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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

* Richard Woolnough20-Feb-2004 to Present
Ben Lord» 01-Jan-2007 to Present

Investment objectives

The fund aims to maximise total return (the combination of income and growth of capital).

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 78 / 106 63 / 91
Quartile 3 3

Fund ratings

GoldMstar OBSR
FE Crown Rating: 3 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 3.71 4.60
Alpha -0.94 0.16
Beta 1.05 0.98
Sharpe 1.11 0.88
Info Ratio -0.48 -0.01
R2 0.91 0.91
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Sterling Corporate Bond»
performance chart
ACC +7.9+22.2+42.0+2.4+10.6+7.8+7.8
  STERLING CORPORATE BOND   +9.1+23.3+38.9+1.0+11.9+5.3+6.9
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf M&G STRATEGIC CORPORATE BOND I ACC GBP ACC 1141.33 (p) 24-Dec-2014 3.53 0.66% 0ZFW B7J4YT8
pdf M&G STRATEGIC CORPORATE BOND I INC GBP INC 1071.44 (p) 24-Dec-2014 3.53 0.66% 0ZFX B6VTPZ7
pdf M&G STRATEGIC CORPORATE BOND R ACC GBP ACC 113.63 (p) 24-Dec-2014 3.28 0.91% 0ZFY B4MQK81
pdf M&G STRATEGIC CORPORATE BOND R INC GBP INC 107.14 (p) 24-Dec-2014 3.28 0.91% 0ZFZ B558TQ2
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf M&G STRATEGIC CORPORATE BOND A INC GBP INC 73.85 (p) 24-Dec-2014 3.03 1.16% ZR19 3382802
pdf M&G STRATEGIC CORPORATE BOND X ACC GBP ACC 102.13 (p) 24-Dec-2014 2.78 1.41% ZR20 3382835
pdf M&G STRATEGIC CORPORATE BOND X INC GBP INC 73.82 (p) 24-Dec-2014 2.78 1.41% ZR21 3382824
pdf M&G STRATEGIC CORPORATE BOND A ACC GBP ACC 104.28 (p) 24-Dec-2014 3.03 1.16% ZR91 3382813

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£4,805.9m / $7,471.2m (31-Oct-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 10.0 Monthly Launch20-Feb-2004
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesMon-Fri 08:00 to 18:00
Minimum initial£ 500
Minimum additional£ 100
Initial charge3.00%
Annual management charge1.00%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryNational Westminster Bank plc
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services (UK) Ltd
Dividend policyMar 01, Jun 01, Sep 01 (Final), Dec 01
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
United Kingdom Fixed Interest Corporate Sterling Corporate Bond
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
WELLS FARGO BANK NA 5.25% SUBORD NTS 01/08/23 GBP50000 1.21 1 - -
LLOYDS BANK PLC 5.125% NTS 07/03/25 GBP100000 1.11 2 - -
IMPERIAL TOBACCO FINANCE 9% GTD NTS 17/02/22 GBP50000 1.08 3 - -
AT&T INC 4.875% UNSEC BDS 01/06/44 GBP100000 0.84 4 - -
HSBC HLDGS CALL SUB 6.375%/FLTG RT NTS 18/10/22 GBP 0.79 5 - -
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NATL ASS 3.5% NTS 18/12/26 GBP1000 0.75 6 - -
TREASURY 4.25% GILT 07/03/36 GBP0.01 0.70 7 - *
TREASURY 4.25% GILT 07/06/2032 GBP0.01 0.66 8 - *
ORANGE SA 8.125% BDS 20/11/28 GBP1000 0.66 9 - -
TIME WARNER CABLE INC 5.25% BDS 15/07/42 GBP100000 0.63 10 - -
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
UK55.581 55.58% UK
USA18.192 18.19% USA
France7.453 7.45% France
Germany4.224 4.22% Germany
Netherlands2.705 2.70% Netherlands
Italy2.536 2.53% Italy
Spain2.197 2.19% Spain
Cash & Cash Equivalents1.768 1.76% Cash & Cash Equivalents
Mexico0.979 0.97% Mexico
Switzerland0.8610 0.86% Switzerland
Not Specified0.7711 0.77% Not Specified
Ireland0.3912 0.39% Ireland
Norway0.3213 0.32% Norway
Canada0.2314 0.23% Canada
Australia0.2315 0.23% Australia
Finland0.2216 0.22% Finland
Bermuda0.2217 0.22% Bermuda
Belgium0.1918 0.19% Belgium
Portugal0.1919 0.19% Portugal
Denmark0.1720 0.17% Denmark
China0.1721 0.17% China
Singapore0.1522 0.15% Singapore
Luxembourg0.1223 0.12% Luxembourg
Cayman Islands0.0824 0.08% Cayman Islands
Croatia0.0625 0.06% Croatia
Sweden0.0426 0.04% Sweden
Hong Kong0.0427 0.04% Hong Kong
Sector weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Fixed Interest97.751 97.75% Fixed Interest
Money Market1.762 1.76% Money Market
Index Linked0.493 0.49% Index Linked

