Ultra short duration bond fund

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Investment - bond funds - risk management - interest rate risk - duration.

(USBF, or USF).

In relation to a bond fund, ultra short duration generally means three to 12 months.

Liquidity Funds and Ultra short duration bond funds (USBFs) compared
  1. USBFs can invest in longer maturity securities, typically out to three years, and have longer average maturities.
  2. Exposure to low-quality investment-grade credit is probable, along with an overall greater exposure to credit reflected in a longer weighted average life.
  3. USBFs are bond funds that when seeking a fund rating will be assigned a bond fund rating. While the same designation (AAA, AA, A) is used for both bond funds and MMFs, it is important for an investor not to assume this means the same level of risk.
  4. USBFs are variable net asset value (VNAV), hence influenced by mark-to-market prices creating an element of price volatility.
  5. Same-day settlement is not a feature of an USBF, with typical settlement periods of two days or longer.
  6. The investment horizon is longer for USBFs and not intended for daily cash flows.
  7. USBFs do not typically meet the IAS7 accounting definitions for cash and cash equivalents.
Ultra Short Duration Bond Funds: Seeking the right balance between risk and return - ACT Knowledge Hub.

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