Selected Quality Funds

The BBVA department specializing in funds from international managers offers you this selection

Learn about the funds selected by the Quality Funds team of experts

  • AXA Europe Short Duration High Yield (01/02/2018) - Fund that invests in fixed-income securities of high-yield European companies. The investments are focused in short-term bonds, which usually carry a lower risk than this segment's average. It is, therefore, a conservative investment in the world of high-yield securities.
  • BGF Euro Short Duration (01/02/2018) - Short-term European fixed-income fund which combines securities issued by both governments and companies (commonly known as Aggregate bonds) in the eurozone. Its objective is to maximize the investment's returns through capital growth and obtaining returns from the fund's assets.
  • BlackRock Fixed Income Strategies (01/02/2018) - Absolute return, low-risk, multi-strategy fund that invests in fixed-income securities and currencies. It seeks absolute positive returns, regardless of the market conditions, without following any reference index. Its returns are produced both by rises in fixed-income assets and currencies (long positions), and in their declines (short positions).
  • GAM Local Emerging Bond (01/02/2018) - Emerging-market fixed-income fund. It offers exposure to the debt market of governments of emerging countries that issue bonds in their local currency, through investing in both local currencies and interest rates. In addition, and to a very limited extent, it can include in the portfolio corporate bonds and issues of supranational agencies and organizations.
  • Goldman Sachs Japan Portfolio (01/02/2018) - Fund that invests in stocks of large and medium-sized Japanese companies. Its portfolio is made up of between 60 and 120 securities. It is managed by a team with very good knowledge of Japanese companies, meaning that its returns are similar in the long term to those of the Japanese stock market as a whole.
  • Goldman Sachs EM Debt (01/02/2018) - This is an emerging market fixed-income fund that invests in bonds issued by governments of emerging countries, as well as companies that have state support. These bonds are mostly denominated in US dollars, euros or pounds sterling. It can also adopt exposure to local debt, corporate debt or currencies of emerging countries that are not part of the index.
  • Janus Henderson UK Absolute Return (01/02/2018) - This is an Absolute Return "long short" fund (equities fund with a dynamic exposure) with a High risk profile. It seeks absolute positive returns, regardless of the market conditions, without following any reference index. Its returns are produced both by rises in stocks (long positions), and in their declines (short positions).
  • JPM US Short Duration (01/02/2018) - It invests in short-term fixed-income securities denominated in U.S. dollars. The objective of the fund is to maximize the returns of the investment (capital and yields) through an optimal combination of securities from different sectors of the U.S. fixed-income market at any given time.
  • MFS European Research (01/02/2018) - Fund that invests in stocks of large and medium-sized European companies, although mostly in large ones. Its portfolio is made up of between 60 and 90 securities. Its management team, made up of analysts, looks for high-quality companies. In practice, this translates into a somewhat more conservative profile than that of the European stock market.
  • MFS Global Total Return (01/02/2018) - Global balanced fund which invests in a diversified portfolio that includes stocks and bonds from different geographical areas, mostly of developed countries. It focuses on high-capitalization and high-quality equity securities that are undervalued. Within fixed-income securities, it invests mostly in investment-grade issues of both corporate and government debt.
  • MFS Meridian Global Equity (01/02/2018) - This fund is representative of investment in global equities. It invests in a diversified portfolio of between 80 and 120 companies, mostly large in size. It pays close attention to the quality of the companies, meaning that the fund performs relatively better than comparable funds in bear markets, while accompanying bull markets in their growth.
  • Nordea Stable Return (01/02/2018) - Balanced global fund that invests in a combination of different assets, including equities, money-market assets, public debt instruments, corporate issues and convertible bonds. It adopts a global approach, mostly focusing on developed countries, although it also maintains exposure to emerging markets. It can also hold currencies other than the Euro in its portfolio.
  • PIMCO Global Investment Grade Credit Fund (01/02/2018) - Fixed-income fund that invests mostly in investment-grade corporate bonds. It applies a global approach, has a diversified portfolio and is actively managed, all overseen by a team with extensive experience.
  • Schroder ISF Emerging Markets (01/02/2018) - This fund is representative of investment in emerging market equities. It invests in a diversified portfolio consisting of between 90 and 130 companies, mostly large in size.
  • Axa Robotics (01/02/2018) - This is a fund that applies a themed approach, investing only in companies related to robotics.
  • MS Global Balanced Income (01/02/2018) - This is a fund representative of investment in global equities as a whole, but with a socially responsible investment approach. It invests in a diversified portfolio which will have around 220 large, medium and small-sized companies. It invests in all market sectors, but in each of them it only invests in companies with a high sustainability rating assigned by the manager.
  • Pictet Security (01/02/2018) - Fund that applies a themed approach, investing only in companies related to safety and security, in terms of both physical safety and computer security. A large part of the portfolio is invested in medium and small-sized companies.
  • Robeco Global Consumer Trends (01/02/2018) - It is one of the pioneering funds in investment in the theme of general consumption, and it has been successfully employing the same investment process, with the same team, since 2007.
