Fact sheet: OMW M&G Strategic Corp Bond

Fund information
Fund name
OMW M&G Strategic Corp Bond Pn
Fund manager company
Old Mutual Wlth Life As Co Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Ben Lordsince 01/01/2007
  • Richard Woolnoughsince 20/02/2004
Underlying fund
M&G Strategic Corp Bd
Fund objective
The OMW M&G Strategic Corporate Bond fund invests solely in the M&G Strategic Corporate Bond fund, a UK authorised Open Ended Investment Company managed by M&G Securities Limited. The underlying fund seeks to maximise total return (the combination of income and growth of capital) by mainly investing in investment grade bonds. The underlying fund may be denominated in or hold assets in a currency other than Sterling. The performance of the fund may therefore rise and fall as a result of exchange rate fluctuations. The underlying fund invests in non-investment grade high-yielding bonds. The high yield reflects a higher risk of capital loss through default. The underlying fund invests in bonds or money market instruments (including deposits with banks or other financial institutions). The yield and/or value of the fund will fluctuate as interest rates change. There is a possibility of default, reducing capital values. The underlying fund, or some of its underlying assets, may hold derivatives, or borrow to invest ('gearing'), and the nature of these investments can lead to a higher volatility in the price of the fund. In addition, the fund may have some exposure to credit risk if a provider of derivatives fails to honour their obligation. Some of the investments in the underlying fund can be difficult to sell at times, which could affect the price of units. It should be noted that the performance of the OMW fund will not match that of the underlying investment due to OMW fund charges, appropriate taxation adjustment and the OMW investment process.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
7.4%
1 Year rank in sector
212/259
Sector
PN Sterling Corporate Bond
Yield
-
Fund size
£16m (£19m 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.
30
Bid price
224.1
Offer price
235.8
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK44.5%
    USA27.7%
    France8.2%
    Money Market5.1%
    Germany3.3%
  • Banks17.4%
    Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities17.2%
    Telecommunications13.3%
    Insurance7.6%
    Utilities7.6%
  • UK Fixed Interest44.5%
    US Fixed Interest27.7%
    French Fixed Interest8.2%
    Money Market5.1%
    German Fixed Interest3.3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.2%2.2%4.6%7.4%14.5%30.7%
Sector1%2.3%5.3%9.1%20.1%38.4%
Rank within sector57 / 263141 / 262211 / 260212 / 259197 / 230200 / 215
Quartile1st3rd4th4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund2.9%7.1%-0%8.5%1.8%
Sector3.2%9.4%0.2%10.5%1%
Rank within sector200 / 260212 / 256155 / 242191 / 23081 / 221
Quartile4th4th3rd4th2nd
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.
0.8
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.
0.23
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%.
4.58
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.
1.88
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.
-0.85
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.
0.89
Price movement
52 week high224.2
52 week low208.9
Current bid price224.1
Current offer price235.8
Current mid price-
Region
1UK44.47%
2USA27.66%
3France8.17%
4Money Market5.07%
5Germany3.27%
6Italy2.87%
7Spain2.21%
8Netherlands1.71%
9Belgium1.15%
Industry sector
1Banks17.42%
2Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities17.19%
3Telecommunications13.31%
4Insurance7.62%
5Utilities7.58%
6Technology5.26%
7Money Market5.07%
8Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods3.52%
9Government Agency Bonds3.34%
Asset type
1UK Fixed Interest44.47%
2US Fixed Interest27.66%
3French Fixed Interest8.17%
4Money Market5.07%
5German Fixed Interest3.27%
6Italian Fixed Interest2.87%
7Spanish Fixed Interest2.21%
8Dutch Fixed Interest1.71%
9Belgian Fixed Interest1.15%
Individual holdings
1WELLS FARGO BANK NA 5.25% SUBORD NTS 01/08/23 GBP500001.71%
2LLOYDS BANK PLC 5.125% NTS 07/03/25 GBP1000001.41%
3HEATHROW FUNDING LTD 6.75% BDS 03/12/28 GBP500001%
4MICROSOFT CORP 4% BDS 12/02/55 USD20000.93%
5ITALY(REPUBLIC OF) 6% EUR MED TRM NOTES 4/8/2028 GBP10000.85%
6VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 5.012% BDS 21/08/54 USD20000.83%
7APPLE INC 3.05% BDS 31/07/29 GBP1000000.82%
8JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NA 3.5% NTS 18/12/26 GBP10000.82%
9TIME WARNER CABLE INC 5.25% BDS 15/07/42 GBP1000000.82%
Management
Fund manager group
Skandia
Fund manager company
Old Mutual Wlth Life As Co Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The OMW M&G Strategic Corporate Bond fund invests solely in the M&G Strategic Corporate Bond fund, a UK authorised Open Ended Investment Company managed by M&G Securities Limited. The underlying fund seeks to maximise total return (the combination of income and growth of capital) by mainly investing in investment grade bonds. The underlying fund may be denominated in or hold assets in a currency other than Sterling. The performance of the fund may therefore rise and fall as a result of exchange rate fluctuations. The underlying fund invests in non-investment grade high-yielding bonds. The high yield reflects a higher risk of capital loss through default. The underlying fund invests in bonds or money market instruments (including deposits with banks or other financial institutions). The yield and/or value of the fund will fluctuate as interest rates change. There is a possibility of default, reducing capital values. The underlying fund, or some of its underlying assets, may hold derivatives, or borrow to invest ('gearing'), and the nature of these investments can lead to a higher volatility in the price of the fund. In addition, the fund may have some exposure to credit risk if a provider of derivatives fails to honour their obligation. Some of the investments in the underlying fund can be difficult to sell at times, which could affect the price of units. It should be noted that the performance of the OMW fund will not match that of the underlying investment due to OMW fund charges, appropriate taxation adjustment and the OMW investment process.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Ben Lord01/01/2007Ben Lord joined M&G in 2007 and is the fund manager of the M&G UK Inflation Linked Corporate Bond Fund. Ben has also managed the M&G Global Corporate Bond Fund from launch in September 2013 and was appointed fund manager of the M&G Index Linked Bond Fund in July 2015. Ben previously worked at Gordian Knot as a credit analyst covering global financial institutions. He obtained an MA (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh and is a CFA charterholder.
Richard Woolnough20/02/2004Richard 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.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
OMW M&G Strategic Corp Bond Pn
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.97%
Bid price224.1
Offer price235.8
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/05/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZQ74
OMW M&G Strategic Corp Bond SP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price260.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/05/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZQ75
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