Fact sheet: Fidelity Flexible Bond

Fund information

Fund name
Fidelity Flexible Bond Y GBP
Fund company manager
Fidelity International (FIL In
Fund type
SIB
Fund manager
Ian Spreadbury
since 01/06/1995
Fund objective
Aims to provide income and capital growth. At least 70% invested in a broad range of fixed income instruments of issuers globally either denominated in Sterling or other currencies. Exposure to non-Sterling denominated debt securities will be largely hedged back to Sterling. Has the freedom to invest in any geographies, market sectors, industries. Up to 50% may be invested in high-yielding, lower quality bonds which will not be required to meet minimum rating standards. May invest in units of other investment funds. Investments may be made in bonds issued in currencies other than the fund’s reference currency. Exposure to currencies may be hedged, for example with currency forward contracts. The reference currency is the currency used for reporting and may be different from the dealing currency. Can invest in bonds issued by governments, companies and other bodies. May invest in assets directly or achieve exposure indirectly through other eligible means including derivatives. Can use derivatives with the aim of risk or cost reduction or to generate additional capital or income, including for investment purposes, in line with the fund’s risk profile. The fund has discretion in its choices of investments within its objectives and policies. Income is accumulated in the share price. Shares can usually be bought and sold each business day of the fund. This fund may not be appropriate for investors who plan to sell their shares in the fund within 5 years. Investment in the fund should be regarded as a long-term investment.
Benchmark
No Specified Index
Investment style
Strategic Investment
Investment method
Fixed Interest

Performance snapshot

Quick stats

1 Year return

2.18 %

1 Year rank in sector

8/15

Sector

FO Fixed Int - GBP

Yield

3.03

Fund size

£ 251.0 m

FE Risk score

30

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • UK
    37.15%
  • USA
    28.08%
  • International
    6.68%
  • Australasia
    4.91%
  • Europe
    4.89%
  • Government Bills
    33.02%
  • Communications
    10.87%
  • Utilities
    10.69%
  • Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities
    8.49%
  • Government Bonds
    7.4%
  • UK Fixed Interest
    37.15%
  • US Fixed Interest
    28.08%
  • Global Fixed Interest
    5.39%
  • Asia Pacific Fixed Interest
    4.91%
  • European Fixed Interest
    4.89%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund-0.37 %2.95 %2.18 %20.7 %24.65 %
Sector-0.63 %2.89 %1.93 %17.26 %24.33 %
Rank within sector8 / 1710 / 178 / 154 / 14 /
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund3.15 %10.14 %-1.25 %13.26 %0 %
Sector2.04 %8.66 %0.29 %10.4 %-0.4 %
Rank within sector7 / 173 / 1513 / 144 / 14 /
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Risk statistics

Alpha1.22
Beta0.99
Sharpe0.57
Volatility5.76
Tracking error2.97
Information ratio0.38
R-Squared0.73

Price movement

52 week high1.104
52 week low1.051
Current bid price0
Current offer price0
Current mid price1.075

Holdings by region

  • 37.15% UK
  • 28.08% USA
  • 6.68% International
  • 4.91% Australasia
  • 4.89% Europe
  • 4.15% Money Market
  • 3.57% France
  • 3.33% Asia Pacific ex Japan
  • 2.78% Latin America
  • 2.22% Canada

Holdings by sector

  • 33.02% Government Bills
  • 10.87% Communications
  • 10.69% Utilities
  • 8.49% Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • 7.4% Government Bonds
  • 4.65% Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods
  • 4.23% Transport
  • 3.54% Insurance
  • 3.05% Banks
  • 2.94% Property

Holdings by asset type

  • 37.15% UK Fixed Interest
  • 28.08% US Fixed Interest
  • 5.39% Global Fixed Interest
  • 4.91% Asia Pacific Fixed Interest
  • 4.89% European Fixed Interest
  • 4.15% Money Market
  • 3.57% French Fixed Interest
  • 3.33% Asia Pacific ex Japan Fixed Interest
  • 2.78% American Emerging Fixed Interest
  • 2.22% Canadian Fixed Interest

Individual holdings

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