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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wwjd_andy Apr 25th, 2013 at 03:32 PM

Careful with those treasuries Mr Woolnough, with gilt yields so depressed, there is no room for error..


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Asset allocation

UK Corporate Fixed Interest, 51.99%
51.9900% ofUK Corporate Fixed Interest
US Corporate Fixed Interest, 17.44%
17.4400% ofUS Corporate Fixed Interest
French Corporate Fixed Interest, 6.84%
6.8400% ofFrench Corporate Fixed Interest
German Corporate Fixed Interest, 4.22%
4.2200% ofGerman Corporate Fixed Interest
UK Gilts, 4.13%
4.1300% ofUK Gilts
Dutch Corporate Fixed Interest, 2.70%
2.7000% ofDutch Corporate Fixed Interest
Italian Corporate Fixed Interest, 2.06%
2.0600% ofItalian Corporate Fixed Interest
Spanish Corporate Fixed Interest, 1.80%
1.8000% ofSpanish Corporate Fixed Interest
Cash & Cash Equivalents, 1.76%
1.7600% ofCash & Cash Equivalents
Swiss Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.82%
0.8200% ofSwiss Corporate Fixed Interest
Global Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.77%
0.7700% ofGlobal Corporate Fixed Interest
French Government Fixed Interest, 0.61%
0.6100% ofFrench Government Fixed Interest
Mexican Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.49%
0.4900% ofMexican Corporate Fixed Interest
Mexican Government Fixed Interest, 0.48%
0.4800% ofMexican Government Fixed Interest
Italian Government Fixed Interest, 0.47%
0.4700% ofItalian Government Fixed Interest
Irish Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.39%
0.3900% ofIrish Corporate Fixed Interest
Spanish Government Fixed Interest, 0.39%
0.3900% ofSpanish Government Fixed Interest
Norwegian Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.32%
0.3200% ofNorwegian Corporate Fixed Interest
Australian Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.23%
0.2300% ofAustralian Corporate Fixed Interest
Finnish Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.22%
0.2200% ofFinnish Corporate Fixed Interest
North American Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.22%
0.2200% ofNorth American Corporate Fixed Interest
US Government Fixed Interest, 0.21%
0.2100% ofUS Government Fixed Interest
Belgian Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.19%
0.1900% ofBelgian Corporate Fixed Interest
Danish Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.17%
0.1700% ofDanish Corporate Fixed Interest
Chilean Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.17%
0.1700% ofChilean Corporate Fixed Interest
Singapore Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.15%
0.1500% ofSingapore Corporate Fixed Interest
Canadian Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.15%
0.1500% ofCanadian Corporate Fixed Interest
Portuguese Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.15%
0.1500% ofPortuguese Corporate Fixed Interest
Luxembourg Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.12%
0.1200% ofLuxembourg Corporate Fixed Interest
Swedish Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.08%
0.0800% ofSwedish Corporate Fixed Interest
Canadian Government Fixed Interest, 0.08%
0.0800% ofCanadian Government Fixed Interest
American Emerging Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.08%
0.0800% ofAmerican Emerging Corporate Fixed Interest
European Emerging Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.06%
0.0600% ofEuropean Emerging Corporate Fixed Interest
Hong Kong Corporate Fixed Interest, 0.04%
0.0400% ofHong Kong Corporate Fixed Interest
Polish Government Fixed Interest, 0.04%
0.0400% ofPolish Government Fixed Interest

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