Fact sheet: FL F&C Strategic Bond Pn

Fund information
Fund name
FL F&C Strategic Bond Pn S1
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Keith Pattonsince 01/12/2012
  • Rebecca Seabrooksince 19/11/2009
Underlying fund
F&C Strategic Bond
Fund objective
F&C state that the fund's objective is to generate income. The fund seeks to achieve this by investing mainly in corporate bonds issued by companies and other non-governmental organisations from the major corporate bond markets. The fund may also invest in fixed interest securities issued by governments. The fund normally hedges currency exposure back to Sterling. In addition to investing in investment grade securities (typically those with an independently assessed credit worthiness rating of AAA to BBB) the fund will invest in high yield securities (typically those with a lower credit rating of BB and below or without a credit rating). The benchmark of the fund is 50% iBoxx Sterling Non-Gilt All Stock and 50% IMA UK Other Bonds.
Benchmark
  • IA Sterling Strategic Bond
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
3.2%
1 Year rank in sector
125/168
Sector
PN Sterling Strategic Bond
Yield
-
Fund size
£41m (£25m 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.
32
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK99.1%
    Money Market0.9%
  • Consumer Goods20.3%
    Banks20%
    Telecommunications10.3%
    Non-Cyclical Goods10.2%
    Industrials8.6%
  • UK Fixed Interest99.1%
    Money Market0.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0%0.1%2%3.2%10.6%44.5%
Sector-0.9%-1.7%2.7%4.3%12.3%39.6%
Rank within sector16 / 17219 / 172125 / 172125 / 168112 / 15565 / 143
Quartile1st1st3rd3rd3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund4.1%2%4.1%4.2%23%
Sector5.3%0.7%5.6%5.9%15.8%
Rank within sector125 / 16854 / 163117 / 155108 / 1519 / 143
Quartile3rd2nd4th3rd1st
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.
0.4
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.
0.72
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
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%.
2.93
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.
1.99
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.
-0.36
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.
0.62
Price movement
52 week high201.6
52 week low187.7
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price200.7
Region
1UK99.1%
2Money Market0.9%
Industry sector
1Consumer Goods20.32%
2Banks20.02%
3Telecommunications10.31%
4Non-Cyclical Goods10.21%
5Industrials8.62%
6Mortgage & Secured Bonds7.23%
7Insurance6.94%
8Others5.84%
9Government Bonds5.15%
Asset type
1UK Fixed Interest99.1%
2Money Market0.9%
Individual holdings
1TREASURY 1.75% GILT 22/01/17 GBP0.014.5%
2CORSAIR JERSEY LTD 314 5.697% 24 MAR 20171.8%
3PARAGON GROUP OF COMPANIES 7% CALL SUB NTS 20/4/17 GBP(VAR)1.7%
4HETA ASSET RESOLUTION AG 2.375% BDS 13/12/22 EUR1000001.3%
5BHARTI AIRTEL 4% BDS 10/12/18 EUR1000001.2%
6EXPEDIA INC 2.5% BDS 03/06/22 EUR1000001.2%
7CVS GROUP PLC1%
8CPUK 7.239% 28 FEB 20240.9%
9DIAMOND 1 FIN/DIAMOND 20.9%
Management
Fund manager group
Friends Life
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
F&C state that the fund's objective is to generate income. The fund seeks to achieve this by investing mainly in corporate bonds issued by companies and other non-governmental organisations from the major corporate bond markets. The fund may also invest in fixed interest securities issued by governments. The fund normally hedges currency exposure back to Sterling. In addition to investing in investment grade securities (typically those with an independently assessed credit worthiness rating of AAA to BBB) the fund will invest in high yield securities (typically those with a lower credit rating of BB and below or without a credit rating). The benchmark of the fund is 50% iBoxx Sterling Non-Gilt All Stock and 50% IMA UK Other Bonds.
Benchmark
  • IA Sterling Strategic Bond
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Keith Patton01/12/2012Keith plays a leading role in developing multi fixed income solutions across the group. Prior to joining the group in 2012 and after a brief period at Brevan Howard (the macro hedge fund) he became the global head of fixed income for UBS Wealth Management in Zurich and a member of the global asset allocation committee within the investment office. Keith began his career with the United Bank of Kuwait in 1990 as a global fixed income manager, moving to Robert Fleming in 1995 as a portfolio manager and head of European fixed income strategy. In 1997 he became a senior member of the fixed income team at Morgan Grenfell (rebranded Deutsche Asset Management) where he was a managing director and head of European fixed income strategy. In 2005 the DeAM London team was sold to Aberdeen Asset Management where he became the head of portfolio and product management. Keith has extensive experience in fixed income, asset allocation and portfolio construction roles and has managed portfolios on behalf of large corporations, central banks and government agencies. Keith graduated in 1989 from South Bank University in London with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies (specialising in Finance). He completed the Investment Management Programme at the London Business School in 1991.
Rebecca Seabrook19/11/2009Rebecca has over 14 years of investment experience and is co-Head of UK Credit. She joined F&C in 2001 from Rothschild Asset Management. Rebecca has a BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wales and is a member of UK Society of Investment Professionals.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
FL F&C Strategic Bond Pn S1
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.09%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price200.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeLR80
FL F&C Strategic Bond Pn S2
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.25%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.02%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price200.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeAEK8
FL F&C Strategic Bond Pn S2 Inet
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.34%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price175.28
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeOQ45
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