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M&G Group, Laurence Pountney Hill, London, EC4R 0HH
0800 328 3196 (Dealing)
20 7626 4588 (Enquiries)
0870 043 4200 (Fax Number)
0800 328 3191 (IFA Support)
0800 390 390 (Main Number)

info@mandg.co.uk

Fund managers

* Juan Nevado21-Jan-2011 to Present
 
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* Tony Finding»21-Jan-2011 to Present
Craig Moran»25-Jan-2011 to Present
George Tsinonis»03-Dec-2009 to 24-Jan-2011


Investment objectives

The Fund aims to deliver positive total returns in any three year period from a flexibly managed portfolio of global assets. There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve a positive return over this, or any other, period and investors may not recoup the original amount they invested.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 180 / 198 140 / 168
Quartile 4 4

Fund ratings

BLANKMstar OBSR
Analyst
(Qualitative)
n/aS&P Rating
(Qualitative)
FE Crown Rating: 1 FE Crown Rating
(Quantitative)

Ratios

  1y 3y
Volatility 4.64 4.64
Alpha -3.79 -3.79
Beta 0.89 0.89
Sharpe 1.51 1.51
Info Ratio -1.59 -1.59
R2 0.56 0.56
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Flexible Investment»
performance chart
chart
    1y3y5y12m-24m24m-36m36m-48m48m-60m
ACC +10.6+34.3n/a+5.3+15.3-4.3n/a
  FLEXIBLE INVESTMENT   +15.3+47.2+62.8+4.9+21.6-3.7+14.9
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf M&G DYNAMIC ALLOCATION C ACC EUR ACC 14.08 (EUR) 29-Aug-2014 0.65 0.92% GYE9 B56D9Q6
pdf M&G DYNAMIC ALLOCATION C INC EUR INC 14.08 (EUR) 29-Aug-2014 0.65 n/a KJ1Y BK6MCH0
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf M&G DYNAMIC ALLOCATION A ACC EUR ACC 13.49 (EUR) 29-Aug-2014 n/a 1.93% GYE8 B56H1S4
pdf M&G DYNAMIC ALLOCATION A INC EUR INC 13.48 (EUR) 29-Aug-2014 0.02 1.93% JCZY B96BHM0
pdf M&G DYNAMIC ALLOCATION B ACC EUR ACC 10.85 (EUR) 29-Aug-2014 n/a 2.42% JD0F B8DC912

The Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) shows the drag on performance caused by operational expenses associated with a fund.

Expenses which are represented by this figure include payments to the manager, the trustee the custodian and their representatives. The figure also includes registration, regulatory, audit and legal fees, and the costs of distribution.

Performance fees, transaction costs, interest on borrowing, costs associated with derivatives, entry and exit fees and soft commissions are not included in the OCF calculation, and should be factored in separately by the investor.

The OCF is calculated by taking the sum of these expenses incurred in the last 12 months and dividing this by the average net assets of that class for the last 12 months.

Total Expense Ratio (TER) is a formula designed to show the ongoing costs to the investor associated with a fund, including some charges which are not factored into the annual management fee. In addition the fund’s annual fee, charges such as trading fees, audit and legal fees, and operational expenses are included in the TER, which is worked out by dividing the total cost of the fund by its total assets to arrive at a percentage.

Unlike the Ongoing Charges Figure, the TER takes into account performance fees. It does not include transaction costs paid to the custodian.

Detailed fund information
Fund type flag UK Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC)
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£510.1m / $847.0m (31-Jul-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan  Launch03-Dec-2009
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyn/a
Dealing timesn/a
Minimum initial€ 1,000
Minimum additional€ 75
Initial charge4.00%
Annual management charge1.75%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryNational Westminster Bank plc
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services (UK) Ltd
Multi-Managern/a
Indexn/a
Dividend policyJan 01, Apr 01 (Final), Jul 01, Oct 01
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Global Mixed Asset n/a Flexible Investment
Largest holdings, 31-Jul-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
EURO CURRENCY 47.31 1 - -
UNITED STATES OF AMER TREAS BILLS TB 04/09/14 USD1000 4.61 2 - -
UNITED STATES OF AMER TREAS BONDS 2.875% BDS 15/05/43 USD1000 4.11 3 - -
SOUTH AFRICA(REPUBLIC OF) 8% BDS 21/12/18 ZAR1 4.06 4 - -
PORTUGUESE OT`S 4.75% BDS 14/06/19 EUR0.01 3.41 5 - -
M&G GLOBAL REAL ESTATE SECURITIES C ACC EUR 3.08 6 * -
SPAIN(KINGDOM OF) 4.4% BDS 31/10/23 EUR1000 2.88 7 - -
MEXICO(UNITED MEXICAN STATES) 8% BDS 07/12/2023 MXN`M20` 2.75 8 - -
M&G GLOBAL CONVERTIBLES A ACC GBP 2.32 9 * -
MEXICO(UNITED MEXICAN STATES) 7.75% NTS 13/11/42 MXN100000 2.10 10 - -
Total76.63 
Regional weightings, 31-May-2014
Region(%)Rank 
Money Market61.091 61.09% Money Market
Others11.802 11.80% Others
USA11.003 11.00% USA
Corporate Bonds Investment Grade,Convertibles & Property 7.004 7.00% Corporate Bonds Investment Grade,Convertibles & Property
Europe5.815 5.81% Europe
UK1.876 1.87% UK
Asia Pacific ex Japan1.437 1.43% Asia Pacific ex Japan
Total100.00 
Sector weightings, 31-Jul-2014
Sector(%)Rank 
BBB35.721 35.72% BBB
A32.232 32.23% A
AA17.903 17.90% AA
BB14.154 14.15% BB
Total100.00 

All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested. Performance figures are shown in Sterling unless otherwise specified.

 
 
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Asset allocation

Cash, 57.19%
57.1900% ofCash
Government Bonds OTHER, 11.00%
11.0000% ofGovernment Bonds OTHER
Equity US, 6.63%
6.6300% ofEquity US
Government Bonds EUROPE, 6.45%
6.4500% ofGovernment Bonds EUROPE
Government Bonds US, 4.15%
4.1500% ofGovernment Bonds US
Government Bonds ASIA PACIFIC ex JAPAN, 3.33%
3.3300% ofGovernment Bonds ASIA PACIFIC ex JAPAN
Corporate Bonds Investment Grade, 2.32%
2.3200% ofCorporate Bonds Investment Grade
Convertible Bonds, 2.32%
2.3200% ofConvertible Bonds
Equity UK, 2.15%
2.1500% ofEquity UK
Property, 2.02%
2.0200% ofProperty
Government Bonds UK, 1.00%
1.0000% ofGovernment Bonds UK
Equity OTHER, 0.75%
0.7500% ofEquity OTHER
Other, 0.59%
0.5900% ofOther
Equity ASIA PACIFIC ex JAPAN, 0.10%
0.1000% ofEquity ASIA PACIFIC ex JAPAN

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