The Fund aims to provide a return, from a combination of income and capital growth over the long term.
Performance target: To outperform the IA Sterling Strategic Bond sector average, after the deduction of charges, over any 5 year period.
The Fund invests in a global portfolio of bonds of any quality, including high yield (non-investment grade) bonds, issued by governments or companies. Where investments are made in assets in currencies other than the base currency of the Fund, the Fund will seek to hedge those assets back to the base currency to remove the risk of currency exchange rate movements.
The Fund may also hold other assets including bonds of other types from any issuer, preference shares, cash and money market instruments.
In certain market conditions, the Fund may invest more than 35% of its assets in government bonds issued by any one body.
The investment manager may use derivatives (complex financial instruments), including total return swaps, with the aim of making investment gains in line with the Fund’s objective, to reduce risk or to manage the Fund more efficiently.
The Fund is actively managed with reference to the IA Sterling Strategic Bond sector average, which is based on a peer group of broadly similar funds, as this forms the basis of the Fund’s performance target. The investment manager has complete freedom to choose individual investments for the Fund and to vary allocations between different types of bonds.
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ABOUT THIS FUND
- Seeks to provide returns through a combination of income and capital growth.
- Actively managed, the portfolio can be adapted quickly to suit the prevailing market environment.
- Aims to keep risk and liquidity at a desired level consistent with the fund's risk profile.