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M&G UK Inflation Linked Corporate Bond I

Aims to generate a return ahead of UK inflation over the medium to long term

  • 123.83p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 132.20p
    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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  • 0.45%
    Annual management charge

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    Ongoing charges

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    Yield

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Prices as at 14 June 2021, fund data last updated 13 April 2012

The Fund aims to protect the value of capital and income from inflation by generating a return consistent with or greater than UK inflation over the medium to long term by investing predominantly in a portfolio of index linked, quality corporate bonds. By investing in corporate bonds the manager is in a position to deliver a real yield premium to UK index linked gilts. The majority of returns from this vehicle are in the form of capital returns from indexation, income yields will be low. 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 September, 2010
Size £1,033m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.45%
Ongoing charges figure 0.45%

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Investment process

The fund invests mainly in investment grade inflation-linked corporate bonds, floating rate notes (including asset backed securities) and other short dated fixed income instruments (including bonds not linked to inflation). Derivatives may be used in pursuit of the fund objective and for efficient portfolio management purposes. Index linked corporate bond exposure may also be achieved indirectly by investing in a combination of index linked gilts and credit derivatives. Generally speaking where non sterling securities are purchased these will be hedged to £. Fund duration will be kept deliberately short in order to minimise sensitivity to changes in real yields and maximise sensitivity to inflation outcomes.

Investing in a range of fixed interest securities this fund should perform well when inflation is high or rising. It benefits from an experienced fixed interest team at M&G and is likely to deliver a yield premium to index linked gilts. We expect this fund to be less volatile than traditional index linked gilts as it is deliberately structured to minimise sensitivity to changes in real interest rates.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 0.00%
  • 17/18 0.00%
  • 18/19 0.62%
  • 19/20 -0.05%
  • 20/21 0.00%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.17%
  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 94.40%

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

Ben Lord

Lord joined M&G in 2007 as a portfolio manager within the Retail Fixed Interest team. He previously worked as a credit analyst for a number of financial institutions and across a wide range of markets, including North America, Australia and Europe. He obtained an MA (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh and is a CFA charterholder.

Track record

Ben Lord has 2.9 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.17%. During the worst period of relative performance (from February 2009 - March 2009) there was a decline of 3% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 3%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 94%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -3.00% (February 2009 - March 2009)
Relative -3.00% (February 2009 - March 2009)

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

28.7741% Hm Treasury United Kingdom Dmo 2.5% Idx Lkd Gilt 17/07/24 Gbp0.01
18.8004% Hm Treasury United Kingdom Dmo 0.125% Idx Gilt 22/03/24 Gbp0.01
5.6324% Hm Treasury United Kingdom Dmo 1.875% Idx Lkd Gilt 22/11/22 Gbp
3.1994% Tesco 3.322% Idx Lkd Nts 05/11/25 Gbp
3.0605% Northern Trust Sterling E
2.5078% United States Of Amer Treas Notes 0.125% Tb 15/07/24 Usd1000
2.0914% Upjohn Finance Bv 1.023% Bds 23/06/24 Eur100000
1.5732% Deutsche Pfandbriefbank Ag 1.75% Bds 21/11/22 Gbp100000
1.5402% Orsted A/S Iln 16/05/34(Orsted A/S)Gbp100000
1.4623% Nationwide Building Society 3.875% Ln Stk 30/07/21 Gbp1
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Banks 28.00%
Government Bonds 24.00%
Investment Grade Bonds 14.00%
Energy 5.00%
Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities 4.00%
Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities 3.00%
Retail 3.00%
Health Care 3.00%
Money Market 3.00%
Consumer Goods 3.00%

Constraints

Max exposure to high yield bonds 20%. Fund duration is unlikely to be greater than 5yrs and maybe as low as negative 1yr.

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