SICAV (UCITS compliant)

L&G Emerging Markets Bond Fund

Given current market events we have now populated Fund Centre with Fund exposures to assets with “country of risk*” as either Russia, Ukraine, or Belarus, or exposures to Russian Rouble currency. Please see the exposures below for further information.

*Sourced from Bloomberg

Fund facts

Fund size
$133.4m
Base currency
USD
Launch date
24 Oct 2016
Domicile
Luxembourg
Share class launch

Statistics

Modified duration
5.96 years
Gross redemption yield (unhedged)
6.49%

As at 31 May 2022

Fund aim

The objective of the Fund is to provide a combination of growth and income above that of the Blended Benchmark consisting of 50% JP Morgan EMBI Global Diversified Total Return Index and  50% JP Morgan CEMBI Diversified Total Return Index, the “Benchmark Index”. The Fund is actively managed and aims to outperform the Benchmark Index by 1.25% per annum. This objective is before the deduction of any charges and measured over rolling three year periods.

Benchmark

Blended benchmark consisting of 50% JP Morgan EMBIG Div Total Return Index and 50% JP Morgan CEMBI Div Total Return Index

  • What does it invest in? Invests predominantly in fixed income securities including bonds and other debt instruments, issued in a variety of currencies by companies and governments in emerging countries.
  • How does it invest? Actively managed, investing in debt which is a mixture of investment grade (lower risk) and sub-investment grade (higher risk). May also invest in unrated bonds, other types of securities and derivatives.
  • Does it promote sustainability characteristics? The Fund promotes a range of environmental and social characteristics. Further information on how such characteristics are met by the Fund can be found in the Supplement.

Russia exposure

23 Feb 2022
3.03%
29 Apr 2022
0.16%

Belarus exposure

23 Feb 2022
0.12%
29 Apr 2022
0.00%

Ukraine exposure

23 Feb 2022
2.74%
29 Apr 2022
0.79%

As at 29 Apr 2022

These numbers give indicative Fund exposures to assets with “country of risk” sourced from Bloomberg as either Russia, Ukraine, or Belarus, or exposures to Russian Rouble currency. The figures are based on early price estimated data so may differ from the fully verified month end NAV exposure. Where the holding is “indirect” (for example held in a sub-fund), best efforts have been made to ensure that exposure to the sub-fund(s) is on a consistent basis. As at dates have been chosen to reflect exposure both before and after the significant recent falls in values of impacted assets.

Exposures are presented to two decimal places, exposures may be rounded to 0 if less than 0.05%.

These exposures do not give an indication of the relative exposures versus the benchmark. With regard to index-based strategies, LGIM has a duty to track the relevant index to ensure clients receive exposure as set out in the relevant investment objective. Following the imposition of sanctions and assets being removed from indices the market was effectively frozen for foreign investors and all equity positions have been marked to zero in line with LGIM’s fair value pricing policy. Regardless of being priced at zero LGIM funds still own these securities and any value realised in the future will be for the sole benefit of the relevant fund. LGIM will seek to divest from such securities at such a time that market conditions allow consistent with our fiduciary duties and applicable sanctions.

Fund updates

Performance

Source: Lipper

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    Performance summary (%)

    As at 31 May 2022

    CumulativeFund
    1 month-0.52
    6 months-13.51
    Year to date-14.22
    3 years-
    5 years-
    Since launch-14.65
    AnnualisedFund
    1 year-15.31
    3 years-
    5 years-
    Since launch-9.91

    As at 31 Mar 2022

    CumulativeFund
    Quarterly-9.75
    Year to date-9.75
    3 years-
    5 years-
    Since launch-10.20
    AnnualisedFund
    1 year-8.87
    3 years-
    5 years-
    Since launch-7.66
    Rolling 12-month performance
    Calendar year performance
    Monthly performance
    Annualised performance

    Rolling 12-month performance to last quarter end (%)

    12 months to 31 March 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Fund-----8.87

    Calendar year performance (%)

    2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Fund-----2.00

    Monthly performance (%)

    Annualised performance (%)

    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund-15.31---9.91

    Annualised performance (%)

    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund-8.87---7.66

    Performance for the I EUR (Hedged) Acc unit class in EUR, launched on 23 November 2020. Source: Lipper. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the I USD Acc unit class in USD, launched on 12 June 2019. Source: Lipper. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the Z EUR (Unhedged) Acc unit class in EUR, launched on 23 May 2018. Source: Lipper. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the Z EUR (Hedged) Acc unit class in EUR, launched on 16 December 2020. Source: Lipper. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the Z GBP (Unhedged) Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 23 May 2018. Source: Lipper. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the Z USD Acc unit class in USD, launched on 24 October 2016. Source: Lipper. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the Z USD Dist unit class in USD, launched on . Source: Lipper. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Portfolio

    As at 31 May 2022. All data source LGIM unless otherwise stated. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

    Currency (%)

    USD100.0
    EUR0.1

    This is the currency breakdown before allowing for any hedging the fund may use. We aim to hedge the portfolio 100% back to the base currency.

    Top 10 issuers20.2
    Rest of portfolio79.8
    No. of issuers190

    Top 10 issuers (%)

    Republic of Panama2.4
    Government of Mexico2.3
    Republic of Colombia2.2
    Dominican Republic2.2
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia2.0
    Republic of Turkey2.0
    Federal Republic of Nigeria1.9
    Petroleos Mexicanos1.8
    Patrimonio Autonomo1.7
    Arab Republic of Egypt1.7

    Credit rating (%)

    FundBenchmarkRelative
    AA5.05.2-0.2
    A7.117.2-10.1
    BBB30.632.3-1.7
    BB30.120.89.3
    B19.217.02.2
    Split Rated (B & CCC)1.91.60.3
    CCC and below4.03.10.9
    NR1.13.0-1.9
    Cash1.1-1.1

    Top sector over/underweights (%)

    FundBenchmarkRelative
    Utilities9.64.84.8
    Oil & Gas10.67.72.9
    Cash and Equivalents1.1-1.1
    Industrials5.04.01.0
    Consumer Services4.23.30.8
    Consumer Goods3.42.70.7
    Financial Services2.93.0-0.1
    Health Care0.60.8-0.1
    Other0.10.3-0.2
    Sovereign45.245.6-0.4
    Technology0.91.4-0.5
    Insurance-0.7-0.7
    Real Estate1.42.1-0.7
    Telecommunications2.33.3-1.0
    Basic Materials4.76.6-1.9
    Banks7.813.7-5.9

    Fund Manager

    Uday is responsible for developing LGIM’s emerging market capabilities within the Global Fixed Income team. Uday joined LGIM in April 2014 from Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd where he held the title of Chief Investment Officer with primary responsibility for managing the flagship EMD hedge fund and other fixed income portfolios. Uday has an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago and a BSc degree in industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University.

    UdayPatnaik

    Sustainability

    Sustainability disclosures

    The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is an EU regulation that came into force on 10 March 2021, and imposes disclosure requirements for EU financial products. These requirements include disclosing sustainability-related information for funds that (i) promote (among other characteristics) environmental or social characteristics (Article 8 products), or (ii) have a sustainable investment objective (Article 9 products), both as defined under SFDR.

    SFDR categorisation: Article 8Article 8: These funds promote environmental and/or social characteristics

    The EU Taxonomy Regulation (EU Taxonomy) sets out a classification system in respect of environmentally sustainable economic activities. EU Taxonomy covers six environmental objectives, ranging from climate change mitigation to protection and restoration of biodiversity, with technical screening criteria to determine whether certain economic activities supports these objectives. EU Taxonomy recognises these economic activities as green, or “environmentally sustainable” if they make a substantial contribution to at least one of the environmental objectives, while at the same time not significantly harming any of these objectives and meeting minimum social safeguards. EU Taxonomy came into force on 1 January 2022 for the first two, climate-related, environmental objectives. EU Taxonomy also amends the disclosure obligations under SFDR to extend the information to be disclosed for Article 9 products and Article 8 products with an environmental focus. You will find the relevant disclosures under the ‘Pre-contractual disclosure’ tab.

