Threadneedle Defensive Equity & Bond Z

Defensively managed fund targetting both growth and income.

  • 140.20p
    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.

  • -
    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

    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!

  • 0.65%
    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).

  • 0.83%
    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.

  • 1.30%
    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 15 January 2021

Fund summary

Sector Mixed Investment 0-35% Shares
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched December, 2014
Size £303m
Yield 1.30%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.65%
Ongoing charges figure 0.83%

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Investment process

The aim of the Fund is to provide a return by way of capital growth and income from a defensively managed portfolio of funds managed by Threadneedle Investments.

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Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 0.00%
  • 17/18 0.00%
  • 18/19 0.00%
  • 19/20 0.00%
  • 20/21 0.00%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.35%
  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.00%

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

Jim Cielinski

Cielinski joined Threadneedle in 2010 as Head of Fixed Income. In this role he is responsible for the overall management of the fixed income business, including investment process, product development and investment strategy. He is also a key participant in Threadneedle’s asset allocation process. Prior to joining Threadneedle he spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs, leaving as Head of Global Credit – Investment Grade. He has also held senior investment roles at Utah Retirement Systems and Brown Brothers Harriman. Jim graduated from the University of Utah in 1983 with a BSc in Finance and gained an MBA from New York University in 1988.

Track record

The track record of Jim Cielinski 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 -2.00% (September 2002 - October 2002)
Relative -5.00% (January 2003 - February 2003)

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

17.8% Threadneedle Global Bond Fund
15.5% Threadneedle Sterling Bond Fund
10.5% Threadneedle Uk Corporate Bond Fund
10.1% Threadneedle American Fund
6% Threadneedle Uk Ina Gbp
5.6% Threadneedle Dollar Bond Rga Gbp
4% Threadneedle Global Select Fund
3.7% Threadneedle (Lux) Sicav - Global Corporate Bond -Xgh- Capitalisation
3.1% Threadneedle European Bond Fund
2.8% Threadneedle Asia Fund
Source: Trustnet

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