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2 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7QP
020 7597 1919 (Fax Number)
0800 389 2299 (Main Number)

enquiries@investecmail.com

Fund managers

* John Stopford01-Nov-2006 to Present
 
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* Seamus Vasey»01-Nov-2013 to Present
Harsha Patel»01-Mar-2005 to 31-Aug-2009
Anna Lees-Jones»01-Jun-2004 to 30-Jun-2007
Michael Markham»01-Apr-2001 to 31-May-2004


Investment objectives

The Fund aims to provide an income. It invests around the world primarily in bonds (contracts to repay borrowed money which typically pay interest at fixed times) issued by governments or companies. The Fund may use derivatives (financial contracts whose value is linked to the price of an underlying asset) for investment purposes. The bonds invested in will primarily be of investment grade (high quality) as rated by credit rating agencies (companies that rate the ability of the issuers of bonds to repay borrowed money) but may also be below investment grade. The Fund may invest more than 35% of its assets in securities issued or guaranteed by an EEA state and has invested or currently invests more than 35% of its property in UK government bonds. The Fund is managed to minimise any currency risk (a form of risk that arises from the change in price of one currency against another) in sterling.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 63 / 69 57 / 57
Quartile 4 4

Fund ratings

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

Ratios

  1y 3y
Volatility 3.37 3.49
Alpha -4.20 -3.81
Beta 0.70 0.81
Sharpe 0.00 0.00
Info Ratio -2.77 -3.15
R2 0.87 0.85
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Sterling Strategic Bond»
performance chart
chart
    1y3y5y12m-24m24m-36m36m-48m48m-60m
INC -2.5+3.0+31.0+4.3+1.2+3.8+22.6
  STERLING STRATEGIC BOND   +3.0+20.2+65.1+11.7+4.4+5.6+30.1
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf INVESTEC STRATEGIC BOND I ACC GBP ACC 102.45 (p) 17-Apr-2014 3.94 0.60% 12GM B5W2R30
pdf INVESTEC STRATEGIC BOND S GR ACC GBP ACC 147.02 (p) 17-Apr-2014 3.94 0.10% EFZ1 B3FPFN8
pdf INVESTEC STRATEGIC BOND INST INC GBP INC 97.55 (p) 17-Apr-2014 3.94 0.60% GO45 3255885
pdf INVESTEC STRATEGIC BOND R ACC GBP ACC 98.53 (p) 17-Apr-2014 3.94 0.85% I3YJ B7MR643
pdf INVESTEC STRATEGIC BOND R INC GBP INC 94.58 (p) 17-Apr-2014 3.94 0.85% I3YK B7C2RB2
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf INVESTEC STRATEGIC BOND A ACC GBP ACC 227.16 (p) 17-Apr-2014 3.94 1.10% GO08 3107500
pdf INVESTEC STRATEGIC BOND A INC GBP INC 118.07 (p) 17-Apr-2014 3.94 1.10% GO40 3107867

