Fact sheet: Threadneedle Strat Bd

Fund information

Fund name
Threadneedle Strategic Bond Z Inc GBP
Fund company manager
Threadneedle Inv Services Ltd
Fund type
OIC
Fund manager
Alasdair Ross
since 01/06/2015
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
Composite
Investment style
Strategic Investment
Investment method
None

Performance snapshot

Quick stats

1 Year return

7.44 %

1 Year rank in sector

50/83

Sector

UT Sterling Strategic Bond

Yield

3.7

Fund size

£ 247.3 m

FE Risk score

20

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • Europe
    96.7%
  • Money Market
    3.3%
  • BBB
    37.3%
  • BB
    25.5%
  • B
    17%
  • A
    7.5%
  • AA
    3.5%
  • European Fixed Interest
    96.7%
  • Money Market
    3.3%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund0.43 %3.52 %7.44 %11.27 %29.8 %
Sector0.55 %4.22 %7.65 %13.79 %30.58 %
Rank within sector57 / 8462 / 8450 / 8354 / 7437 / 64
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund3.2 %7.47 %-0.09 %3.84 %3.72 %
Sector3.71 %7.28 %-0.29 %6.75 %2.59 %
Rank within sector53 / 8438 / 7841 / 7461 / 7329 / 66
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Risk statistics

Alpha-0.61
Beta1.04
Sharpe0.05
Volatility3.82
Tracking error1.41
Information ratio-0.33
R-Squared0.86

Price movement

52 week high103.23
52 week low98.2
Current bid price0
Current offer price0
Current mid price102.95

Holdings by region

  • 96.7% Europe
  • 3.3% Money Market

Holdings by sector

  • 37.3% BBB
  • 25.5% BB
  • 17% B
  • 7.5% A
  • 3.5% AA
  • 3.5% Non-Rated
  • 3.3% Money Market
  • 3.1% CCC
  • 0.1% AAA
  • 0.1% C

Holdings by asset type

  • 96.7% European Fixed Interest
  • 3.3% Money Market

Individual holdings

  • 1.8% HM TREASURY UNITED KINGDOM DMO 5% GILT 07/03/18 GBP
  • 1.2% INNOGY FINANCE BV 6.25% 03/06/2030
  • 1.2% NGG FINANCE 5.625% RESET CAP SEC 18/06/73 GBP100000
  • 1.2% PENNON GROUP PLC 6.75% PERP
  • 1% AT&T INC 4.375% NTS 14/09/29 GBP1000
  • 1% FIRST HYDRO FINANCE 9% GTD SEC BDS 31/7/2021 GBP(REGD)
  • 0.9% ANNINGTON FINANCE NO 5 13% BDS 15/01/23 GBP100000
  • 0.9% APT PIPELINES LTD 4.25% BDS 26/11/24 GBP100000
  • 0.9% NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK 6.5% NOTES 7/9/2021 GBP(VAR)
  • 0.9% WESTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION EAST MID 3.625% NTS 06/11/23 GBP100000