  • Robeco New World Financials (01/02/2018) - It is one of the pioneers in themed investment in finance, as it has been applying this approach since 2008, differentiating it from other funds in the finance sector. It is managed by a team with extensive experience in the sector and good results since it has been in charge.
  • BGF World Gold (01/02/2018) - Fund that invests in companies dedicated to the gold business, especially gold-mining companies. Companies of this kind are highly sensitive to the price of physical gold, both in its positive and negative fluctuations. A large part of the portfolio is invested in medium and small-sized companies.
  • Amundi Global Aggregate Bond (04/27/2018) - This is a global fixed-income fund. It has a highly-flexible distribution of assets, seeking to take advantage of any opportunity that the fixed-income market has to offer. Its objective is to beat the yield obtained by the reference index.
  • Jpm Global Short Duration Bond Fund (04/27/2018) - This fund explores short-term, fixed-income opportunities (governments, agencies, CDOs and corporate bonds) with a high credit rating. The duration will be between 1 and 3 years.
  • Bluebay IG Euro Aggregate Bond (02/02/2021) - Through a diversified portfolio of government bonds and corporate fixed-income securities, the fund seeks to leverage market inefficiencies to generate alpha, minimizing the downward volatility of the portfolio.
  • Bluebay IG Euro Government Bond (02/02/2021) - This fund invests predominantly in European fixed-income assets (governments and corporate) with an investment-grade credit rating.
  • BNP Paribas Insticash - EUR 1d Short Term Vnav (02/02/2021) - The fund's investment goal is to preserve capital through a diversified portfolio of monetary instruments and fixed-income, short-term, high credit quality assets (deposits, letters, commercial paper).
  • Capital Group New Perspective (lux) (02/02/2021) - Invests in global stocks in search of quality companies with increased profits, multinationals that are leaders in their respective markets.
  • DWS Floating Rate Notice (02/02/2021) - Invests mostly in floating bonds from high-quality companies denominated in EUR. The duration is actively managed over 0-12 months, and the credit over 0-36 months.
  • Fidelity European Larger companies (02/02/2021) - Invests in European companies that combine low valuation multiples (cheap companies) and high quality (low debt), investing in them as determined by the management team.
  • Iberia Fidelity (02/02/2021) - Invests in companies with the potential for profit growth above the market average. Although the benchmark of its category is the IBEX 35, it is compared to an index consisting of MSCI Spain (80%) and MSCI Portugal (20%).
  • Invesco Japanese Equity Advantage Fund (02/02/2021) - The fund focuses on high-quality Japanese stocks that have intangible assets that generate significant and sustainable free cash flows. It is more exposed to small companies than the Japanese stock exchange index.
  • JPM US Select (02/02/2021) - Invests in American stocks without diverting significantly from the sectors in the index. The added value comes from the selection of the stocks.
  • Nordea Covered Bond (02/02/2021) - Actively invests in the universe of European covered bonds, identifying risk-adjusted, relative-value opportunities.
  • PIMCO Global High Yield Bond Fund (02/02/2021) - The fund invests in bonds of high performing companies (high yield) with a global approach. It has a diversified portfolio and is actively managed, all overseen by a team with extensive experience.
  • PIMCO Income Fund (02/02/2021) - This fund explores opportunities in fixed-income securities (governments, MBS, corporate bonds, high yield) in an effort to obtain high and consistent returns. It may invest in currencies and emerging markets to diversify its portfolio.
  • Robeco Robecosam EURO Sdg Credits (02/02/2021) - High credit rating European credit fund that invests in companies that contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Vontobel US Equity (02/02/2021) - Invests in american companies adhering to quality criteria such as low debt and stable profits, but not at any price. It has performed particularly well during market falls.
  • AB Sustainable Global Thematic Portfolio (02/02/2021) - Absolute return, high-risk "equity market neutral" fund (equity fund with no market exposure). It seeks absolute positive returns, regardless of the market conditions, without following any reference index, using "Big Data" techniques. Its returns are produced both by rises in stocks (long positions), and in their declines (short positions).
  • Candriam SRI Bond Euro Short Term (02/02/2021) - Fund that applies a themed approach, investing only in companies that benefit from the growth of consumption at a global level, and generally investing in large companies.
  • DWS Top Dividend (02/02/2021) - Fund that applies a themed approach, investing in companies of all sizes that benefit from the efforts carried out to adapt or mitigate the effects of climate change at a global level.
  • Morgan Stanley Global Sustain (02/02/2021) - Balanced global fund that offers a combination of different assets, including equities, public debt instruments, corporate issues, commodities and infrastructures. It can also adopt exposures to currencies other than its base currency, the euro. They focus mostly on developed countries, and may adopt exposure to emerging markets to a lesser extent.
  • NN Green Bonds (02/02/2021) - The manager of the fund has been involved in it ever since its launch and has prior experience investing in this field. Over the long term, it is the fund that has produced the best results relative to other comparable funds.
  • Nordea Global Climate and Environment Fund (02/02/2021) - Fund that has trended similarly to global equities while also performing better than comparable funds, all of which are committed to socially responsible investing.
  • Pictet European Sustainable Equities (02/02/2021) - This fund invests in stocks of European companies that apply the principles of sustainable development to their activities and that have a positive economic, social and environmental impact.
  • Polar Capital Global Technology (02/02/2021) - A fund that invests mainly in the technology sector, but with a thematic focus, investing only in those companies that, within this area, exhibit a high growth potential.

