Aviva Investors Strategic Bond SC 2

Fund invested in high yield, emerging market, investment grade and government bonds.

  • 111.62p
    Price (Inc)

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  • -
    Price (Acc)

    These are the shares in the fund that don’t pay out an income to clients. Any dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – are reinvested into companies in the fund. Despite no income, the shares should be worth more over time. Good incentive, eh?

  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 0.50%
    Annual management charge

    This is how much the fund management company charges to run the fund. It’s like paying a babysitter, dog sitter or house sitter (that makes well-informed, heavily researched changes to improve your baby/dog/house when needed).

  • 0.63%
    Ongoing charges

    This stands for Ongoing Charges Figure. It’s the cost of running a fund and includes admin fees, manager fees, administration costs, etc.

  • 2.20%

    How much the fund is currently paying out in income to investors. It’s NOT to be confused with the overall growth of a fund – a very different thing indeed. It’s also NOT a guarantee of future pay-outs, just a snapshot. This is more what it’s not than what it is…

Prices as at 22 January 2021

Fund summary

Sector £ Strategic Bond
Structure OEIC
Launched September, 2008
Size £298m
Yield 2.20%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 15 Mar, 15 Jun, 15 Sep, 15 Dec


Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.50%
Ongoing charges figure 0.63%


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Investment process

The fund aims to maximise returns by investing in a diversified portfolio of high yield, emerging market, investment grade and government bonds.

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Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 -0.30%
  • 17/18 -0.04%
  • 18/19 0.01%
  • 19/20 -0.17%
  • 20/21 -0.12%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.09%
  • 5 years -0.12%
  • Career -0.13%
  • 3 years 33.70%
  • 5 years 14.00%
  • Career 8.10%

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 12.8 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 - November 2020) there was a decline of 18% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 23%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -23.00% (April 2008 - March 2009)
Relative -18.00% (May 2008 - November 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

6.17% United States Treasury Bonds 3% 15/02/2049
5.7% Germany(Federal Republic Of) Frn 15/04/30 Eur1000
4.09% United States Of Amer Treas Bills 1.75% Bds 15/11/29 Usd100
3.89% United States Treasury Bonds 0% 15/02/2046
3.67% Aviva Investors Stlg Lqudty 3 Gbp Inc
3.36% United States Treasury Notes 0% 15/01/2029
2.7% Legal & General Group Plc 0% 23/07/2041
2.28% Virgin Media Secured Finance Plc 5% Bds 15/04/27 Gbp1000
2.27% Telecom Italia Spa(New) 5.875% Bds 19/05/23 Gbp(Var)
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Government Bonds 25.00%
Communications 18.00%
Banks 12.00%
Others 8.00%
Insurance 6.00%
Cyclical Consumer Goods 6.00%
Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods 6.00%
Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities 4.00%
Electricity Supply 3.00%
Financials 2.00%


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