Fact sheet: Barclays Sterling Bond

Fund information
Fund name
Barclays Sterling Bond R Acc GBP
Fund manager company
Barclays
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Chris Bamfordsince 01/01/2011
Fund objective
The Fund seeks to achieve total return primarily through investment in Sterling denominated fixed income securities.
Benchmark
  • iBoxx Sterling Overall
Investment style
Strategic Investment
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
7.3%
1 Year rank in sector
8/77
Sector
UT Sterling Strategic Bond
Yield
-
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.82%
Fund size
£300m (£297m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
47
Mid price
76.18
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK75.4%
    Money Market12.7%
    France2.6%
    Luxembourg2.6%
    Netherlands2.6%
  • Government Bonds56.4%
    Financials14.5%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents12.7%
    Utilities3.4%
    Industrials2.9%
  • UK Fixed Interest75.4%
    Money Market12.7%
    Dutch Fixed Interest2.6%
    French Fixed Interest2.6%
    Luxembourg Fixed Interest2.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1%-6.7%3%7.3%20.7%27.2%
Sector-1.2%-3.2%2.7%4.7%12.4%32.6%
Rank within sector28 / 8375 / 8222 / 828 / 775 / 7152 / 60
Quartile2nd4th2nd1st1st4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund9%-0.1%12.2%-2.9%5.1%
Sector5.7%-0.3%6.8%2.6%12.6%
Rank within sector8 / 7744 / 749 / 7257 / 6459 / 61
Quartile1st3rd1st4th4th
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
0.12
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
1.43
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.39
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
6.59
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
4.82
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
0.37
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.51
Price movement
52 week high81.73
52 week low69.92
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price76.18
Region
1UK75.4%
2Money Market12.7%
3France2.6%
4Luxembourg2.6%
5Netherlands2.6%
6USA1.4%
7Australia1.1%
8Germany1%
9Belgium0.9%
Industry sector
1Government Bonds56.4%
2Financials14.5%
3Cash & Cash Equivalents12.7%
4Utilities3.4%
5Industrials2.9%
6Consumer Goods2.5%
7Fixed Interest2.4%
8Consumer Services2.1%
9Telecommunications1.7%
Asset type
1UK Fixed Interest75.4%
2Money Market12.7%
3Dutch Fixed Interest2.6%
4French Fixed Interest2.6%
5Luxembourg Fixed Interest2.6%
6US Fixed Interest1.4%
7Australian Fixed Interest1.1%
8German Fixed Interest1%
9Belgian Fixed Interest0.9%
Individual holdings
No data available.
Management
Fund manager group
Barclays
Fund manager company
Barclays
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The Fund seeks to achieve total return primarily through investment in Sterling denominated fixed income securities.
Benchmark
  • iBoxx Sterling Overall
Investment style
Strategic Investment
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Chris Bamford01/01/2011Chris Bamford – UK and Global Government Bonds. Christopher joined Barclays in May 2006 from Mitsubishi UFJ where he worked as a credit analyst. He is now responsible for Sterling and Global Government Fixed Income having previously been responsible for the team’s quantitative and risk processes. He has also spent time developing and integrating Fund Management Systems at Barclays. Chris holds a CFA Charter and a BSc in Mathematics and Economics and an MSc in Finance Investment from Durham University.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Barclays Sterling Bond A Acc
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.22%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price111.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL613
Barclays Sterling Bond A Dis
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.22%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price67.19
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL614
Barclays Sterling Bond B Dis
Initial charge2%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.14%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price67.99
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL615
Barclays Sterling Bond Inst Dis
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.85%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.47%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price67.14
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeL616
Barclays Sterling Bond M Dis
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.3%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.45%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.38%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price72.99
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeL617
Barclays Sterling Bond R Acc GBP
Initial charge2%
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price76.18
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI0TI
Barclays Sterling Bond R Dis GBP
Initial charge2%
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price69.62
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI0TJ
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