|Fund manager group |
|Fund manager company |
|Threadneedle Inv Services Ltd |
|Fund type |
|Fund objective |
|The aim of the Fund is to provide income with the potential to grow the amount you invested. The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in bonds (which are similar to a loan and pay a fixed or variable interest rate), issued by companies or governments in the UK and Europe as well as by large international organisations such as the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund. The Fund invests directly in these assets or by using derivatives. Derivatives are sophisticated investment instruments linked to the rise and fall of the price of other assets. Derivatives will be used to obtain, increase or reduce exposure to underlying assets and may create gearing. Where gearing is created, the net asset value of the Fund may experience more fluctuation than if there were no gearing. The Fund will also use derivatives for short selling (which is designed to make a profit from falling prices). The Fund’s strategy is to allocate investments between higher rated bonds and lower rated bonds. Higher rated bonds, as defined by international agencies that provide such ratings, are considered safer than lower rated bonds but typically pay a lower income. Lower rated bonds are considered to be higher risk, but typically pay a higher income. Where the bonds are not priced in British Pounds, the Fund may take measures that aim to mitigate the risk of currency movements against the British Pound. The Fund may also invest in asset classes and instruments different from those stated above. |
- 60% Merrill Lynch 1-10 year Non Gilt + 40% Merrill Lynch European Currency High Yield (3%) Constrain
|Investment style |
|Strategic Investment |
|Investment method |
|Fund managers |
|Alasdair Ross||31/05/2015||Alasdair Ross is an investment grade credit portfolio manager within the Fixed Income Team at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. In the absolute return space he is the co-manager on the Threadneedle Credit Opportunities Fund and has responsibility for the investment grade book on the Threadneedle Global Opportunities Fund. In the long-only space he manages the Threadneedle Pensions Corporate Bond Fund, the Threadneedle European Corporate Bond Fund and is deputy manager of the Threadneedle European Bond Fund. He is also the investment grade representative on the Fixed Income Asset Allocation Team. Mr. Ross’ investment background is as a relative value focused, bottom-up investment grade credit analyst. Between joining the company in 2003 and becoming a portfolio manager in 2007, he had responsibility for covering the TMT, utility and energy sectors, as well as the sterling whole business securitization sector.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Ross worked at BP plc in a rotation of commercial roles. Mr. Ross received a first class honours degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. |
|Barrie Whitman||30/06/2003||Barrie Whitman joined the company in 1999 as is currently Head of Corporate Credit, EMEA, with responsibility for our high yield and investment grade fixed income teams in London. He manages the Threadneedle High Yield Bond, European High Yield Bond and Strategic Bond Funds as well as a number of institutional mandates. He is also co-manager of the Threadneedle Credit Opportunities Fund.
Barrie began his investment career in 1987 at United Bank of Kuwait as a credit analyst specialising in high yield bond investment. In 1990 he became a high yield fund manager and, in 1996, CIO for High Yield Investments. He then moved to Standard Bank London in 1997 as Head of European High Yield and Distressed Debt.
Barrie graduated in 1982 with a BSc in Economics and Accounting from Hull University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales. |
|Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Transparent for German Tax, IA Recognised, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS V Compliant |
|No data available. |
|Fund for sale in |
|Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden |