The fund aims to create an explicitly defensive investment portfolio for its investors, and typically invests in developed-market government bonds, and related exchange-traded derivative transactions, in the interest of achieving the highest possible return withthe assumption of currency risk. The fund primarily aims for a portfolio consisting of the publicly issued bonds of foreign governments and foreign-domiciled companies. When building the fund's portfolio, beyond the minimum statutory requirements, theprinciples of safety and maximum diversification (the spreading of risk) are observed. Accordingly, when purchasing international securities the fund only selects publicly issued securities that are listed on foreign stock exchanges. The proportion of non-investment-grade securities is maintained at a low level, and if the planned ratio is overstepped due to the downgrading of a given issuer the fund restores it under the conditions stipulated by the relevant legal provisions.
The fund management company, exercising all due care, based on its own judgement and decisions, and while observing the relevant legal provisions and the limitations stipulated in the Fund Documentation, determines the means of utilising the fund's resources, and the weights of thevarious investments within the portfolio, with a view to ensuring that the fund - in line with our expectations with regard to future risks and returns - achieves its objective in the long term. In the course of its operation, however, the fund is managed on thepremise that when compiling the portfolio, it is bonds that determine the nature of the fund. Accordingly, the proportion of bonds that may be kept in the fund at any given moment may reach the prevailing statutory maximum. When compiling the bond portfolio, taking into account the macroeconomic environment of the investment markets, the aim is to build up a long-term investment portfolio primarily on the basis of fundamental analyses. To ensure liquidity, the fund may purchase Hungarian government securities (primarily discount treasury bills) and MNB bonds; however, in accordance with the current statutory regulations the proportion of foreign bonds in the portfolio may be up to 100%. The fund management company is permitted, at its own discretion, to hedge all or a part of its currency risks with forward currency positions, in compliance with the statutory conditions.