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Fund information
Fund name
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond A (M) Dis USD
Fund manager company
Legg Mason Global Funds Plc
Fund type
OEIC
Fund manager
  • Western Asset Management Cosince 02/06/2009
Fund objective
The Fund seeks to achieve total return through income and capital appreciation by investing in debt securities that are rated A- or higher by S&P or other agencies, or equivalent quality, including corporations and supranational organisations whose long-term debt is rated A- or higher by S&P or other agencies, or equivalent quality. The Fund may invest in securities issued or guaranteed by national governments, their agencies, instrumentalities and political sub-divisions but the Fund will only invest in corporate debt securities that are senior securities, meaning they have priority over other securities in a claim against or the bankruptcy of the issuer.
Benchmark
  • BofA Merrill Lynch 1-10 Year U.S. Treasury TR
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
2.9%
1 Year rank in sector
216/287
Sector
FO Fixed Int - Global
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.
1.16%
Fund size
£35m (£33m 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.
67
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA45.8%
    UK14%
    Australia7.9%
    France6.1%
    Money Market5.2%
  • Banks32.3%
    Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods19.6%
    Energy10.2%
    Capital Goods5.5%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents5.2%
  • US Fixed Interest45.8%
    UK Fixed Interest14%
    Australian Fixed Interest7.9%
    French Fixed Interest6.1%
    Money Market5.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.2%0.6%1.8%2.9%4.8%10.7%
Sector-0.4%2.2%3.9%5.1%8.3%16%
Rank within sector119 / 304250 / 302248 / 300216 / 287158 / 227102 / 161
Quartile2nd4th4th4th3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund3%0.4%1.1%-1.3%7.3%
Sector5.9%-1.6%3.7%-1.6%8.2%
Rank within sector232 / 29671 / 276177 / 237101 / 20490 / 170
Quartile4th2nd3rd2nd3rd
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.
0.14
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.
0.52
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%.
1.69
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.
1.61
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.
-0.81
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.
0.64
Price movement
52 week high106.06
52 week low103.03
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price105.57
Region
1USA45.78%
2UK14.01%
3Australia7.85%
4France6.06%
5Money Market5.23%
6Switzerland4.23%
7Germany3.44%
8Netherlands2.87%
9Japan2.56%
Industry sector
1Banks32.31%
2Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods19.59%
3Energy10.21%
4Capital Goods5.47%
5Cash & Cash Equivalents5.23%
6Financials5.04%
7Others4.25%
8Fixed Interest3.57%
9Cyclical Consumer Goods3.27%
Asset type
1US Fixed Interest45.78%
2UK Fixed Interest14.01%
3Australian Fixed Interest7.85%
4French Fixed Interest6.06%
5Money Market5.23%
6Swiss Fixed Interest4.23%
7German Fixed Interest3.44%
8Dutch Fixed Interest2.87%
9Japanese Fixed Interest2.56%
Individual holdings
1UNITED STATES OF AMER TREAS NOTES 1.125% BDS 28/02/21 USD1003.62%
2SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CP 2.75% MTN 24/07/23 EUR10002.6%
3GE CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL FUNDING CO 2.342% MTN 15/11/20 USD10002.54%
4GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC 6.0% BDS 15/06/20 USD10002.06%
5WACHOVIA CORP NEW 5.75% MTN 01/02/18 USD1000 TR`32`1.95%
6DIAGEO CAPITAL 2.625% NTS 29/04/23 USD10001.87%
7Citigroup Inc.1.86%
8VIER GAS TRANSPORT GMBH 2.875% MTN 12/06/25 EUR10001.86%
9CHEVRON CORP 2.355% BDS 05/12/22 USD10001.83%
Management
Fund manager group
Legg Mason
Fund manager company
Legg Mason Global Funds Plc
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The Fund seeks to achieve total return through income and capital appreciation by investing in debt securities that are rated A- or higher by S&P or other agencies, or equivalent quality, including corporations and supranational organisations whose long-term debt is rated A- or higher by S&P or other agencies, or equivalent quality. The Fund may invest in securities issued or guaranteed by national governments, their agencies, instrumentalities and political sub-divisions but the Fund will only invest in corporate debt securities that are senior securities, meaning they have priority over other securities in a claim against or the bankruptcy of the issuer.
Benchmark
  • BofA Merrill Lynch 1-10 Year U.S. Treasury TR
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Western Asset Management Co02/06/2009Western Asset Management focuses primarily on the management of fixed income portfolios, taking a fundamental approach to money management that is continually fine-tuned and adapted to changing conditions. When making investment decisions, Western Asset focuses on areas such as sector allocation, issue selection, duration weighting and maturity.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Distributor Status, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond A (M) Dis USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.16%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.15%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.57
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFSX5
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond A Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.16%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.15%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price120.15
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFSX4
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond A Hedge Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.16%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price101.92
CurrencyEUR
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKDGZ
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond A Hedge Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.16%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.15%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price118.44
CurrencyGBP
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG3O8
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond B (M) Dis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.1%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.41%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.4%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.4
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFSX7
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond B Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.42%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price102.92
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMWWG
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond C (M) Dis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.66%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.65%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.38
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFSX9
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond C Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.66%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.65%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price115.88
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFSX8
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond E (D) Dis USD
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1.45%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.76%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.75%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price101.51
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI7R8
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond E Acc USD
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1.45%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.76%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.75%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price109.79
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI7R7
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond F Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£50,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.77%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.75%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price117.73
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIBD1
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond Premier (M) Dis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.35%
Min single investment£30,000,000
Min regular saving£5,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.5%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.58
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFSY1
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond Premier Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.35%
Min single investment£30,000,000
Min regular saving£5,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.5%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price126.36
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFSY0
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond Premier Hedged Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.35%
Min single investment£30,000,000
Min regular saving£5,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.5%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price125.88
CurrencyEUR
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFSX0
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond Premier Hedged Acc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.35%
Min single investment£15,000,000
Min regular saving£2,500,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.54%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.5%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price126.88
CurrencyGBP
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFSX1
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond Premier(M) Hedged Dis EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.35%
Min single investment£30,000,000
Min regular saving£5,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.5%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price103.7
CurrencyEUR
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFSX2
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond Premier(M) Hedged Dis GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.35%
Min single investment£15,000,000
Min regular saving£2,500,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.5%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price106.78
CurrencyGBP
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFSX3
Legg Mason Western Asset Global Blue Chip Bond X(M) Inc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price100.1
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeN5YN
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