Global Bond Funds

Compare Global Bond Funds

A global bond fund is a collective investment such as a unit trust investing in the corporate bonds and government securities issued by international companies and governments.Global bond funds are popular amongst investors who are looking for diversified income or growth potential. Use our table below to see a range of global bond funds:


Investing in global fund offers investors:

  • Regular Income - Many funds offer either monthly or quarterly income options. If you invest in an ISA, income can be distributed to you tax free or if you prefer some funds allow you to accumultate the income within the fund by buying more units to provide capital growth.
  • Diversification - a typical global bond fund will invest in 40 institutions or more reducing the risk to investors in the event of a default of a bond issuer.
  • Potential for capital growth - providing a lower risk than equity investment.
  • Fund manager expertise - Our select fund range of bond funds have been assessed by an independent research company Morningstar OBSR.
Growth Select Funds - Global Bonds
Fund ManagerFundFund Manager Initial Charge¹AMC³Income Yield*Select Fund°Fact SheetHow to Invest
Investec Emerging Markets Local Currency Debt0%0.75%6.38%yesFactsheetApply Now >
Income Paid Quarterly.Fund aims to achieve long term total returns primarily by investing in public sector, sovereign and corporate bonds issued by emerging market borrowers. See latest fund factsheet for details.
Invesco Perpetual Global Bond 0%0.50%0.98%yesFactsheetApply Now >
Investing in a range of different international bonds, aiming to provide a income and growth return while providing relative capital security. See latest fund factsheet for details.

*Current Income Yields are Gross, Variable and Not Guaranteed as at 28/2/14 - See Fund Factsheet for details.

³AMC is the Annual Management Charge applied by the Fund Manager.

°Select Fund - See how our funds are selected


Bonds: To provide the potential for overall returns these funds invest in bonds, also known as fixed interest securities. This is achieved by receiving regular interest on loans to companies or governments. There is a chance the bond issuer could fall into financial difficulty and will not be able to pay the interest or the loan back, which could result in a fall in your investment returns. Bonds can also be sensitive to trends in interest rate movements and if interest rates go up, the returns on your investment are likely to fall as bonds can become less attractive. On the other hand, if interest rates fall, bonds are likely to become more attractive and your investment returns increase.

Some key features of global bond funds include:

  • Global bonds can be issued by foreign Governments
  • They aim to deliver competitive interest returns over the long term
  • Wide range of funds targeting global bonds with varying credit ratings
  • They invest in global financial markets providing more exposure for your capital
  • Investing in global bonds will expose your investment to exchange rate risk

For each of the bond funds listed see the latest factsheet for fund information.

 Important Risk Information:

This website contains information only and does not constitute advice or a personal recommendation in any way whatsoever. The value of investments and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. The tax efficiency of ISAs is based on current tax law and there is no guarantee that tax rules will stay the same in the future.

Different types of investment carry different levels of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information for further details. Prior to making any decision to invest, you should ensure that you are familiar with the risks associated with a particular investment and should read the product literature. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment, both in respect of its objectives and its risk profile, you should seek independent financial advice.