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TwentyFour Select Monthly Income (LSE:SMIF)

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Legal & General bond funds - Rating suspended

Legal & General announced today that Richard Hodges has resigned from his position as portfolio manager on its Dynamic Bond and Fixed Interest funds. Hodges is the second senior fixed income manager to leave Legal & General’s retail fixed income team recently, following Michael Canoy’s departure in December 2013. With immediate effect his replacement on Dynamic Bond will be Martin Reeves, head of high yield bonds and manager of the High Income Trust. Reeves previously managed strategic bond style mandates at Alliance Bernstein. Responsibility for the Fixed Income Trust will be handed to Robert Barnard-Smith, a senior portfolio manager on Legal & General’s institutional quality corporate bond desk.

We have suspended our ratings pending a meeting with the new fund managers. Alternative strategic bond fund options include Kames Strategic Bond, TwentyFour Dynamic Bond and Invesco Perpetual Tactical Bond. Investors should be aware that strategic bond funds generally seek to target risk adjusted total returns and as a consequence the yield distribution on these funds may be low.

The value of investments, and the income derived from them, can go down as well as up and you can get back less than you originally invested. This article does not constitute personal advice. If you are in doubt as to the suitability of an investment please contact one of our advisers. Smaller companies shares can be more volatile and less liquid than larger company shares, so smaller companies funds can carry more risk.