Fixed Income: Navigating challenging times ahead

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Fixed income markets have offered investors significant upside over the past two decades and over more recent times, bond yields have narrowed significantly as governments and policy makers have provided significant fiscal and monetary support to markets.

However, we have started to see the danger that face investors if yields start to rise. So how can investors navigate the challenging times ahead?

Watch this webinar replay to hear Michael Joynson, Head of Market Insights, discuss the pertinent areas of concern and opportunity in fixed income markets with Stuart Edwards, fund manager of the Invesco Tactical Bond Fund (UK) and Gareth Isaac, fund manager of the Invesco Global Flexible Bond Fund

Investment risks
The value of investments and any income will fluctuate (this may partly be the result of exchange-rate fluctuations) and investors may not get back the full amount invested.

Invesco Global Flexible Bond Fund
Debt instruments are exposed to credit risk which is the ability of the borrower to repay the interest and capital on the redemption date. Changes in interest rates will result in fluctuations in the value of the fund.

The fund uses derivatives (complex instruments) for investment purposes, which may result in the Fund being significantly leveraged and may result in large fluctuations in the value of the fund.

The fund may invest in certain securities listed in China which can involve significant regulatory constraints that may affect the liquidity and/or the investment performance of the fund. Investments in debt instruments which are of lower credit quality may result in large fluctuations in the value of the Fund.

The fund may hold a large amount of Asset Backed Securities (ABS) (complex instruments) as well as other lower quality debt securities which may impact the liquidity of the fund under certain circumstances. The fund may invest in distressed securities which carry a significant risk of capital loss.

The fund may invest in a dynamic way across assets/asset classes, which may result in periodic changes in the risk profile, underperformance and/or higher transaction costs. As a portion of the Fund may be exposed to less developed countries, you should be prepared to accept large fluctuations in the value of the Fund.

Invesco Tactical Bond Fund (UK)
The securities that the Fund invests in may not always make interest and other payments nor is the solvency of the issuers guaranteed. Market conditions, such as a decrease in market liquidity for the securities in which the Fund invests, may mean that the Fund may not be able to sell those securities at their true value. These risks increase where the Fund invests in high yield or lower credit quality bonds.

As the fund can rapidly change its holdings across the fixed income and debt spectrum and cash, this can increase its risk profile.

The fund has the ability to make significant use of financial derivatives (complex instruments) which may result in the fund being leveraged and can result in large fluctuations in the value of the fund. Leverage on certain types of transactions including derivatives may impair the fund’s liquidity, cause it to liquidate positions at unfavourable times or otherwise cause the fund not to achieve its intended objective. Leverage occurs when the economic exposure created by the use of derivatives is greater than the amount invested resulting in the fund being exposed to a greater loss than the initial investment.

The fund may be exposed to counterparty risk should an entity with which the fund does business become insolvent resulting in financial loss.

The fund may invest in contingent convertible bonds which may result in significant risk of capital loss based on certain trigger events.

The fund’s performance may be adversely affected by variations in interest rates.

The fund has the ability to invest more than 35% of its value in securities issued by a single government or public international body.

Important information
Where individuals or the business have expressed opinions, they are based on current market conditions, they may differ from those of other investment professionals and are subject to change without notice.

This video is marketing material and is not intended as a recommendation to invest in any particular asset class, security or strategy. Regulatory requirements that require impartiality of investment/investment strategy recommendations are therefore not applicable nor are any prohibitions to trade before publication. The information provided is for illustrative purposes only, it should not be relied upon as recommendations to buy or sell securities.

For the most up to date information on our funds, please refer to the relevant fund and share class-specific Key Investor Information Documents, the Supplementary Information Document, the Annual or Interim Reports and the Prospectus, which are available using the contact details shown.

For the purposes of UK law, the Invesco Global Flexible Bond Fund is a recognised scheme under section 264 of the Financial Services & Markets Act 2000. The protections provided by the UK regulatory system, for the protection of Retail Clients, do not apply to offshore investments. 

This does not constitute an offer or solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such an offer is not authorised or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation. Persons interested in acquiring the Invesco Global Flexible Bond Fund should inform themselves as to (i) the legal requirements in the countries of their nationality, residence, ordinary residence or domicile; (ii) any foreign exchange controls and (iii) any relevant tax consequences. As with all investments, there are associated risks. This document is by way of information only. Asset management services are provided by Invesco in accordance with appropriate local legislation and regulations. The Invesco Global Flexible Bond Fund is available only in jurisdictions where its promotion and sale is permitted. Not all share classes of this fund may be available for public sale in all jurisdictions and not all share classes are the same nor do they necessarily suit every investor. Fee structure and minimum investment levels may vary dependent on share class chosen. Please check the most recent version of the fund prospectus in relation to the criteria for the individual share classes and contact your local Invesco office for full details of the fund registration status in your jurisdiction.
 
Invesco Fund Managers Limited, Perpetual Park, Perpetual Park Drive, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1HH, UK. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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