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Invesco Tactical Bond (UK) Y

  • 211.64p
    Price (Inc)

    These are the shares in the fund that pay out an income to clients. The income is made up of the total dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – from the companies in the fund.

  • 246.81p
    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?

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    Initial charge

    Some funds charge you when you first invest, which is aptly known as the initial charge. They’re usually between 3-5% but at Bestinvest, we usually don’t charge you a penny!

  • 0.70%
    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).

  • 0.70%
    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.

  • 2.50%
    Yield

    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 29 October 2020, fund data last updated 14 November 2019

The objective of the Fund is to achieve income and capital growth over the medium to long term (3 to 5 years plus). This is a focused, best ideas fund with no constraints, enabling the managers to invest globally across the quality and high yield corporate and government bond markets and their respective derivative instruments. Whilst the managers aim to at least match cash or quality bond returns over a market cycle, this is not an absolute return product and it will embrace market risk if there is an opportunity to deliver additional returns.

Fund summary

Sector £ Strategic Bond
Structure OEIC
Launched
Size £619m
Yield 2.50%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 30 Jun, 31 Dec

Charges

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Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.70%
Ongoing charges figure 0.70%

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Investment process

The fund aims to maximise total return primarily through a flexible allocation to fixed interest securities and cash. The fund has no formal asset allocation constraints - the managers may invest in cash, sovereign debt, quality and higher yielding corporate bonds, in addition some non sterling currency positions may be included. The fund mandate also enables the managers to use derivative instruments to manage interest rate risk and to gain credit exposure in the place of cash securities. The fund is defined as an unsophisticated UCITS 3 product, consequently it is unable to provide leveraged market exposure.

Paul Causer and Paul Read are arguably the most established portfolio management partnership in the fixed income retail space. This fund is designed to be their most flexible investment mandate. They cemented their reputation in more targeted fixed income mandates, but we are confident that their skills should be transportable to this less constrained fund.

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.

Track record

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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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Sector breakdown

Banks 35.00%
Government Bonds 12.00%
Automobiles 10.00%
Utilities 4.00%
Insurance 4.00%
Telecommunications 4.00%
Media 3.00%
Technology 2.00%
Money Market 2.00%
Manufacturing 2.00%

Portfolio

The portfolio is well diversified with over 150 holdings. Around a quarter of the fund is held in cash, core government bonds and bonds maturing within one year.

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