The Global Short-term Fixed Income Fund (Dimensional) aims to maximise current income while preserving the value of investments. The fund is managed on a discretionary basis and invests in high quality debt such as bonds, commercial paper, bank and corporate debt. This debt is issued by governments, other public bodies and companies from developed countries and, at the time of purchase, this debt is generally rated at least AA- or Aa3 long-term by the major rating agencies. The fund will generally maintain an average maturity of its investments to five years or less. The fund may use derivatives to manage risk, reduce costs or improve returns.