Fidelity Extra Income A

A more conservatively structured hybrid bond portfolio focusing on the pan European markets.

  • 28.26p Price (Inc)
  • 199.10p Price (Acc)
  • 3.50% 0.00% Initial charge
  • 1.25% Annual management charge
  • 1.46% Ongoing charges
  • 2.60% Yield

Prices as at 09 December 2019, fund data last updated 15 June 2010

A hybrid bond portfolio investing in high yield and investment grade fixed interest securities. The aim is to provide an enhanced yield and superior risk adjusted total returns relative to pure investment grade corporate bond funds. The funds performance objective is to outperform both the peer group and the benchmark in the long run. The neutral asset allocation for the portfolio is 60% investment grade bonds and 40% high yield bonds. All non sterling currency exposure is hedged. Bonds issued by major governments and companies will be more stable than those issued by emerging markets or smaller corporate issuers; in the event of an issuer experiencing financial difficulty, there may be a risk to some or all of the capital invested. Any historical or current yields quoted should not be considered reliable indicators of future performance.

Fund summary

Sector £ Strategic Bond
Structure OEIC
Launched February, 1999
Size £612m
Yield 2.60%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 25th day of each month

Charges

Standard initial charge 3.50%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.25%
Ongoing charges figure 1.46%

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Investment process

The fund will invest primarily in sterling corporate and high yield bonds, in addition the fund may also include exposure to euro denominated corporate and high yield debt and US denominated high yield. For comparative purposes the fund's IA peer group is the Strategic Bond Sector, it's benchmark is 60% Merrill Lynch Euro Sterling, 25% Merrill Lynch Sterling High Yield and 15% Merrill Lynch Euro High Yield. Exposure to high yield is not fixed but will be managed within predefined bands according to the prevailing market conditions. By mixing the two asset classes the manager will seek to diversify risk. The intention is that the volatility of the fund will be managed not to exceed that of a pure corporate bond fund. Returns are anticipated to be driven primarily by asset allocation, credit strategies and stock selection. Duration management is not expected to be a major contributor to fund alpha.

The portfolio manager is one the most respected in the industry. He has a reputation as being one of the more conservative investors with a keen eye on risk and diversification at the portfolio level; these attributes were particularly evident in the recent credit crisis. He benefits from the resources and global reach of Fidelity International. His Strategic Bond Fund represents a more unconstrained version of this fund from an asset allocation perspective.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

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Bestinvest MRI

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

Sajiv Vaid/Peter Khan

Vaid joined Fidelity in 2015. Prior to this he joined Royal London Asset Management in 2001 where he managed their flagship retail and institutional corporate funds. In 1997, he joined Fuji Investments as a bond fund manager. He started his career in 1994 when he joined Gerrard Group as a trainee bond fund manager. Vaid graduated from the University of Hull in 1991 in Economic & Social History and holds an MA in Modern International Studies from University of Leeds. Khan joined Fidelity in 2000 and has over 17 years of investment experience. Khan has a degree in History from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA (Finance and International Business) from New York University.

Track record

The track record of Sajiv Vaid/Peter Khan in managing mutual funds in this sector is still too short for us to draw any meaningful conclusions and so our assessment is based largely on qualitative aspects.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute 0.00% (April 2019 - May 2019)
Relative 0.00% (July 2019 - August 2019)

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 2019

4.29% Hm Treasury United Kingdom Dmo 4% Gilt 07/03/22 Gbp0.01
2.36% (Lloyds) Hbos Plc
2.19% Electricite De France
1.78% Virgin Money Hldgs (Uk) Plc
1.72% (Thames) Thames Water Util Cay Fi
1.48% (Wintre) Wind Tre Spa
1.37% (Tscopr) Tesco Property Fin 2 Plc
1.35% (Intuln) Intu (Sgs) Finance Plc
1.34% Ei Group Plc
1.32% (Entinn) Unique Pub Finance Co
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Investment Grade Bonds 47.00%
High Yield Bond 34.00%
Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities 11.00%
Others 5.00%
Government Bonds 4.00%
Money Market 1.00%

Portfolio

Diversified portfolio. All non sterling currency exposure is hedged.

Constraints

The optimal mix of asset classes is within the following ranges: 45% - 65% Corporate Bonds, 20% - 45% High Yield Bonds, 0% - 10% Gilts.

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