Fact sheet: Baring Strategic Bond

Fund information
Fund name
Baring Strategic Bond I Inc GBP
Fund manager company
Baring Asset Management Limite
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Guy Dunhamsince 02/03/2015
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long term capital growth together with income.
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
Strategic Investment
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
1 Year rank in sector
UT Global Bonds
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.
Fund size
£59m (£72m 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.
Bid price
Offer price
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Not Specified58.6%
    Global Emerging Markets39.7%
    Money Market1.7%
  • No data available.
  • Global Government Fixed Interest53.8%
    Global Emerging Market Fixed Interest39.7%
    Global High Yield Fixed Interest9.3%
    Global Investment Grade Fixed Interest5.4%
    Money Market1.7%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Rank within sector44 / 7054 / 7060 / 7061 / 6449 / 58-
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Rank within sector65 / 6847 / 6216 / 5942 / 56-
Risk statistics
?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.
?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.
?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.
?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%.
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.
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.
?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.
Price movement
52 week high118.1
52 week low113.6
Current bid price117.8
Current offer price118
Current mid price-
1Not Specified58.6%
2Global Emerging Markets39.7%
3Money Market1.7%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1Global Government Fixed Interest53.8%
2Global Emerging Market Fixed Interest39.7%
3Global High Yield Fixed Interest9.3%
4Global Investment Grade Fixed Interest5.4%
5Money Market1.7%
6Alternative Investment Strategies-9.9%
Individual holdings
1POLAND(STATE TREASURY OF) 4.0% BDS 25/10/23 PLN100010.5%
5SPAIN(KINGDOM OF) 3.75% BDS 31/10/18 EUR10007.5%
6ITALY(REPUBLIC OF) 3.5% BDS 01/06/18 USD10006.8%
7ITALY(REPUBLIC OF) 0.45% BDS 01/06/21 EUR10005.9%
8TREASURY 1% GILT 07/09/17 GBP0.015.3%
9TREASURY 3.5% GILT 22/01/45 GBP5.1%
Fund manager group
Fund manager company
Baring Asset Management Limite
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long term capital growth together with income.
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
Strategic Investment
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund managers
Guy Dunham02/03/2015Guy joined Barings in April as the Head of Global Aggregate and is responsible for managing a new Strategic Bond product and leading our Global Portfolio Construction Group. Prior to joining Barings, Guy worked for HSBC Global Asset Management where for three years he was the Head of Global Fixed Income and headed a team of 14 people. He also worked at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel as the Head of Portfolio Management and from 2000 to 2009 Guy held a variety of roles at J.P. Morgan including Head of UK and European Rates Strategy. Guy has also held the position of portfolio manager at Fleming Asset Management and Lazard Brothers Asset Management. Guy started his career as an Actuarial Analyst at Towers Perrin in 1986. Guy has an MA (Cantab) in Mathematics from Clare College, Cambridge University.
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ireland
Baring Strategic Bond GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.37%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.3%
Bid price117.5
Offer price123.6
Mid price-
Price updated20/10/2016
Institutional or retail classRetail
Citi codeBO35
Baring Strategic Bond I Inc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.77%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.74%
Bid price117.8
Offer price118
Mid price-
Price updated20/10/2016
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Citi codeG60D
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