Fact sheet: LM WA US Core + Bd

Fund information
Fund name
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond A(D) Dis USD
Fund manager company
Legg Mason Global Funds Plc
Fund type
OEIC
Fund manager
  • Western Asset Management Cosince 20/04/2007
Fund objective
The Fund seeks to provide maximum total return, consisting of capital appreciation and income, by investing at least 70% of its Net Asset Value in investment grade debt securities that are listed or traded on regulated markets in the U.S.
Benchmark
  • Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
3.5%
1 Year rank in sector
5/34
Sector
FO Fixed Int - USD Investment Grade
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.
1.43%
Fund size
£551m (£557m 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.
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Fund name1 Year
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Vanguard USIvGdCId3.9%
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LM WA US Core + Bd3.5%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA91.9%
    Global Emerging Markets8.8%
    Money Market-0.6%
  • Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities47.1%
    Investment Grade Corporate Bonds24.7%
    Fixed Interest11.1%
    Others8.8%
    Index Linked4.8%
  • US Fixed Interest76%
    US Corporate Fixed Interest24.7%
    Money Market-0.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.5%2.3%3.7%3.5%7.4%15.3%
Sector-0.1%1.4%2%2.4%6.5%16.8%
Rank within sector5 / 364 / 363 / 355 / 3410 / 319 / 28
Quartile1st1st1st1st2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund3.2%2.8%-0.6%6.5%-1.9%
Sector1.9%3.8%-0.7%6%-1.1%
Rank within sector4 / 3612 / 3219 / 3110 / 3114 / 31
Quartile1st2nd3rd2nd2nd
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.
0.04
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.
1.05
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%.
3.2
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.
0.93
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.
0.15
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.
0.92
Price movement
52 week high114.76
52 week low109.32
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price113.28
Region
1USA91.88%
2Global Emerging Markets8.75%
3Money Market-0.63%
Industry sector
1Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities47.11%
2Investment Grade Corporate Bonds24.68%
3Fixed Interest11.08%
4Others8.75%
5Index Linked4.76%
6High Yield Bond4.25%
7Cash & Cash Equivalents-0.63%
Asset type
1US Fixed Interest75.95%
2US Corporate Fixed Interest24.68%
3Money Market-0.63%
Individual holdings
1UNITED STATES OF AMER TREAS BONDS 3.75% BDS 15/11/43 USD10003.86%
2FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOC 4% MTG BDS 01/04/39 USD10003.31%
3UNITED STATES OF AMER TREAS BONDS 2.875% BDS 15/05/43 USD10002.69%
4UNITED STATES OF AMER TREAS BILLS BDS 15/04/21 USD1002.3%
5G2SF 3.0 TBA 04/13 04-20-432.11%
6Ginnie Mae II Pool1.86%
7MEXICO(UNITED MEXICAN STATES) 7.75% NTS 13/11/42 MXN1000001.48%
8FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORP 3.5% MTG BDS 15/03/42 USD10001.42%
9FREDDIE MAC GOLD POOL1.41%
Management
Fund manager group
Legg Mason
Fund manager company
Legg Mason Global Funds Plc
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The Fund seeks to provide maximum total return, consisting of capital appreciation and income, by investing at least 70% of its Net Asset Value in investment grade debt securities that are listed or traded on regulated markets in the U.S.
Benchmark
  • Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Western Asset Management Co20/04/2007Western 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
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, China, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond A Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.15%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.43%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.45%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price147.49
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeX703
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond A(D) Dis USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.15%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.43%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.45%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price113.28
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeX702
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond A(G) Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.15%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price148.73
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeX706
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond A(G) Dis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.15%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price114.17
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeX709
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond A(M) Plus Inc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.43%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price102.37
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMZZX
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond A(M)Hedged Plus Inc AUD
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 price102.59
CurrencyAUD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMZZW
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond B Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.4%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.7%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price140.55
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCTY8
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond B(D) Dis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.4%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.7%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price113.1
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeX701
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond B(G) Dis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.65%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.76%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price114.16
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeX708
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond C Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.65%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.95%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price137.18
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCTY9
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond C(D) Dis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.65%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.95%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price114.07
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeX700
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond E USD
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.03%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price112.89
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0SV6
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond F Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.55%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£50,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price112.31
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeID7O
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond L(G) Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.65%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.78%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price141.4
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeX704
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond L(G) Dis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.65%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.78%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price114.16
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeX707
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond LM Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.13%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price106.57
CurrencyEUR
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeN3ZT
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond LM Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.13%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.4
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJRS
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond Premier Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.3%
Min single investment£30,000,000
Min regular saving£5,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.43%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.47%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price133.06
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKYX1
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond Premier Hedged Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.42%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.07
CurrencyEUR
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeN0IL
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond Premier M Dis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.3%
Min single investment£30,000,000
Min regular saving£5,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.43%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.48%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price107.25
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0GHL
Legg Mason Western Asset US Core Plus Bond X Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.58%
Min single investment£3,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.85%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.29
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM84W
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