Fact sheet: Barclays Sterling Corp Bond

Fund information
Fund name
Barclays Sterling Corporate 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 corporate debt securities.
Benchmark
  • iBoxx Sterling Non Gilt
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
5.9%
1 Year rank in sector
59/92
Sector
UT Sterling Corporate 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.
0.92%
Fund size
£237m (£243m 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.
36
Mid price
117
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Schroder Long Dated Corp Bond12.4%
Newton Long Corporate Bond11.4%
F&C Instl Lg Dtd Corp Bd11.1%
Henderson Inst Long Dat Cr11%
Fidelity Inst UK Lg Crp Bd10.5%
...more in UT Sterling Corporate Bond

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK64.2%
    USA8.1%
    Ireland4.8%
    France4.5%
    Netherlands4%
  • Financials50.4%
    Fixed Interest16.5%
    Industrials11.9%
    Consumer Services8.3%
    Utilities5.6%
  • UK Fixed Interest64.2%
    US Fixed Interest8.1%
    Irish Fixed Interest4.8%
    French Fixed Interest4.5%
    Dutch Fixed Interest4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.9%-4.6%2.5%5.9%18.2%36.9%
Sector-1.1%-4.4%2.6%6.3%17.7%34.2%
Rank within sector30 / 9750 / 9448 / 9459 / 9246 / 8738 / 71
Quartile2nd3rd3rd3rd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund7.4%-1.1%11.5%1.2%12.4%
Sector7.5%-0.3%10.1%0.2%12.1%
Rank within sector48 / 9276 / 9027 / 8730 / 7844 / 71
Quartile3rd4th2nd2nd3rd
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.
-0.23
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.
1.06
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.
0.32
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%.
5.66
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.
0.95
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.
0.04
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.
0.97
Price movement
52 week high123.3
52 week low108.4
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price117
Region
1UK64.2%
2USA8.1%
3Ireland4.8%
4France4.5%
5Netherlands4%
6Others3.8%
7Australia3.6%
8Germany3.2%
9Luxembourg2%
Industry sector
1Financials50.4%
2Fixed Interest16.5%
3Industrials11.9%
4Consumer Services8.3%
5Utilities5.6%
6Technology3.2%
7Oil & Gas2.9%
8Telecommunications1.9%
9Consumer Goods0.9%
Asset type
1UK Fixed Interest64.2%
2US Fixed Interest8.1%
3Irish Fixed Interest4.8%
4French Fixed Interest4.5%
5Dutch Fixed Interest4%
6Global Fixed Interest3.8%
7Australian Fixed Interest3.6%
8German Fixed Interest3.2%
9Luxembourg Fixed Interest2%
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 corporate debt securities.
Benchmark
  • iBoxx Sterling Non Gilt
Investment style
None
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 Corporate 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)1.21%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price114.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL477
Barclays Sterling Corporate 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)1.21%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price48.21
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL478
Barclays Sterling Corporate Bond M Dis
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.5%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.38%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price52.43
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL570
Barclays Sterling Corporate Bond R Acc GBP
Initial charge2%
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price117
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI1IJ
Barclays Sterling Corporate Bond R Dis GBP
Initial charge2%
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price49.03
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI1IK
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