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Contact details

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

* Stefan Isaacs30-Sep-2010 to Present
* James Tomlins»01-Dec-2011 to Present
Jim Leaviss»01-Jul-2007 to 30-Sep-2010
David Fancourt»01-Aug-2000 to 30-Jun-2007
James Gledhill»01-Oct-1998 to 01-Aug-2000

Investment objectives

The Fund is designed to maximise total return (the combination of income and growth of capital) while generating a high level of income.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 15 / 24 14 / 21
Quartile 3 3

Fund ratings

BronzeMstar OBSR
FE Crown Rating: 2 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 4.02 5.36
Alpha -0.32 -0.36
Beta 1.18 1.12
Sharpe 0.00 1.30
Info Ratio 0.11 0.37
R2 0.74 0.88
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Sterling High Yield»
performance chart
ACC +0.2+27.5+34.6+6.6+19.3-3.9+9.8
  STERLING HIGH YIELD   +0.9+27.7+39.5+6.5+18.8-2.7+12.2
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND I ACC GBP ACC 1175.30 (p) 18-Dec-2014 5.45 0.81% 0ZEE B4Z1M21
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND I INC GBP INC 1053.53 (p) 18-Dec-2014 5.47 0.81% 0ZEF B6ZD1B3
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND R ACC GBP ACC 116.74 (p) 18-Dec-2014 5.10 1.16% 0ZEG B3ZG2Y1
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND R INC GBP INC 105.34 (p) 18-Dec-2014 5.11 1.16% 0ZEH B7K97Y8
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND CH INC EUR INC 12.76 (EUR) 18-Dec-2014 5.50 n/a KJ0Q BK6MBD9
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND CH INC USD INC 12.95 (USD) 18-Dec-2014 5.43 n/a KJ0R BK6MBG2
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND CH GR EUR ACC 12.98 (EUR) 18-Dec-2014 5.48 0.84% M2D3 B59GSR6
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND CH GR USD ACC 13.17 (USD) 18-Dec-2014 5.41 0.85% M2D4 B62CB46
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND AH GR INC EUR INC 11.89 (EUR) 18-Dec-2014 4.88 1.44% JD0C B3LTM88
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND BH GR ACC EUR ACC 10.52 (EUR) 18-Dec-2014 4.35 1.94% JD0J B90LG30
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND AH INC USD INC 12.69 (USD) 18-Dec-2014 4.83 n/a KJ0S BK6MBF1
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND A HEDGED GR EUR ACC 12.69 (EUR) 18-Dec-2014 4.86 1.44% M2D1 B60QYQ3
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND A HEDGED GR USD ACC 12.88 (USD) 18-Dec-2014 4.81 1.44% M2D2 B60PW55
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND A INC GBP INC 49.86 (p) 18-Dec-2014 4.85 1.41% MY15 3195710
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND A ACC GBP ACC 113.96 (p) 18-Dec-2014 4.84 1.41% MY22 3195721
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND X INC GBP INC 49.88 (p) 18-Dec-2014 4.85 1.41% PK21 3111040
pdf M&G GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND X ACC GBP ACC 114.03 (p) 18-Dec-2014 4.84 1.41% PK22 3111051

