BlueBay Global High Yield ESG Bond Fund

Key documents


    The BlueBay Global High Yield ESG Bond Fund is designed to invest in high yield bonds globally, combined with environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.

    Sustainability-related disclosure

    The Fund’s benchmark (ICE BofA Merrill Lynch Global High Yield Investment Grade Countries Index) does not implement any of the ESG specific considerations which apply to the fund and is therefore used for performance comparison only.


     lux-label-esg-100 Investors must not rely on the LuxFLAG Label with regard to investor protection issues and LuxFLAG cannot incur any liability related to financial performance of the BlueBay Global High Yield ESG Bond Fund.
    The LuxFLAG ESG Label is valid for the period ending on 30 September 2023.


    This is a marketing communication. There are several risks associated with investing in this product. Please refer to the prospectus of the fund and to the KIID available on this website before making any final investment decisions.

    ESG investing: our approach

    RBC BlueBay believes that ESG factors can potentially have a material impact on an issuer’s long-term financial performance. Given the limited upside (and potentially significant downside) of fixed income investments, the focus of our ESG analysis is on understanding downside risks.

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    Investment approach

    An actively-managed, long-only strategy
    A deep, fundamental research-orientated approach which focuses on bottom-up security selection and has capital preservation at its core
    Explicitly and proactively incorporating ESG considerations into credit and risk analysis
    Utilises negative and norms based screening, full integration into credit analysis process and ongoing corporate engagement to achieve ESG goals
    Top down macro inputs help inform regional allocations, thematic credit strategies and overall beta within the portfolio
    BlueBay believes that taking into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors is an important aspect of the investment process. As such, ESG integration – the systematic review of material ESG investment risks, is applied across all our funds. We have been a UN-PRI signatory since 2013
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    Tim Leary

    Senior Portfolio Manager, Leveraged Finance

    Tim joined RBC BlueBay in January 2012 and is a Senior Portfolio Manager across several global leveraged finance and ESG strategies based in the Stamford, Connecticut, office. Tim joined RBC BlueBay as Head of Trading, North America within the Global Leveraged Finance Group, before being promoted to portfolio manager in January 2017. Prior to RBC BlueBay he was a director in high yield and distressed credit trading at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Before joining RBS, Tim spent three years as an analyst on the leveraged loan trading desk at Bear, Stearns & Co. Tim holds a BS in Business Administration with Finance concentration from Fordham University.

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    Andrzej Skiba

    Partner, Head of US Credit, Leveraged Finance

    Andrzej joined RBC BlueBay in February 2005 and is a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for the Developed Markets team and is based in RBC BlueBay's office in Stamford, Connecticut. In 2013, Andrzej moved to the US from London to oversee the buildout of global investment grade capability. This followed a period from 2009, where he was a portfolio manager responsible for corporate investments within RBC BlueBay’s IG strategies. Andrzej spent his first four years at RBC BlueBay as a credit analyst covering the TMT, utilities and retail sectors for the Investment Grade team. Prior to RBC BlueBay, Andrzej worked for Goldman Sachs as a credit analyst covering European investment grade telecom, media and utility sectors. Andrzej holds a BSc (Hons) in Management and International Business Economics from UMIST and is a CFA charterholder.

    Note: Andrzej is counted in both the Investment Grade and Global Leveraged Finance groups.

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    Justin Jewell

    Partner, Head of European High Yield, Leveraged Finance

    Justin is a Partner and Head of European High Yield within RBC BlueBay’s Global Leveraged Finance Group. Justin joined RBC BlueBay in 2009 as Head of High Yield Trading before moving into portfolio management in early 2012. He started his career at UBS in 2002 and was last Director of High Yield and Distressed trading in Europe. Justin holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.