Fact sheet: Pru Kames Inv Grade Bd Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Pru Kames Investment Grade Bond Pn Ser A
Fund manager company
Prudential Assurance Company
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Stephen Snowdensince 25/01/2010
  • Euan McNeilsince 25/01/2010
Underlying fund
Kames Investment Grade Bond
Fund objective
The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the Kames Investment Grade Bond Fund. That fund aims to maximise total return (income plus capital) by investing primarily in investment grade and government bonds denominated in sterling and other currencies. The fund may hold a maximum of 20% in high yield bonds and also hold cash. A minimum of 80% of the fund will be hedged back to sterling. The fund may also invest in deposits, money market instruments, derivative instruments and forward transactions.
Benchmark
  • IA £ Corporate Bond Sector Median
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
8.1%
1 Year rank in sector
172/259
Sector
PN Sterling Corporate Bond
Yield
-
Fund size
£1m (£1m 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.
32
Bid price
153.6
Offer price
161.7
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
BlackRock DC AqOv 15 YCrp BdIx HP16.9%
OMW IPL L&G AAA CrpBdOv15YIx Pn14.8%
AEGON Long Core Plus Pn14.2%
AEGON UK Long Corporate Bond Pn14.1%
FL TEActv Bln Bd IE14%
...more in PN Sterling Corporate Bond

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK52.7%
    USA14%
    Netherlands5.4%
    France4.3%
    Jersey4.2%
  • Financials39.2%
    Others37.6%
    Mortgage & Secured Bonds15.1%
    Government Bonds2.9%
    Money Market1.9%
  • UK Fixed Interest60%
    US Fixed Interest14%
    Dutch Fixed Interest5.4%
    French Fixed Interest4.3%
    American Emerging Fixed Interest4.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.9%2.2%4.8%8.1%18.9%41.2%
Sector0.7%2.4%4.9%8.9%19.8%38.1%
Rank within sector102 / 263170 / 262138 / 260172 / 259137 / 23071 / 214
Quartile2nd3rd3rd3rd3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund3.2%8.1%1%10.4%2.2%
Sector3%9.4%0.2%10.5%1%
Rank within sector103 / 260190 / 25662 / 242125 / 23065 / 221
Quartile2nd3rd2nd3rd2nd
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.
0.37
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.
0.9
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.
0.5
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%.
4.94
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.
1.01
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.
-0.24
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.
0.97
Price movement
52 week high153.8
52 week low142.1
Current bid price153.6
Current offer price161.7
Current mid price-
Region
1UK52.71%
2USA14.02%
3Netherlands5.39%
4France4.33%
5Jersey4.19%
6Cayman Islands4.15%
7Not Specified2.61%
8Money Market2.26%
9International1.84%
Industry sector
1Financials39.2%
2Others37.6%
3Mortgage & Secured Bonds15.1%
4Government Bonds2.9%
5Money Market1.9%
6Fixed Interest1.8%
7Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities1.5%
Asset type
1UK Fixed Interest60.02%
2US Fixed Interest14.02%
3Dutch Fixed Interest5.39%
4French Fixed Interest4.33%
5American Emerging Fixed Interest4.15%
6Money Market1.98%
7Supranational Fixed Interest1.84%
8Australian Fixed Interest1.75%
9German Fixed Interest1.55%
Individual holdings
1LCR FINANCE 4.5% GTD BDS 2028 GBP1000 REG`S`(REGD)1.76%
2COOPERATIEVE RABOBANK UA 6.567% SUBORD NTS PERP GBP500001.59%
3AVIVA 6.125% PERP SUB NTS GBP(VAR)1.4%
4SMFG PREFERRED CAPITAL LTD 10.231% NTS PERP GBP1000 `REGS`1.39%
5BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC 7.281% FXD/FLTG PERP GBP1000 SER`B`REG`S1.36%
6HSBC CAP FUNDING(STERLING 1)LP 5.844% EUR MED TRM NTS PERP GBP10001.35%
7SANTANDER UK GROUP HLDGS PLC 3.625% SNR NTS 14/01/26 GBP1000001.33%
8SEVERN TRENT WATER UTILITIES FIN 2.75% GTD NTS 05/12/31 GBP1000001.18%
9EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK 6% BDS 7/12/2028 GBP10001.13%
Management
Fund manager group
Prudential
Fund manager company
Prudential Assurance Company
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the Kames Investment Grade Bond Fund. That fund aims to maximise total return (income plus capital) by investing primarily in investment grade and government bonds denominated in sterling and other currencies. The fund may hold a maximum of 20% in high yield bonds and also hold cash. A minimum of 80% of the fund will be hedged back to sterling. The fund may also invest in deposits, money market instruments, derivative instruments and forward transactions.
Benchmark
  • IA £ Corporate Bond Sector Median
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Stephen Snowden25/01/2010Stephen Snowden is Head of Credit in the Fixed Income team. He specialises in investment grade credit and co-manages two investment grade bond funds and an absolute return bond fund. He rejoined Kames Capital in July 2011 from Old Mutual Asset Management where he managed the Corporate Bond Fund. Stephen started his career with us in 1994, initially focusing on equities before moving to the fixed income team to manage corporate bond funds. He has a first class honours degree BSc Finance and an MSc Finance from Queens University Belfast, and is also an associate member of the CFA Society of the UK.
Euan McNeil25/01/2010Euan McNeil is an investment manager in the Fixed Income team. He specialises in investment grade credit and co-manages two investment grade bond funds as well as several institutional portfolios. Euan joined us in 2003 from Britannic Asset Management, where he worked in the corporate bond team. Prior to that, he was an international equities manager at Blairlogie Capital Management. Euan studied International Business and French at the University of Strathclyde and has an MSc in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Pru Kames Investment Grade Bond Pn Ser A
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.7%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.7%
Bid price153.6
Offer price161.7
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI2X5
Data provided by

The Content is only for your general information and use and is not intended to address your particular requirements. The Content does not constitute any form of advice, recommendation or arrangement by Moneywise and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any specific investment or other decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision.

This information is sourced from our partner Financial Express. We believe the data to be correct however you should take care in using any information.

You should be aware that prices may fall as well as rise and that the income derived can go down as well as up. When buying or selling any investment that fluctuates in price or value you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance.