Fact sheet: Stan Life Inv Stratgc Bd

Fund information
Fund name
Standard Life Investments Strategic Bond Ret Platform 1 Acc
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund manager
  • Strategic Bond Fund Teamsince 05/02/2009
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide a return from a combination of income and capital growth investing mainly in bonds including government and corporate bonds, sub investment grade bonds and inflation linked bonds issued anywhere in the world. The fund is actively managed by our investment teams who may also invest a proportion of the fund's assets in other bonds, derivatives and/or money market instruments to try to take advantage of opportunities they have identified. Past performance is not a guide to future returns and future returns are not guaranteed. The price of assets and the income from them may go down as well as up and cannot be guaranteed; an investor may receive back less than their original investment. The fund will routinely use derivatives to reduce risk or cost, or to generate additional capital or income at low risk. Usage of derivatives is monitored to ensure that the fund is not exposed to excessive or unintended risks. The value of assets held within the fund may rise and fall as a result of exchange rate fluctuations.
Benchmark
  • IA £ Strategic Bond
Investment style
Strategic Investment,Active
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
2.9%
1 Year rank in sector
62/77
Sector
UT Sterling Strategic Bond
Yield
3%
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.
0.8%
Fund size
£186m (£156m 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.
20
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • International100%
  • High Yield Bond43.5%
    Investment Grade Corporate Bonds41%
    Investment Grade Government Bonds13.2%
    Others2.1%
    Government Index Linked0.2%
  • Global Fixed Interest100%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.4%-2.8%1.1%2.9%8.8%35.5%
Sector-1.2%-3.2%2.5%4.4%12.5%32.5%
Rank within sector48 / 8338 / 8270 / 8262 / 7759 / 7128 / 60
Quartile3rd2nd4th4th4th2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund3.6%0.1%4.4%6%15.7%
Sector5.7%-0.3%6.8%2.6%12.6%
Rank within sector66 / 7739 / 7453 / 7215 / 6426 / 61
Quartile4th3rd3rd1st2nd
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.
-0.65
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.
0.91
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%.
3.38
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.
1.43
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.
-0.69
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.
0.83
Price movement
52 week high65.57
52 week low59.87
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price63.58
Region
1International100%
Industry sector
1High Yield Bond43.5%
2Investment Grade Corporate Bonds41%
3Investment Grade Government Bonds13.2%
4Others2.1%
5Government Index Linked0.2%
Asset type
1Global Fixed Interest100%
Individual holdings
No data available.
Management
Fund manager group
Standard Life Investments
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide a return from a combination of income and capital growth investing mainly in bonds including government and corporate bonds, sub investment grade bonds and inflation linked bonds issued anywhere in the world. The fund is actively managed by our investment teams who may also invest a proportion of the fund's assets in other bonds, derivatives and/or money market instruments to try to take advantage of opportunities they have identified. Past performance is not a guide to future returns and future returns are not guaranteed. The price of assets and the income from them may go down as well as up and cannot be guaranteed; an investor may receive back less than their original investment. The fund will routinely use derivatives to reduce risk or cost, or to generate additional capital or income at low risk. Usage of derivatives is monitored to ensure that the fund is not exposed to excessive or unintended risks. The value of assets held within the fund may rise and fall as a result of exchange rate fluctuations.
Benchmark
  • IA £ Strategic Bond
Investment style
Strategic Investment,Active
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Strategic Bond Fund Team05/02/2009
Compliance
IA Recognised, Non UCITS Retail Scheme, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Standard Life Investments Strategic Bond Inst A Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£50,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.39%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price52.35
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE2TR
Standard Life Investments Strategic Bond Inst Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.63%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£50,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.76%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price84.63
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeDJG3
Standard Life Investments Strategic Bond Inst Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.63%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£50,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.75%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price66.43
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeDJG5
Standard Life Investments Strategic Bond Ret Acc
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1.15%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.19%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.38%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price81.52
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeDJG2
Standard Life Investments Strategic Bond Ret Inc
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1.15%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.19%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.38%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price66.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeDJG4
Standard Life Investments Strategic Bond Ret Platform 1 Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.63%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price63.58
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code10EQ
Standard Life Investments Strategic Bond Ret Platform 1 Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.63%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price55.31
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code10ER
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