 

NOTE: The CIIs managed by Blackrock INC. together they have a joint shareholding that exceeds 5% of the total share capital issued by BBVA S.A.

Below, we explain the reason for divesting from those funds that are no longer included in the funds selected by Quality Funds

  • Amundi 6M (02/02/2021) - The Amundi fund is still a good fund, although it has been replaced by BNP Paribas Insticash - EUR 1d Short Term Vnav, which is more representative of the category and also offers a somewhat more conservative profile.
  • Invesco Pan European Equity (02/02/2021) - Loss of consistency due to its modest profitability trend. The fund has been replaced by Fidelity European Larger Companies, as it is more representative of the category.
  • Parvest Bond Euro Government (02/02/2021) - The BNP Parvest fund remains a good fund, although it has been replaced by the Bluebay IG Euro Government Bond Income, which is more representative of the category and has better results.
  • Robeco High Yield (02/02/2021) - The Robeco fund remains a good fund, but because it is closed to new investments, it has been replaced by the PIMCO Global High Yield Bond Fund.
  • Robeco US Premium (02/02/2021) - Loss of consistency due to the small growth of its profitability. The fund has been replaced by two alternatives, namely Vontobel US Equity and JPM US Select.
  • BSF Americas Diversified Equity Absolute Return (02/02/2021) - Blackrock's fund remains a good fund, but it has not managed to adapt to all market environments, which is why we decided to seek a better alternative.
  • M&G Optimal Income (02/02/2021) - The M&G fund remains a good fund, although it has been replaced by Morgan Stanley Global Balanced Income, which is more representative of the category.
  • Amundi US Fundamental Growth (04/01/2020) - The Amundi fund is still a good fund, although it has been replaced by Vontobel US Equity, which is more representative of the category and also offers a somewhat more conservative profile.
  • Robeco QI Global Developed Sustainable Enhanced Index Equities (04/01/2020) - The Robeco fund is still a good fund, but it is being replaced by the Morgan Stanley Global Sustain and AB Sustainable Global Thematic funds, which are more restrictive of the industries they allow.
  • Vontobel Clean Technology (04/01/2020) - The Vontobel fund is still a good fund, although it has been replaced by Nordea Global Climate & Environment, which invests in a wide range of themes, and thus in more sectors and industries.
  • GAM Multistock Japan Equity (03/11/2020) - The GAM fund is still a good fund, but due to the significant reduction in its level of assets under management in recent months, we have decided to look for a better alternative.
  • Robeco BP Global Premium Equities (03/11/2020) - Loss of consistency due to the discreet trend in its profitability after shifting its position to more of a value style at levels not seen in the past since being taken over by the new management team (2008).