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£1,261.0m / $1,972.5m (31-Oct-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 10.0 Monthly Launch16-Oct-1998
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesn/a
Minimum initial£ 500
Minimum additional£ 100
Initial charge3.00%
Annual management charge1.25%
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 Fixed Interest Corporate Sterling High Yield
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
MATTERHORN MOBILE SA 6.75% BDS 15/05/19 CHF1000 REG S 1.65 1 - -
UPCB FINANCE II LTD 6.375% SNR NTS 01/07/20 EUR1000 REG S 1.19 2 - -
UNITYMEDIA KABELBW GMBH 9.5% NTS 15/03/21 EUR100000 REG S 1.17 3 - -
LOWELL GROUP FINANCING PLC 10.75% BDS 01/04/19 GBP1000 REG S 1.05 4 - -
REYNOLDS GROUP ISSUER INC/LLC/SA 5.75% BDS 15/10/20 USD1000 1.04 5 - -
CITIGROUP INC 5.95% UNDATED BDS USD1000 1.01 6 - -
UPCB FINANCE LTD 7.625% SNR SEC NTS 15/01/20 EUR`REG S` 1.00 7 - -
CABOT FINANCIAL LUXEMBOURG SA 10.375% BDS 01/10/19 GBP100000 REG S 0.96 8 - -
WYNN LAS VEGAS LLC/CORP 5.375% 1ST MTG NTS 15/03/22 USD1000 0.96 9 - -
ELLI FINANCE UK PLC 8.75% NTS 15/06/19 GBP100000 REG S 0.92 10 - -
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
USA32.661 32.66% USA
UK21.462 21.46% UK
Luxembourg9.083 9.08% Luxembourg
Netherlands4.274 4.27% Netherlands
Germany4.075 4.07% Germany
Cash & Cash Equivalents3.956 3.95% Cash & Cash Equivalents
Italy3.167 3.16% Italy
France3.108 3.10% France
Canada2.769 2.76% Canada
Ireland2.3610 2.36% Ireland
Mexico1.8311 1.83% Mexico
Spain1.8012 1.80% Spain
Switzerland1.7513 1.75% Switzerland
South Africa1.0314 1.03% South Africa
India0.8415 0.84% India
Sweden0.8316 0.83% Sweden
Norway0.7517 0.75% Norway
Chile0.6918 0.69% Chile
Croatia0.5419 0.54% Croatia
Barbados0.5220 0.52% Barbados
Belgium0.5221 0.52% Belgium
Poland0.4922 0.49% Poland
Greece0.4623 0.46% Greece
Czech Republic0.4024 0.40% Czech Republic
Austria0.2925 0.29% Austria
Brazil0.2726 0.27% Brazil
Indonesia0.0827 0.08% Indonesia
Sector weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Fixed Interest96.051 96.05% Fixed Interest
Money Market3.952 3.95% Money Market

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

US Fixed Interest, 32.66%
32.6600% ofUS Fixed Interest
UK Fixed Interest, 21.46%
21.4600% ofUK Fixed Interest
Luxembourg Fixed Interest, 9.08%
9.0800% ofLuxembourg Fixed Interest
Dutch Fixed Interest, 4.27%
4.2700% ofDutch Fixed Interest
German Fixed Interest, 4.07%
4.0700% ofGerman Fixed Interest
Cash & Cash Equivalents, 3.95%
3.9500% ofCash & Cash Equivalents
Italian Fixed Interest, 3.16%
3.1600% ofItalian Fixed Interest
French Fixed Interest, 3.10%
3.1000% ofFrench Fixed Interest
Canadian Fixed Interest, 2.76%
2.7600% ofCanadian Fixed Interest
Irish Fixed Interest, 2.36%
2.3600% ofIrish Fixed Interest
Mexican Fixed Interest, 1.83%
1.8300% ofMexican Fixed Interest
Spanish Fixed Interest, 1.80%
1.8000% ofSpanish Fixed Interest
Swiss Fixed Interest, 1.75%
1.7500% ofSwiss Fixed Interest
South African Fixed Interest, 1.03%
1.0300% ofSouth African Fixed Interest
Indian Fixed Interest, 0.84%
0.8400% ofIndian Fixed Interest
Swedish Fixed Interest, 0.78%
0.7800% ofSwedish Fixed Interest
Norwegian Fixed Interest, 0.75%
0.7500% ofNorwegian Fixed Interest
Chilean Fixed Interest, 0.69%
0.6900% ofChilean Fixed Interest
European Emerging Fixed Interest, 0.54%
0.5400% ofEuropean Emerging Fixed Interest
American Emerging Fixed Interest, 0.52%
0.5200% ofAmerican Emerging Fixed Interest
Belgian Fixed Interest, 0.52%
0.5200% ofBelgian Fixed Interest
Polish Fixed Interest, 0.49%
0.4900% ofPolish Fixed Interest
Greek Fixed Interest, 0.46%
0.4600% ofGreek Fixed Interest
Czech Fixed Interest, 0.40%
0.4000% ofCzech Fixed Interest
Austrian Fixed Interest, 0.29%
0.2900% ofAustrian Fixed Interest
Brazilian Fixed Interest, 0.27%
0.2700% ofBrazilian Fixed Interest
Indonesian Fixed Interest, 0.08%
0.0800% ofIndonesian Fixed Interest
Money Market, 0.05%
0.0500% ofMoney Market

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