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Contact details

Woolgate Exchange, 25 Basinghall St, London, EC2V 5HA
+44 (0)20 7597 1818 (Fax Number)
+44 (0)20 7597 1900 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* John Stopford01-Nov-2006 to Present
* 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 primarily through investment in high quality bonds. The portfolio will be managed to minimise any currency risk in Sterling, and derivatives may be used for investment purposes.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 68 / 69 57 / 57
Quartile 4 4

Fund ratings

NeutralMstar OBSR
FE Crown Rating: 1 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 2.56 3.27
Alpha -3.73 -3.08
Beta 0.94 0.78
Sharpe 0.00 0.00
Info Ratio -2.48 -2.61
R2 0.57 0.77
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Sterling Strategic Bond»
performance chart
INC +2.9+7.4+15.8-1.6+6.1-1.6+9.6
  STERLING STRATEGIC BOND   +7.2+24.1+41.1+4.2+11.1+1.2+12.4
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf INVESTEC STRATEGIC BOND I ACC GBP ACC 104.61 (p) 17-Sep-2014 4.25 0.60% 12GM B5W2R30
pdf INVESTEC STRATEGIC BOND S GR ACC GBP ACC 150.83 (p) 17-Sep-2014 4.25 0.10% EFZ1 B3FPFN8
pdf INVESTEC STRATEGIC BOND INST INC GBP INC 98.82 (p) 17-Sep-2014 4.25 0.60% GO45 3255885
pdf INVESTEC STRATEGIC BOND R ACC GBP ACC 100.45 (p) 17-Sep-2014 4.25 0.85% I3YJ B7MR643
pdf INVESTEC STRATEGIC BOND R INC GBP INC 95.70 (p) 17-Sep-2014 4.25 0.85% I3YK B7C2RB2
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf INVESTEC STRATEGIC BOND A ACC GBP ACC 231.35 (p) 17-Sep-2014 4.25 1.10% GO08 3107500
pdf INVESTEC STRATEGIC BOND A INC GBP INC 119.35 (p) 17-Sep-2014 4.25 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£114.5m / $185.6m (16-Sep-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
Dividend policyJan 01, Apr 01, Jul 01, Oct 01 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Global Fixed Interest Mixed Sterling Strategic Bond
Largest holdings, 31-Aug-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
UNITED KINGDOM GILT 3.75 JUL 22 52 23.80 1 - *
UNITED KINGDOM GILT 1.75 SEP 07 22 6.50 2 - *
PROVINCE OF QUEBEC CANADA 4.25 DEC 01 21 5.40 3 - -
NORWAY(KINGDOM OF) 3% BDS 14/03/24 NOK1000 1.50 7 - -
SRI LANKA(REPUBLIC OF) 6.25% NTS 27/07/21 USD1000 144A 1.40 8 - -
RSA 8% 21/12/2018 1.40 9 - -
BONOS DE LA TESORERIA DE LA RE 6 JAN 01 20 1.30 10 - -
Regional weightings, 31-Aug-2014
UK38.101 38.10% UK
Others9.002 9.00% Others
Brazil6.203 6.20% Brazil
Canada5.804 5.80% Canada
USA5.505 5.50% USA
Emerging Markets Debt Funds4.806 4.80% Emerging Markets Debt Funds
South Africa4.107 4.10% South Africa
Germany3.108 3.10% Germany
Cash and near cash2.709 2.70% Cash and near cash
Mexico2.5010 2.50% Mexico
Italy2.2011 2.20% Italy
Peru1.9012 1.90% Peru
Poland1.8013 1.80% Poland
France1.7014 1.70% France
Chile1.6015 1.60% Chile
Norway1.5016 1.50% Norway
Sri Lanka1.4017 1.40% Sri Lanka
Switzerland1.4018 1.40% Switzerland
Romania1.3019 1.30% Romania
Netherlands1.2020 1.20% Netherlands
Indonesia1.2021 1.20% Indonesia
Singapore1.0022 1.00% Singapore
Sector weightings, 31-Aug-2014
Developed Market Sovereign37.101 37.10% Developed Market Sovereign
Emerging Market Local Currency Debt & Emerging Market Hard Currency Debt20.502 20.50% Emerging Market Local Currency Debt & Emerging Market Hard Currency Debt
Investment Grade Corporate16.003 16.00% Investment Grade Corporate
High Yield Corporate & High Yield Cds15.404 15.40% High Yield Corporate & High Yield Cds
Fixed Income Fund4.805 4.80% Fixed Income Fund
Cash2.306 2.30% Cash
Developed Market Index Linked2.307 2.30% Developed Market Index Linked
Emerging Market Index Linked1.208 1.20% Emerging Market Index Linked
FX0.409 0.40% FX

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, 38.10%
38.1000% ofUK Fixed Interest
Global Fixed Interest, 9.00%
9.0000% ofGlobal Fixed Interest
Brazilian Fixed Interest, 6.20%
6.2000% ofBrazilian Fixed Interest
Canadian Fixed Interest, 5.80%
5.8000% ofCanadian Fixed Interest
US Fixed Interest, 5.50%
5.5000% ofUS Fixed Interest
Global Emerging Market Fixed Interest, 4.80%
4.8000% ofGlobal Emerging Market Fixed Interest
South African Fixed Interest, 4.10%
4.1000% ofSouth African Fixed Interest
German Fixed Interest, 3.10%
3.1000% ofGerman Fixed Interest
Money Market, 2.70%
2.7000% ofMoney Market
Mexican Fixed Interest, 2.50%
2.5000% ofMexican Fixed Interest
Italian Fixed Interest, 2.20%
2.2000% ofItalian Fixed Interest
Peruvian Fixed Interest, 1.90%
1.9000% ofPeruvian Fixed Interest
Polish Fixed Interest, 1.80%
1.8000% ofPolish Fixed Interest
French Fixed Interest, 1.70%
1.7000% ofFrench Fixed Interest
Chilean Fixed Interest, 1.60%
1.6000% ofChilean Fixed Interest
Norwegian Fixed Interest, 1.50%
1.5000% ofNorwegian Fixed Interest
Asia Pacific Emerging Fixed Interest, 1.40%
1.4000% ofAsia Pacific Emerging Fixed Interest
Swiss Fixed Interest, 1.40%
1.4000% ofSwiss Fixed Interest
European Emerging Fixed Interest, 1.30%
1.3000% ofEuropean Emerging Fixed Interest
Indonesian Fixed Interest, 1.20%
1.2000% ofIndonesian Fixed Interest
Dutch Fixed Interest, 1.20%
1.2000% ofDutch Fixed Interest
Singapore Fixed Interest, 1.00%
1.0000% ofSingapore Fixed Interest

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