CBIS UCITS Funds

CBIS Global Funds Plc

CBIS Global Funds Plc is a multi-compartment and multi-class collective savings, established under Irish law, harmonized under the UCITS Directive and authorized for marketing in Italy. CBIS Global Funds Plc is managed by managed by Waystone (formerly KBA Consulting Management Limited) and distributed in Italy by Banca Popolare di Sondrio. Christian Brothers Investment Services, Inc. acts as a promoter, investment manager and principal distributor in charge of appointing sub-distributors in the various countries where CBIS Global Funds Plc is offered.

CBIS Global Funds Plc

Each Fund invests in transferable securities and liquid financial assets in accordance with the UCITS Regulations. Each Fund invests in accordance with the principles of CBIS Catholic Responsible Investments.

Investment Offerings

CBIS Global Funds plc is an umbrella fund containing FOUR sub-funds:

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  • European Short Term Government Bond Fund

  • World Bond Fund

  • European Equity Fund

  • World Equity Fund

  • World Equity Fund
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    Objective

    Seeks long-term capital appreciation through investment in equities of medium to large capitalization companies (including preferred stock or convertible securities) issued by companies worldwide.

    Investments

    Equities of medium- to large-capitalization companies (market cap > 350 million euros). Primarily in major developed markets. May invest up to 30% in emerging markets. 

    Strategy

    Emphasizes diversification across companies in different regions and industry sectors, primarily in developed markets; may invest up to 30% in companies in emerging markets.

    Benchmark

    EUR Class: MSCI All Country World Index (Euro); USD Class: MSCI All Country World Index (USD)

    Manager(s)

    • Hardman Johnston Global Advisors LLC
    • Maj Invest

    Fund Facts
    Inception Date EUR Class: February 23, 2015
    USD Class: May 25, 2017
    Net Asset Value EUR: €211.4985
    USD: $181.3058
    (04/15/2024)
    Minimum Investment EUR Class: €50,000
    USD Class: $65,000
    Expense Ratio (Gross) EUR Class: 1.30%
    USD Class: 1.30%
    ISIN EUR Class: IE00BKRTPF98
    USD Class: IE00BKRTPD74
    Annual Average Total Returns as of 12/31/2023
              Annualized
    Trailing Three Months Year to Date One Year Three Years Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
    World Equity Fund (EUR) 6.50 18.71 18.71 8.21 11.24 * 7.38
    EUR Benchmark 6.53 18.65 18.65 9.93 13.04 * 8.98
    World Equity Fund (USD) 11.21 22.43 22.43 4.62 10.42 * 8.11
    US Benchmark 11.15 22.81 22.81 6.25 12.27 * 9.52
    Please review our important disclosures.
    • Returns are presented net of fees and include the reinvestment of income and past performance is not indicative of future results. Net of fees includes management fees, operating expenses, and fee reductions and/or expense reimbursements. See the fund prospectus for additional information.
    • Since inception performance for each benchmark index is calculated based on the inception date of each corresponding Fund share class and reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes.
  • European Equity Fund
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    Objective

    Seeks capital appreciation through investment in European equities with market capitalization greater than 65 million euros. Focuses exclusively on developed European markets.

    Investments

    European equities with market capitalization greater than 65 million euros. Focused exclusively on developed European markets. 

    Strategy

    Diversify portfolio using strict controls on the level of investment in any particular industry to maximise the impact of individual stock selection – assess relative earnings strength and valuation discrepancies within industry groups, based upon the premise that stock markets are reasonably, but not perfectly, efficient; investor sentiment is considered through analysis of earnings revisions, analyst recommendations and price behavior.

    Benchmark

    MSCI Europe Index

    Manager(s)

    Degroof Petercam Asset Management

    Fund Facts
    Inception Date July 9, 2010
    Net Asset Value €216.2264 (04/15/2024)
    Minimum Investment €50,000
    Expense Ratio (Gross) 1.55%
    ISIN IE00B3DD4Y80
    Annual Average Total Returns as of 12/31/2023
              Annualized
    Trailing Three Months Year to Date One Year Three Years Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
    European Equity Fund 6.09 16.13 16.13 7.17 6.48 4.55 5.53
    Benchmark 6.49 16.57 16.57 10.14 10.50 7.08 8.21
    Please review our important disclosures.
    • Returns are presented net of fees and include the reinvestment of income and past performance is not indicative of future results. Net of fees includes management fees, operating expenses, and fee reductions and/or expense reimbursements. See the fund prospectus for additional information.
    • Since inception performance for each benchmark index is calculated based on the inception date of each corresponding Fund share class and reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes.
  • World Bond Fund
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    Objective

    Seeks sustainable income with modest capital appreciation. Focuses primarily on investment-grade sovereign, supranational, corporate and mortgage debt securities, including securitizations, worldwide.

    Investments

    Investment grade sovereign, supranational, corporate, and mortgage debt securities, including securitizations, worldwide.

    Strategy

    Emphasizes worldwide country and issuer exposure to companies with improving financial health relative to their peers; combines quantitative and fundamental analysis in seeking to optimize portfolio structure across country, currency, duration and yield curve exposures — uses top down/ bottom up approach to determine sectors and issuers

    Benchmark

    Bloomberg Global Aggregate Bond Index

    Manager(s)

    Degroof Petercam Asset Management

    Wellington Management Company

    Fund Facts
    Inception Date July 9, 2010
    Net Asset Value €126.0656 (04/15/2024)
    Minimum Investment €50,000
    Expense Ratio (Gross) 0.85%
    ISIN IE00B3DD4X73
    Annual Average Total Returns as of 12/31/2023
              Annualized
    Trailing Three Months Year to Date One Year Three Years Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
    World Bond Fund 4.32 3.30 3.30 -2.41 0.86 2.35 1.75
    Benchmark 3.61 2.14 2.14 -2.23 0.37 2.62 2.17
    Please review our important disclosures.
    • Returns are presented net of fees and include the reinvestment of income and past performance is not indicative of future results. Net of fees includes management fees, operating expenses, and fee reductions and/or expense reimbursements. See the fund prospectus for additional information.
    • Since inception performance for each benchmark index is calculated based on the inception date of each corresponding Fund share class and reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes.
  • European Short-Term Government Bond Fund
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    Objective

    Seeks income-producing instruments: European government and high quality European corporate bonds

    Investments

    Short-term bonds issued by European national governments. Will also invest in high-quality European corporate securities.

    Additional Information

    Effective June 1, 2017, the benchmark for the European Short Bond Fund was changed to the 80% Bloomberg Euro Aggregate Treasury (1-3 Yr) Index/20% Bloomberg Euro Aggregate Corporate (1-3Yr) Index. For periods prior to June 1, 2017, the applicable benchmark was the Bloomberg European Government 1-3 Year Term Index.

    Strategy

    Diversify across investment grade short-term fixed-income securities, primarily direct government obligations; these may include discount and zero coupon instruments, money market funds and exchange-traded government futures contracts and forward currency exchange contracts for the purposes of managing portfolio duration, yield curve positioning or trading execution on a more cost-effective basis.

    Benchmark

    Bloomberg Euro Aggregate: 80 % Treasury (1-3 Yr) Index / 20% Corporate (1-3 Yr) Index

    Manager(s)

    ARCA Fondi SGR SpA

    Fund Facts
    Inception Date May 6, 2009
    Net Asset Value €108.9509 (04/15/2024)
    Minimum Investment €50,000
    Expense Ratio (Gross) 0.45%
    ISIN IE00B3R5XB01
    Annual Average Total Returns as of 12/31/2023
              Annualized
    Trailing Three Months Year to Date One Year Three Years Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
    European Short-Term Government Bond Fund 2.11 3.26 3.26 -0.99 -0.62 -0.21 0.59
    Benchmark 2.44 3.81 3.81 -0.58 -0.22 0.17 1.00
    Please review our important disclosures.
    • Returns are presented net of fees and include the reinvestment of income and past performance is not indicative of future results. Net of fees includes management fees, operating expenses, and fee reductions and/or expense reimbursements. See the fund prospectus for additional information.
    • Since inception performance for each benchmark index is calculated based on the inception date of each corresponding Fund share class and reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes.

Account Access Information

Fund Literature

Prospectus
Prospectus (Full)
PRIIP Key Information Documents
European Short Term Government Bond Fund (EUR)
European Short Term Government Bond Fund (USD)
World Bond Fund (EUR)
World Bond Fund (USD)
European Equity Fund (EUR)
European Equity Fund (USD)
World Equity Fund (EUR)
World Equity Fund (USD)
Memorandum and Articles of Association
Memorandum and Articles of Association (2016 August)
Annual and Semi-Annual Reports
2023 Semi-Annual Report (through 30 June 2023)
2022 Annual Report (through 31 December 2022)
2022 Semi-Annual Report (through 30 June 2022)
2021 Annual Report (through 31 December 2021)
2021 Semi-Annual Report (through 30 June 2021)
2020 Annual Report (through 31 December 2020)
Remuneration
Remuneration Policy (March 2021)