Aegon Sterling Corporate Bond A

  • 35.29p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 89.16p
    Price (Acc)

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  • 4.50% 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 1.00%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.05%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 2.00%
    Yield

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Prices as at 20 January 2021, fund data last updated 11 March 2003

Historically this has been a tight portfolio of mainly investment grade corporate bonds with the intention of producing capital returns and an attractive level of income. Economic views will be factored into the overall profile of the fund, but the main driver will be the stocks selected. From March 2004 the fund will be managed by David Roberts who brings one of the best risk adjusted records in the sector.

Fund summary

Sector £ Corporate Bond
Structure OEIC
Launched
Size £0m
Yield 2.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 31 Mar, 30 Jun, 30 Sep, 31 Dec

Charges

Standard initial charge 4.50%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.00%
Ongoing charges figure 1.05%

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Investment process

A concentrated fund, mainly investing in UK investment grade corporate bonds with tactical inclusion of gilts and/or high yield debt when appropriate. The portfolio is mainly driven by individual stock selection. Duration and sector positions are monitored but generally arise as a result of the portfolio construction. However, views on the economy may instigate shifts in the portfolio with regard to bond durations, sector weightings and yield curve positioning where appropriate. Fundamental analysis regarding the issuing company will be combined with valuation of the specific issue to select those stocks more likely to produce outperformance.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

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  • 17/18 0.00%
  • 18/19 0.00%
  • 19/20 0.00%
  • 20/21 0.00%

Bestinvest MRI

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  • Career 0.00%
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Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Track record

Periods of worst performance

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About the MRI

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Sector breakdown

Others 46.00%
Financials 40.00%
Mortgage & Secured Bonds 10.00%
Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities 1.00%
Government Bonds 1.00%
Government Agency Bonds 1.00%
Fixed Interest 1.00%

Portfolio

The portfolio will consist of between 40 and 50 stocks. Mainly investment grade, but up to 10% may be held in gilts and there will typically be around 10% in high yield corporate bonds. Historically the manager has been prepared to actively trade the portfolio, on occasions portfolio turnover has reached an equivalent annualised rate of 400%.

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