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£140.7m / $236.1m (17-Apr-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 100.0 Monthly Launch07-Oct-1991
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesn/a
Minimum initial£ 1,000
Minimum additional£ 100
Initial charge3.50%
Annual management charge1.00%
Note to chargesAnnual Management Charges: max.;
Trustee / DepositaryState Street Trustees Limited
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services (UK) Ltd
Multi-Managern/a
Indexn/a
Dividend policyJan 01, Apr 01, Jul 01, Oct 01 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Global Fixed Interest Corporate, Mixed Sterling Strategic Bond
Largest holdings, 31-Mar-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
TREASURY 3.75% GILT 22/07/52 GBP0.01 17.20 1 - *
TREASURY 1.75% GILT 07/09/22 GBP 8.20 2 - *
ONTARIO(PROVINCE OF) 4% BDS 02/06/21 CAD1000 4.60 3 - -
INVESTEC EMERGING MARKETS LOCAL CURRENCY DYNAMIC DEBT S GR ACC USD 2.50 4 * -
INVESTEC EMERGING MARKETS LOCAL CURRENCY DYNAMIC DEBT S GR ACC GBP 2.50 5 * -
QATAR(STATE OF) 6.55% BDS 09/04/19 USD1000`144A` 2.20 6 - -
UNITED KINGDOM GILT INFLATION 7.7214% 26/07/2016 1.90 7 - -
CARLSBERG BREWERIES A/S 7.25 NOV 28 16 1.00 8 - -
CASINO GUICHARD-PERRACHON 4.481% NTS 12/11/18 EUR50000 1.00 9 - -
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 4.95% BDS 25/03/20 USD1000 1.00 10 - -
Total42.10 
Regional weightings, 31-Mar-2014
Region(%)Rank 
UK37.401 37.40% UK
USA12.402 12.40% USA
Cash and near cash6.403 6.40% Cash and near cash
Others5.704 5.70% Others
Germany5.305 5.30% Germany
Canada5.006 5.00% Canada
Emerging Markets Debt Funds4.907 4.90% Emerging Markets Debt Funds
Qatar2.908 2.90% Qatar
Italy2.709 2.70% Italy
France2.3010 2.30% France
United Arab Emirates1.7011 1.70% United Arab Emirates
Switzerland1.7012 1.70% Switzerland
South Africa1.7013 1.70% South Africa
Brazil1.5014 1.50% Brazil
Poland1.5015 1.50% Poland
Mexico1.2016 1.20% Mexico
Netherlands1.1017 1.10% Netherlands
Chile1.0018 1.00% Chile
Denmark1.0019 1.00% Denmark
Russian Federation0.9020 0.90% Russian Federation
Spain0.9021 0.90% Spain
Israel0.8022 0.80% Israel
Total100.00 
Sector weightings, 31-Mar-2014
Sector(%)Rank 
Investment Grade Corporate34.401 34.40% Investment Grade Corporate
Developed Market Sovereign30.902 30.90% Developed Market Sovereign
High Yield Corporate & High Yield Cds15.403 15.40% High Yield Corporate & High Yield Cds
Emerging Market Local Currency Debt & Emerging Market Hard Currency Debt6.104 6.10% Emerging Market Local Currency Debt & Emerging Market Hard Currency Debt
Cash6.005 6.00% Cash
Fixed Income Fund4.906 4.90% Fixed Income Fund
Developed Market Index Linked1.907 1.90% Developed Market Index Linked
FX0.408 0.40% FX
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

UK Fixed Interest, 37.40%
37.4000% ofUK Fixed Interest
US Fixed Interest, 12.40%
12.4000% ofUS Fixed Interest
Money Market, 6.40%
6.4000% ofMoney Market
Global Fixed Interest, 5.70%
5.7000% ofGlobal Fixed Interest
German Fixed Interest, 5.30%
5.3000% ofGerman Fixed Interest
Canadian Fixed Interest, 5.00%
5.0000% ofCanadian Fixed Interest
Global Emerging Market Fixed Interest, 4.90%
4.9000% ofGlobal Emerging Market Fixed Interest
GCC Fixed Interest, 4.60%
4.6000% ofGCC Fixed Interest
Italian Fixed Interest, 2.70%
2.7000% ofItalian Fixed Interest
French Fixed Interest, 2.30%
2.3000% ofFrench Fixed Interest
South African Fixed Interest, 1.70%
1.7000% ofSouth African Fixed Interest
Swiss Fixed Interest, 1.70%
1.7000% ofSwiss Fixed Interest
Brazilian Fixed Interest, 1.50%
1.5000% ofBrazilian Fixed Interest
Polish Fixed Interest, 1.50%
1.5000% ofPolish Fixed Interest
Mexican Fixed Interest, 1.20%
1.2000% ofMexican Fixed Interest
Dutch Fixed Interest, 1.10%
1.1000% ofDutch Fixed Interest
Chilean Fixed Interest, 1.00%
1.0000% ofChilean Fixed Interest
Danish Fixed Interest, 1.00%
1.0000% ofDanish Fixed Interest
Russian Fixed Interest, 0.90%
0.9000% ofRussian Fixed Interest
Spanish Fixed Interest, 0.90%
0.9000% ofSpanish Fixed Interest
Middle East & African Fixed Interest, 0.80%
0.8000% ofMiddle East & African Fixed Interest

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