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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)

Fund managers

* Steven Andrew12-Nov-2010 to Present
Tony Finding»11-Nov-2010 to Present

Investment objectives

The Fund’s objective is to generate a high and rising level of income over time through investment in a diversified range of assets. Subject to this, the Fund aims to provide capital growth over the long term.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 1 / 198 30 / 168
Quartile 1 1

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 5 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 5.21 5.96
Alpha 6.73 1.57
Beta 0.98 1.05
Sharpe 1.75 1.08
Info Ratio 1.80 0.63
R2 0.52 0.74
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares»
performance chart
ACC +12.5+30.6n/a+6.1+9.4+5.9n/a
  MIXED INVESTMENT 20%-60% SHARES   +4.9+23.8+32.0+8.2+9.0-1.8+8.6
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf M&G EPISODE INCOME I ACC GBP ACC 1250.94 (p) 19-Dec-2014 3.33 0.83% 0ZEI B4QHRP6
pdf M&G EPISODE INCOME I INC GBP INC 1151.45 (p) 19-Dec-2014 3.40 0.83% 0ZEJ B7FSJ22
pdf M&G EPISODE INCOME R ACC GBP ACC 124.58 (p) 19-Dec-2014 3.33 1.03% 0ZEK B7P0906
pdf M&G EPISODE INCOME R INC GBP INC 114.71 (p) 19-Dec-2014 3.40 1.03% 0ZEL B7JL3W5
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf M&G EPISODE INCOME A ACC ACC 138.68 (p) 19-Dec-2014 3.33 1.53% LKK5 B48VC62
pdf M&G EPISODE INCOME A INC INC 119.42 (p) 19-Dec-2014 3.40 1.53% LKK6 B4054K0
pdf M&G EPISODE INCOME X ACC ACC 138.69 (p) 19-Dec-2014 3.33 1.53% LKK7 B435DP5
pdf M&G EPISODE INCOME X INC INC 119.43 (p) 19-Dec-2014 3.40 1.53% LKK8 B3ZMYD2

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£274.1m / $428.0m (31-Oct-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 10.0 Monthly Launch11-Nov-2010
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyn/a
Dealing timesn/a
Minimum initial£ 500
Minimum additional£ 100
Initial charge4.00%
Annual management charge1.35%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryNational Westminster Bank plc
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services (UK) Ltd
Dividend policyJan 01, Feb 01, Mar 01, Apr 01, May 01, Jun 01 (Final), Jul 01, Aug 01, Sep 01, Oct 01, Nov 01, Dec 01
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Global Mixed Asset Risk targeted multi-asset solution Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Convertible Bonds, Corporate Bonds Investment Grade, Corporate Bonds High Yield, Government Bonds Ot30.981 30.98% Convertible Bonds, Corporate Bonds Investment Grade, Corporate Bonds High Yield, Government Bonds Ot
USA23.522 23.52% USA
UK19.763 19.76% UK
Asia Pacific ex Japan15.834 15.83% Asia Pacific ex Japan
Europe5.485 5.48% Europe
Money Market1.786 1.78% Money Market
Equity Other1.577 1.57% Equity Other
Japan1.088 1.08% Japan
Sector weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Equities47.971 47.97% Equities
Government Bonds31.492 31.49% Government Bonds
Corporate Bonds13.823 13.82% Corporate Bonds
Property4.944 4.94% Property
Cash1.785 1.78% Cash

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

Equity US, 18.35%
18.3500% ofEquity US
Equity UK, 14.72%
14.7200% ofEquity UK
Government Bonds OTHER, 12.22%
12.2200% ofGovernment Bonds OTHER
Government Bonds ASIA PACIFIC ex JAPAN, 9.05%
9.0500% ofGovernment Bonds ASIA PACIFIC ex JAPAN
Corporate Bonds Investment Grade, 7.79%
7.7900% ofCorporate Bonds Investment Grade
Equity ASIA PACIFIC ex JAPAN, 6.78%
6.7800% ofEquity ASIA PACIFIC ex JAPAN
Corporate Bonds High Yield, 6.03%
6.0300% ofCorporate Bonds High Yield
Equity EUROPE, 5.48%
5.4800% ofEquity EUROPE
Government Bonds US, 5.17%
5.1700% ofGovernment Bonds US
Government Bonds UK, 5.04%
5.0400% ofGovernment Bonds UK
Property, 4.94%
4.9400% ofProperty
Cash, 1.78%
1.7800% ofCash
Equity OTHER, 1.57%
1.5700% ofEquity OTHER
Equity JAPAN, 1.08%
1.0800% ofEquity JAPAN

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