Fact sheet: FL M&G Optimal Income Pn

Fund information
Fund name
FL M&G Optimal Income Pn
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Richard Woolnoughsince 08/12/2006
  • Stefan Isaacssince 08/12/2006
Underlying fund
M&G Optimal Income
Fund objective
M&G state that the aim of the fund is to generate a total return based on exposure to optimal income streams in investment markets through strategic asset allocation and specific stock selection. The fund will be at least 50% invested in debt instruments, but may also invest in other assets including collective investment schemes, money market instruments, cash, near cash, deposits, equities and derivatives. Derivative instruments may be used for both investment purposes and efficient portfolio management.
Benchmark
  • IA Sterling Strategic Bond
Investment style
None
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
7.2%
1 Year rank in sector
9/168
Sector
PN Sterling Strategic Bond
Yield
-
Fund size
£6m (£5m 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.
33
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA32.2%
    UK23.3%
    Germany22.1%
    France6.5%
    Italy2.6%
  • Government Bonds20.7%
    Telecommunications14.5%
    Banks12.3%
    Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities7.4%
    Media6.1%
  • US Corporate Fixed Interest29.7%
    UK Corporate Fixed Interest21.7%
    German Government Fixed Interest12.8%
    French Corporate Fixed Interest5.8%
    Global Index Linked4.7%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0%1%3.7%7.2%15.7%48.9%
Sector-1%-1.6%2.8%4.5%12.4%39.8%
Rank within sector14 / 1727 / 17233 / 1729 / 16840 / 15546 / 143
Quartile1st1st1st1st2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund7.7%0.5%6.4%8.9%15.8%
Sector5.3%0.7%5.6%5.9%15.8%
Rank within sector14 / 16889 / 16350 / 15535 / 15180 / 143
Quartile1st3rd2nd1st3rd
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.
0.45
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.
0.4
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%.
3.86
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.
0.34
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.
0.73
Price movement
52 week high220.7
52 week low197
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price219.8
Region
1USA32.23%
2UK23.29%
3Germany22.11%
4France6.53%
5Italy2.59%
6Money Market2.56%
7Netherlands2.1%
8Mexico1.45%
9Spain1.2%
Industry sector
1Government Bonds20.74%
2Telecommunications14.51%
3Banks12.26%
4Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities7.41%
5Media6.1%
6Equities5.02%
7Insurance4.27%
8Electronics3.77%
9Utilities3.48%
Asset type
1US Corporate Fixed Interest29.69%
2UK Corporate Fixed Interest21.71%
3German Government Fixed Interest12.84%
4French Corporate Fixed Interest5.76%
5Global Index Linked4.71%
6German Corporate Fixed Interest3.64%
7Money Market2.56%
8Dutch Corporate Fixed Interest1.92%
9US Equities1.88%
Individual holdings
1GERMANY(FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 0.5% BDS 13/10/17 EUR10003.46%
2GERMANY(FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) FRN 23/02/18 EUR0.01 1652.33%
3GERMANY(FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 0.25% BDS 13/04/18 EUR1002.32%
4GERMANY(FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 0.5% BDS 07/04/17 EUR1002.3%
5GERMANY(FEDERAL REPUBLIC) 1.75% ILN 15/04/20 EUR0.012.09%
6GERMANY(FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) IDX/LKD 15/04/18 EUR10001.87%
7VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 4.672% NTS 15/03/55 USD20001.46%
8VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 5.012% BDS 21/08/54 USD20001.46%
9TREASURY 1% GILT 07/09/17 GBP0.011.28%
Management
Fund manager group
Friends Life
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
M&G state that the aim of the fund is to generate a total return based on exposure to optimal income streams in investment markets through strategic asset allocation and specific stock selection. The fund will be at least 50% invested in debt instruments, but may also invest in other assets including collective investment schemes, money market instruments, cash, near cash, deposits, equities and derivatives. Derivative instruments may be used for both investment purposes and efficient portfolio management.
Benchmark
  • IA Sterling Strategic Bond
Investment style
None
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Richard Woolnough08/12/2006Richard Woolnough joined M&G in January 2004 and is fund manager of the M&G Optimal Income Fund, the M&G Corporate Bond Fund and the M&G Strategic Corporate Bond Fund, three of the company's flagship fixed interest funds. Richard began his career at Lloyds Merchant Bank in 1985, moving to Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali two years later, followed by SG Warburg. In 1995, he became a fund manager at Old Mutual. Richard graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Economics.
Stefan Isaacs08/12/2006Stefan Isaacs is Deputy Head of Retail Fixed Interest for M&G's mutual fund range. He joined M&G as a graduate in 2001 and was subsequently promoted to corporate bond dealer specialising in high yield bonds and euro-denominated credit. Stefan joined the fund management team in 2006 and was appointed fund manager of the M&G European Corporate Bond Fund in April 2007 and the M&G Global High Yield Bond Fund in October 2010. Stefan is also deputy fund manager of the M&G Optimal Income Fund, the M&G European High Yield Fund and the M&G Global Floating Rate High Yield Fund.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
FL M&G Optimal Income Pn
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.63%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price219.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF4N0
FL M&G Optimal Income Pn Inet
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.63%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.79%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price193.99
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFFB5
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