    The Fund promotes a range of environmental and social characteristics as described below. These characteristics are met by:

    Net zero framework
    Stock selection
    Carbon intensity
    Future World Protection List
    Climate Impact Pledge
    Exclusions
    • Companies that derive 20% or more of their revenues from coal mining and extraction or coal-fired power generation are excluded from the fund. Companies that derive more than 20% of revenues from oil sands are also excluded.
    • Our coal exclusion list has been developed in conjunction with a third-party service provider and will apply to publicly listed, private and state-owned companies.
    • The list, which applies to the corporate entity only and not the parent company, is reviewed twice a year. Where new companies are identified we will seek to divest holdings within the following 90 days.
    • Companies involved in the manufacturing and production of controversial weapons are also excluded and UN Global Compact considerations are integrated into the investment process. These exclusions and considerations, however, did not form the rationale for the Article 8 categorisation.
    Tilting
    Paris-aligned benchmark optimisation
    ESG integration

    Our ESG integration encompasses both top-down and bottom-up approaches to identify and assess ESG factors in the research analysis process. The top-down research analysis identifies long-term, thematic shifts and structural changes which help determine the resiliency of sectors and the companies within them. The bottom-up analysis uses a proprietary, company analysis tool called Active ESG View which provides information on the ESG credentials of companies.

    • Our Active ESG View tool forms an essential component of this overall active research process. The tool brings together granular quantitative and qualitative inputs in order to reflect a full picture of the ESG risks and opportunities embedded within each company.
    • Active ESG View combines ESG raw data with qualitative assessment capturing ESG insights from our company analysis and engagements.
    • The ESG analysis starts with third-party data from multiple different vendors which includes hundreds of ESG metrics (including data on carbon emissions, water and waste, environmental policies and controls, labour, health and safety, bribery and corruption) spanning 64 specific sectors and/or sub-sectors from a number of ESG data providers.
    • Our Global Research and Engagement Groups (GREG), which is made up of Investment Stewardship and investment teams, have established a proprietary materiality matrix using such data which seeks to identify financially material topics for a given industry. The materiality matrix brings structure to our research and a framework to help systematically define and prioritise our engagement activity across the firm.
    • The GREGs review the ESG data within the Active ESG View tool for each sector in order to increase or decrease weightings for each environmental, social and/or governance factor within the tool with the aim to create an overall assessment.

    Active ESG View is an integral feature of this fund and the outputs of Active ESG View must be taken into account for all investment decisions.

    Active engagement is a vital pillar within our approach to ESG integration. In practice, the data alone may not tell the full story, which is why we believe that incorporating a qualitative element is essential in order to fully capture the ESG risks embedded within each company. Our qualitative inputs capture ESG insights leveraging on the extensive knowledge of our various research.

    UN SDG alignment

    A description of the extent to which the environmental and social characteristics are met will likely be made available as part of the annual report published in 2022 as required by SFDR. The Fund’s most recent annual report does not include any information pursuant to SFDR.

    Pre-contractual disclosure

    SFDR Disclosure

    The Fund promotes a range of environmental and social characteristics. The Fund seeks to meet these characteristics by;

    (i) investing in bonds and bond related instruments issued by companies which meet the Investment Manager’s core pillars of ESG integration (as further described below); and

    (ii) excluding investments in bonds issued by companies in accordance with the Investment Manager’s coal exclusion policy, which is available here.

