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
4.9%
1 Year rank in sector
213/259
Sector
PN Sterling Corporate Bond
Yield
-
Fund size
£17m (£22m 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.
31
Bid price
214.7
Offer price
226
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK47.6%
    USA27.2%
    France7.3%
    Money Market3.3%
    Germany3%
  • Mortgage & Secured Bonds17.8%
    Banks15%
    Telecommunications12.5%
    Consumer Goods9.4%
    Utilities7.8%
  • UK Corporate Fixed Interest46.7%
    US Corporate Fixed Interest26.6%
    French Corporate Fixed Interest6.2%
    Money Market3.3%
    German Corporate Fixed Interest3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.1%-3.6%2.5%4.9%14%32.1%
Sector-1.4%-5.1%3.2%6.5%18.1%39.4%
Rank within sector83 / 26453 / 264180 / 264213 / 259195 / 234189 / 209
Quartile2nd1st3rd4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund5.6%-0%8.5%1.8%10.7%
Sector7.4%0.2%10.5%1%13.5%
Rank within sector215 / 259158 / 245193 / 23482 / 225193 / 209
Quartile4th3rd4th2nd4th
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.
0.82
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.
0.17
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%.
4.65
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.
1.87
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.
-0.77
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.
0.88
Price movement
52 week high222.8
52 week low199.9
Current bid price214.7
Current offer price226
Current mid price-
Region
1UK47.56%
2USA27.24%
3France7.27%
4Money Market3.25%
5Germany3.03%
6Italy2.27%
7Spain2.22%
8International1.89%
9Netherlands1.62%
Industry sector
1Mortgage & Secured Bonds17.77%
2Banks15.02%
3Telecommunications12.5%
4Consumer Goods9.4%
5Utilities7.81%
6Insurance6.89%
7Technology5.47%
8Money Market3.92%
9Services3.59%
Asset type
1UK Corporate Fixed Interest46.74%
2US Corporate Fixed Interest26.57%
3French Corporate Fixed Interest6.23%
4Money Market3.25%
5German Corporate Fixed Interest3.03%
6Global Corporate Fixed Interest1.89%
7Spanish Corporate Fixed Interest1.65%
8Dutch Corporate Fixed Interest1.62%
9Italian Corporate Fixed Interest1.25%
Individual holdings
1WELLS FARGO BANK NA 5.25% SUBORD NTS 01/08/23 GBP500001.49%
2LLOYDS BANK PLC 5.125% NTS 07/03/25 GBP1000001.3%
3IMPERIAL BRANDS FINANCE PLC 9% GTD NTS 17/02/22 GBP500001.07%
4EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK FRN 21/05/21 GBP10001.01%
5HEATHROW FUNDING LTD 6.75% BDS 03/12/28 GBP500000.93%
6MICROSOFT CORP 4% BDS 12/02/55 USD20000.93%
7VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 5.012% BDS 21/08/54 USD20000.86%
8JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NA 3.5% NTS 18/12/26 GBP10000.83%
9LEGAL & GENERAL GROUP 9.325% SUB NTS 23/07/41 GBP500000.79%
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)1.1%
Bid price214.7
Offer price226
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
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)1.1%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price248.9
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZQ75
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