Aviva Investors Managed High Income SC 1

A hybrid bond fund investing globally in high yield, emerging market and quality debt.

  • 51.93p
    Price (Inc)

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    Price (Acc)

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  • 4.00% 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 1.25%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.39%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 3.20%

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Prices as at 18 September 2020, fund data last updated 14 July 2006

This is a hybrid bond fund investing across UK Investment Grade, UK/European & US High Yield and Emerging Market Debt. At least 30% of the portfolio will be invested in quality bonds. The asset mix of this portfolio is designed to provide investors with a higher income whilst diversifying risk.

Fund summary

Sector £ Strategic Bond
Structure OEIC
Launched April, 1989
Size £131m
Yield 3.20%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 27th day of each month


Standard initial charge 4.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.25%
Ongoing charges figure 1.39%


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Investment process

The objective of the fund is to provide diversification across international fixed income securities and a high monthly income. Unusually the high yield element is supplemented by the fund's ability to invest within US High Yield and Emerging Market debt. The portfolio consists of a selection of best ideas recommended by Morley Asset Management's specialist fixed income teams. All non sterling currency exposure is hedged. The performance data prior to April 2002 requires careful interpretation due to a change in the fund's mandate.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 -0.36%
  • 16/17 -0.02%
  • 17/18 -0.02%
  • 18/19 -0.11%
  • 19/20 -0.13%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.08%
  • 5 years -0.13%
  • Career -0.13%
  • 3 years 36.30%
  • 5 years 12.50%
  • Career 8.50%

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

Christopher Higham

Higham rejoined Morley in September 2008 from Old Mutual Asset Managers where he worked as a fund manager since June 2005. He co-managed the AA rated Old Mutual Dynamic Bond fund and deputy managed the Old Mutual Corporate Bond fund. He previously worked at Morley from September 1999 as a credit analyst.

Track record

Christopher Higham has 12.5 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.13%. During the worst period of relative performance (from May 2008 - August 2020) there was a decline of 17% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 23%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -23.00% (April 2008 - March 2009)
Relative -17.00% (May 2008 - August 2020)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.


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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 31 July 2020

9.86% Aviva Investors Em Mkts Bd Zqh Eur Inc
1.7% European Investment Bank 4.5% Mtn 07/03/44 Gbp1000
1.67% At&T Inc 4.25% Bds 01/06/43 Gbp100000
1.66% Legal & General Group Plc 0% 23/07/2041
1.63% Imperial Brands Finance Plc 9% Gtd Nts 17/02/22 Gbp50000
1.51% Mitchells & Butlers Plc 6.469% Bds 15/12/32 Gbp1000 C
1.43% Barclays Bank Plc 10% 21/05/2021
1.4% Citigroup Inc 4.5% Bds 3/03/31 Gbp1000
1.4% Verizon Communications Inc 2.875% Bds 15/01/38 Eur100000
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Others 28.00%
Communications 20.00%
Banks 10.00%
Cyclical Consumer Goods 9.00%
Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods 9.00%
Capital Goods 5.00%
Energy 5.00%
Government Bonds 5.00%
Insurance 5.00%
Electricity Supply 4.00%


The portfolio will consist of about 140 issues.


Permitted asset class ranges: UK Investment Grade Debt 30-60%, UK/European & US High Yield limited to 25-60% and Emerging Market Debt 0-20%.

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