    Evaluating positive ESG factors is an integral part of the Fund’s investment process. The Investment Manager’s integrated framework for responsible investing across both public and private assets is primarily based on stewardship with impact and collaborative active research across asset classes. As part of the investment research process, material ESG factors are identified using both top-down and bottom-up approaches. The top-down research analysis performed by the Investment Manager’s sector experts, in conjunction with its investment stewardship teams; help determine the resiliency of sectors and the companies within them. ESG factors are also fully embedded into the bottom-up research process which involves evaluating the ESG credentials of companies that the Investment Manager considers for investment, alongside traditional financial metrics. The Investment Manager has developed a proprietary research tool called ESG Active View which brings together these granular quantitative and qualitative inputs by evaluating sector-specific ESG factors. The ESG Active View provides an overview of how companies manage potential, sector-specific ESG risks and opportunities, so that these can be considered alongside all other components of fundamental investment analysis.

    In addition to the above, active engagement with the issuers is used as a tool to drive progress and influence positive change and is conducted independently and in collaboration with industry peers and broader stakeholders. Engagement activities normally focus on specific material ESG issues and involve formulating an engagement strategy with regard to such issues with the aim to track and review the progress of the issuers during this process. The Investment Manager also provides regular reporting on the outcomes of its engagement. This can be made available on request or can be found at: www.lgim.com. Together, these activities enable the Investment Manager to conduct engagement that drives positive change and to deliver integrated investment solutions

    The Investment Manager finally aims to ensure that (where applicable) the issuers in which the Fund is invested follow good governance practices by 1) setting its expectations with issuers' management with regard to good governance practices; 2) actively engaging with the issuers; and 3) supporting policymakers and legislators to ensure there is strong regulation and standards.

    EU Taxonomy Disclosure

    While the Fund promotes environmental and social characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the SFDR, it does not currently commit to investing in any “sustainable investments” within the meaning of the SFDR. Accordingly, it should be noted that the investments underlying this Fund do not take into account the EU criteria for environmentally sustainable economic activities within the meaning of the Taxonomy Regulation and, as such, the Fund’s portfolio alignment with the Taxonomy Regulation is not calculated.

    Governance practices

    The ways in which we ensure that investee companies follow good governance practices are set out below.

    Setting expectations

    A number of policies and processes guide the engagement activities, set out the approach to investment stewardship, and outline the expectations of investee issuers. The Global Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Principles set out the approach and expectations with respect to key topics that are essential for an efficient governance framework, and for building a sustainable business model. We expect all issuers on a global scale to closely align with our principles which set out the fundamentals of corporate governance. We also take into account market specificities and take a tailored approach to voting on some topics in various markets. Further related policies can be found on the Investment Stewardship section of the LGIM website.

    Active engagement

    Active engagement with the issuers is used as a tool to drive progress and influence positive change and is conducted independently and in collaboration with industry peers and broader stakeholders. Engagement activities normally focus on specific material ESG issues and involve formulating an engagement strategy with regard to such issues with the aim to track and review the progress of the issuers during this process.

    Voting
    Supporting policymakers and legislators

    LGIM's Investment Stewardship team actively engages with policy makers and legislators to ensure there is strong regulation and standards in regards to governance practices.

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    Name
    I EUR Hedged Acc
    Mid price
    81.19c
    Change (%)
    -
    Currency
    EUR
    Price time
    23:00 CET
    Name
    I USD Acc
    Mid price
    93.06c
    Change (%)
    -
    Currency
    USD
    Price time
    23:00 CET
    Name
    Z GBP Acc
    Mid price
    112.72p
    Change (%)
    -
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    23:00 CET
    Name
    Z EUR Acc
    Mid price
    114.81c
    Change (%)
    -
    Currency
    EUR
    Price time
    23:00 CET
    Name
    Z EUR Hedged Acc
    Mid price
    81.12c
    Change (%)
    -
    Currency
    EUR
    Price time
    23:00 CET
    Name
    Z USD Acc
    Mid price
    109.72c
    Change (%)
    -
    Currency
    USD
    Price time
    23:00 CET
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    Further details

