 0.00 0.00% 0.00 0.01% 0.00
Interest rate swaps 0.00% 0.00 0.00% -0.80 0.00% -0.80
U.S. Treasury/agency 0.00% 0.00 0.00% 0.01 0.00% 0.01
Net cash 19.29% 0.00 0.00% 0.00 19.29% 0.00

Spread duration is displayed in years and reflects the contribution by sector to the portfolio's total spread duration with the exception of the Treasury and Interest-rate swap sectors where effective duration is displayed. Spread duration estimates the price sensitivity of a specific sector or asset class to a 100 basis-point movement, 1%, (either widening or narrowing) in its yield spread relative to Treasuries. Effective duration provides a measure of a portfolio's interest-rate sensitivity. The longer a portfolio's duration, the more sensitive the portfolio is to shifts in the interest rates. Allocations may not total 100% of net assets because the table includes the notional value of derivatives (the economic value for purposes of calculating periodic payment obligations), in addition to the market value of securities.

Maturity detail as of 30/09/2019

0 - 1 yr. 3.59%
1 - 5 yrs. 60.10%
5 - 10 yrs. 34.84%
10 - 15 yrs. 1.14%
Over 15 yrs. 0.33%

Quality rating as of 30/09/2019

AAA 60.37%
AA 12.20%
A 11.62%
BBB 14.03%
BB 18.44%
B 2.64%
CCC and Below 3.02%
Not Rated -22.32%

Fund characteristics will vary over time.

Due to rounding, percentages may not equal 100%.

Risks: Allocation of assets among fixed-income strategies and sectors may hurt performance. The value of investments in the fund’s portfolio may fall or fail to rise over extended periods of time for a variety of reasons, including general economic, political or financial market conditions, investor sentiment and market perceptions, government actions, geopolitical events or changes, and factors related to a specific issuer, geography, industry or sector. These and other factors may lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the fund’s portfolio holdings. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate risk (the risk of bond prices falling if interest rates rise) and credit risk (the risk of an issuer defaulting on interest or principal payments). Interest-rate risk is generally greater for longer-term bonds, and credit risk is generally greater for below-investment-grade bonds. Unlike bonds, funds that invest in bonds have fees and expenses. Lower-rated bonds may offer higher yields in return for more risk. Funds that invest in government securities are not guaranteed. Mortgage-backed investments, unlike traditional debt investments, are subject to prepayment risk, which means that they may increase in value less when interest rates decline and decline in value more when interest rates rise. International investing involves currency, economic, and political risks. Emerging-market securities have illiquidity and volatility risks. The fund may not achieve its goal, and it is not intended to be a complete investment program. Risks associated with derivatives include increased investment exposure (which may be considered leverage) and, in the case of over-the-counter instruments, the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. The fund's efforts to produce lower-volatility returns may not be successful and may make it more difficult at times for the fund to achieve its targeted return. Under certain market conditions, the fund may accept greater-than-typical volatility to seek its targeted return. You can lose money by investing in the fund. The fund’s prospectus lists additional risks.

Credit qualities are shown as a percentage of the fund's net assets. A bond rated BBB or higher (A-3 or higher, for short-term debt) is considered investment grade. This chart reflects the highest security rating provided by one or more of Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch. To-be-announced (TBA) mortgage commitments, if any, are included based on their issuer ratings. Ratings may vary over time. Cash, derivative instruments, and net other assets are shown in the not-rated category. Payables and receivables for TBA mortgage commitments are included in the not-rated category and may result in negative weights. The fund itself has not been rated by an independent rating agency.

Country allocation as of 30/09/2019

United States 85.45%
Canada 2.43%
Australia 2.40%
Greece 1.91%
United Kingdom 1.14%
Brazil 0.92%
Indonesia 0.89%
Mexico 0.84%
Switzerland 0.82%
 
Other
3.20%
France 0.67%
Sweden 0.43%
Netherlands 0.41%
Uruguay 0.40%
Argentina 0.34%
Finland 0.34%
Ivory Coast 0.30%
Norway 0.26%
South Africa 0.14%
Bermuda 0.13%
Ireland 0.12%
Senegal 0.12%
Israel 0.11%
Russia 0.10%
New Zealand 0.06%
Venezuela 0.04%
South Korea 0.03%
Luxembourg 0.01%
India -0.01%
Taiwan -0.02%
Japan -0.07%
Czech Republic -0.09%
European Community -0.62%

Expenses

Expense ratio

Class E Class S
Total expense ratio 0.70% 0.70%

The ICE BofAML 1-month LIBOR Index tracks the performance of a synthetic asset paying Libor to a stated maturity. You cannot directly invest in an index.

Risks: Allocation of assets among fixed-income strategies and sectors may hurt performance. The value of investments in the fund’s portfolio may fall or fail to rise over extended periods of time for a variety of reasons, including general economic, political or financial market conditions, investor sentiment and market perceptions, government actions, geopolitical events or changes, and factors related to a specific issuer, geography, industry or sector. These and other factors may lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the fund’s portfolio holdings. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate risk (the risk of bond prices falling if interest rates rise) and credit risk (the risk of an issuer defaulting on interest or principal payments). Interest-rate risk is generally greater for longer-term bonds, and credit risk is generally greater for below-investment-grade bonds. Unlike bonds, funds that invest in bonds have fees and expenses. Lower-rated bonds may offer higher yields in return for more risk. Funds that invest in government securities are not guaranteed. Mortgage-backed investments, unlike traditional debt investments, are subject to prepayment risk, which means that they may increase in value less when interest rates decline and decline in value more when interest rates rise. International investing involves currency, economic, and political risks. Emerging-market securities have illiquidity and volatility risks. The fund may not achieve its goal, and it is not intended to be a complete investment program. Risks associated with derivatives include increased investment exposure (which may be considered leverage) and, in the case of over-the-counter instruments, the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. The fund's efforts to produce lower-volatility returns may not be successful and may make it more difficult at times for the fund to achieve its targeted return. Under certain market conditions, the fund may accept greater-than-typical volatility to seek its targeted return. You can lose money by investing in the fund. The fund’s prospectus lists additional risks.

Credit qualities are shown as a percentage of the fund's net assets. A bond rated BBB or higher (A-3 or higher, for short-term debt) is considered investment grade. This chart reflects the highest security rating provided by one or more of Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch. To-be-announced (TBA) mortgage commitments, if any, are included based on their issuer ratings. Ratings may vary over time. Cash, derivative instruments, and net other assets are shown in the not-rated category. Payables and receivables for TBA mortgage commitments are included in the not-rated category and may result in negative weights. The fund itself has not been rated by an independent rating agency.