The BBH Lux Income Fund Class A ("the Fund") returned -2.29% in February, and the Bloomberg US Aggregate Index returned -2.59%.
U.S. Treasury rates rose across all tenors in February. The Federal Reserve (Fed) met on February 1st and increased the federal funds rate by 0.25% to a range of 4.50%-4.75%. The Fed’s next announcement is scheduled for March 22nd. In addition, the Fed continues its campaign of shrinking its balance sheet by a maximum of $95 billion. Mainstream fixed income benchmarks declined in February with only floating rate segments of the market experiencing gains. Spreads of shorter duration segments of the credit markets narrowed, while spreads of longer duration segments widened during the month.
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The Fund is actively managed. Under normal circumstances, the fund is managed withthe intention of maintaining an effective duration of between 80%-120% of the effective duration of Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Index.
Weighted Average Life of securities excludes US Treasury futures positions.
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Investing in the bond market is subject to certain risks including market, interest-rate, issuer, credit, maturity, call and inflation risk; investments may be worth more or less than the original cost when redeemed. Bond prices are sensitive to changes in interest rates and a rise in interest rates can cause a decline in their prices.
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The Fund also invests in derivative instruments, investments whose values depend on the performance of the underlying security, assets, interest rate, index or currency and entail potentially higher volatility and risk of loss compared to traditional stock or bond investments.
Below investment grade bonds, commonly known as junk bonds, are subject to a high level of credit and market risks.
Non-U.S. investing involves special risks including currency risk, increased volatility, political risks, and differences in auditing and other financial standards. Prices of emerging market securities can be significantly more volatile than the prices of securities in developed countries, and currency risk and political risks are accentuated in emerging markets. The Fund may engage in certain investment activities that involve the use of leverage, which may magnify losses.
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IM-12557-2023-03-17 Exp. Date 30/04/2023