    Costs

    Price basis
    Single swing
    Initial charge
    0.00%
    Ongoing charges figure
    0.74%
    Dilution adjustment
    1.050%- round trip
    Swing factor
    0.65%

    Codes

    ISIN
    LU2253101658
    SEDOL
    BMHKXM9
    Bloomberg
    LGEBIEH LX
    MEX
    -

    Dealing information

    Valuation frequency
    Daily, 23:00 CET
    Dealing frequency
    Each Business Day
    Settlement period
    T+3
    Administrator/Custodian
    Northern Trust

    Country registration

    This share class is registered for sale in the following countries:

    For valuations and account queries contact:

    Legal & General (Unit Trust Managers) Limited
    PO Box 6080
    Wolverhampton
    WV1 9RB
    Tel : 0370 050 0955
    Email: [email protected]

    Legal & General ICAV
    LGIM Liquidity Funds Plc

    Northern Trust International Fund Administration Services (Ireland) Limited
    City East Plaza - Block A
    Towlerton
    Ballysimon Road
    Limerick
    Ireland
    V94 X2N9
    Fax: +353 1 434 5293
    Telephone: +353 1 434 5080
    Email: [email protected]

    Legal & General SICAV
    Northern Trust Global Services SE
    10 Rue du Château d'Eau
    L-3364 Leudelange
    Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
    Facsimile: +352 28 294 454
    Telephone: +352 28 294 123
    Email: [email protected]

    Key risks

    The value of an investment and any income taken from it is not guaranteed and can go down as well as up, you may not get back the amount you originally invested.

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    This fund holds bonds that are traded through agents, brokers or investment banks matching buyers and sellers. This makes the bonds less easy to buy and sell than investments traded on an exchange. In exceptional circumstances the fund may not be able to sell bonds and may defer withdrawals, or suspend dealing. The Directors can only delay paying out if it is in the interests of all investors and with the permission of the fund depositary.

    The fund invests directly or indirectly in bonds which are issued by companies or governments. If these companies or governments experience financial difficulty, they may be unable to pay back some or all of the interest, original investment or other payments that they owe. If this happens, the value of the fund may fall.

    Prices of the ABS/MBS may be volatile, and will generally fluctuate due to a variety of factors that are inherently difficult to predict. In addition, the terms of the ABS/MBS may restrict its sale in particular circumstances.

    This fund invests in countries where investment markets are considered to be less developed. This means that investments are generally riskier than those in developed markets because they: may not be as well regulated; may be more difficult to buy and sell; may have less reliable arrangements for the safekeeping of investments; or may be more exposed to political and taxation uncertainties. The value of the fund can go up or down more often and by larger amounts than funds that invest in developed countries, especially in the short term.

    The fund could lose money if any institution providing services such as acting as counterparty to derivatives or other instruments, becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the fund.

    Derivatives are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset on which they are based and can increase the size of losses and gains. The impact to the fund can be greater where derivatives are used in an extensive or complex way.

    The fund may have underlying investments that are valued in currencies that are different from sterling (British pounds). Exchange rate fluctuations will impact the value of your investment. Currency hedging techniques may be applied to reduce this impact but may not entirely eliminate it.

    We may take some or all of the ongoing charges from the fund's capital rather than the fund's income. This increases the amount of income, but it reduces the growth potential and may lead to a fall in the value of the fund.

    Investment returns on bonds are sensitive to trends in interest rate movements. Such changes will affect the value of your investment.

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    Source and third party data

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    Issuer

    Issued by Legal & General Investment Management Limited as promoter and distributor for this fund in the UK.

    Legal & General Investment Management Limited has been appointed as the discretionary investment manager for these Funds and is Registered in England and Wales No. 02091894. Registered Office: One Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA, United Kingdom. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, No. 119272.

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