Fact sheet: Zurich Strategic Bond Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Zurich Strategic Bond Pn ZP
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Ryan Staszewskisince 16/10/2016
  • Barrie Whitmansince 30/06/2003
Underlying fund
Threadneedle Strat Bd
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.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
12.9%
1 Year rank in sector
30/167
Sector
PN Sterling Strategic Bond
Yield
-
Fund size
£12m (£13m 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.
21
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.2%3%1.9%12.9%16.7%40.1%
Sector0.8%2.5%1.2%10%13.2%35.3%
Rank within sector25 / 17380 / 17274 / 17130 / 16735 / 15664 / 143
Quartile1st2nd2nd1st1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund1.4%9%1.4%5.5%5.5%
Sector1.2%6.7%0.7%5.6%5.9%
Rank within sector71 / 17224 / 16765 / 16273 / 15586 / 151
Quartile2nd1st2nd2nd3rd
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.
1.12
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.
0.41
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%.
3.77
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.
1.12
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.
0.92
Price movement
52 week high238
52 week low210.9
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price238.2
Region
1Europe98.4%
2Money Market1.6%
Industry sector
1BBB39.4%
2BB24.6%
3B16.8%
4A9.1%
5CCC3.4%
6Non-Rated3.1%
7AA1.7%
8Money Market1.6%
9Unknown0.2%
Asset type
1European Fixed Interest98.4%
2Money Market1.6%
Individual holdings
1TREASURY 4.25% GILT 07/03/36 GBP0.011.6%
2PENNON GROUP PLC 6.75% PERP1.3%
3INNOGY FINANCE BV 6.25% 03/06/20301.2%
4NGG FINANCE 5.625% RESET CAP SEC 18/06/73 GBP1000001.2%
5FIRST HYDRO FINANCE 9% GTD SEC BDS 31/7/2021 GBP(REGD)1.1%
6AT&T INC 4.375% NTS 14/09/29 GBP10001%
7BHP BILLITON FINANCE 6.5% SUB NC7 RST NTS 22/10/77 GBP1000001%
8WESTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION EAST MID 3.625% NTS 06/11/23 GBP1000000.9%
9BARCLAYS BANK PLC 10% SUB NTS 21/05/21 GBP500000.8%
Management
Fund manager group
Zurich
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
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.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Ryan Staszewski16/10/2016Ryan Staszewski is a portfolio manager at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Mr. Staszewski is responsible for European credit portfolios within the fixed income team in London. Previously, he worked as a credit analyst undertaking fundamental analysis across a number of sectors within the investment grade universe. Prior to joining one of the Columbia Threadneedle Investments firms in 2012, Mr. Staszewski held a role as a sell-side publishing analyst at JP Morgan, where he was voted the #2 utilities analyst by industry peers in the Euromoney 2012 fixed-income survey. Prior to that, he was a buy-side credit analyst at Aviva Investors.Mr. Staszewski received a degree in economics and finance from Curtin University, Western Australia, and is also a CFA Charterholder.
Barrie Whitman30/06/2003Barrie 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 Credit Opportunities Fund and Strategic Bond Fund, and co-manages the Threadneedle High Yield Bond Fund as well as a number of institutional mandates.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.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Zurich Strategic Bond Pn Inet
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price206.6
Offer price206.6
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/02/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZ282
Zurich Strategic Bond Pn ZP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.16%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price238.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/02/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZL71
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