Japanese investment firm Nomura Asset Management has started to distribute its two global inflation linked bond (ILB) Ucits funds in Switzerland and Spain.
Euro and USD hedged share classes have been made available for Swiss qualified investors since 11 July 2017 and for Spanish investors since 22 August 2017, the manager announced.
Both strategies, the Nomura Real Return Fund (ILB all maturities) and the Normura Real Protect Fund (ILB short/medium maturities) are managed by Nomura’s team in Germany, where they are domiciled.
The two funds invest primarily in inflation-indexed bonds from issuers of high credit rating from OECD countries.
Andreas Koerner, head of Marketing and Client Relations EMEA and CEO of Nomura Asset Management Deutschland KAG mbh, said: “Increasingly, the combination of low valuations and the risk of inflation offers an investment opportunity for investors seeking to generate sufficient real returns. Whether looking for a longer or shorter maturity profile, our two proven inflation linked bond funds are able to provide protection against unexpected inflation and also offer diversification benefits within their overall portfolio context.”