M&G (Lux) Global Corporate Bond Fund

Fund Summary

  • ISIN:
    LU1670713335
  • YTD Performance (%):
    7.23
  • 2013 Performance (%):
    9.58
  • Fund Manager:
    Ben Lord
  • Fund manager tenure from:
    30/01/2009
  • Share type:
    Acc
  • Morningstar Rating™:
    5 Star Rating
  • Morningstar Analyst Rating:
    N/A

Ratings as at 31/12/2019 and should not be taken as a recommendation. Rating is at share class level.

Objective and investment policy

Objective

The fund aims to provide a combination of capital growth and income to deliver a return that is higher than that of the global investment grade corporate bond market over any five-year period.

Investment policy and strategy

Core investments: At least 80% of the fund is invested in high quality bonds issued by companies from anywhere in the world, including emerging markets. These bonds can be denominated in any currency. The fund aims to hedge any non-US dollar assets back to US dollar.

Other investments: The fund may invest in bonds issued by governments, lower quality corporate bonds, other funds, and cash or assets that can be turned quickly into cash.

Derivatives: The fund may invest via derivatives and use derivatives to reduce the risks and costs of managing the fund.

Strategy in brief: The investment manager selects investments based on an assessment of macroeconomic factors such as economic growth, interest rates and inflation. Spreading investments across issuers, industries and countries is an essential element of the fund’s strategy and the investment manager is assisted in the selection of individual bonds by an in-house team of analysts.

The investment manager seeks to invest in bonds believed to offer the best relative value opportunities in the investment grade corporate bond universe.

Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Corporate Index USD Hedged

The benchmark is a comparator against which the fund’s performance can be measured. The index has been chosen as the fund’s benchmark as it best reflects the scope of the fund’s investment policy. The benchmark is used solely to measure the fund’s performance and does not constrain the fund's portfolio construction.

The fund is actively managed.The investment manager has complete freedom in choosing which investments to buy, hold and sell in the fund. The fund’s holdings may deviate significantly from the benchmark’s constituents.

For unhedged share classes, the benchmark is shown in the share class currency. For currency hedged share classes, the benchmark is hedged to the share class currency.

You can find more information about the objective and investment policy of the fund in the Prospectus.

Risks associated with the fund

The value and income from the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise. There is no guarantee that the fund will achieve its objective and you may get back less than you originally invested.

Investments in bonds are affected by interest rates, inflation and credit ratings. It is possible that bond issuers will not pay interest or return the capital. All of these events can reduce the value of bonds held by the fund.

The fund may use derivatives to profit from an expected rise or fall in the value of an asset. Should the asset's value vary in an unexpected way, the fund may lose as much as or more than the amount invested.

The fund is exposed to different currencies. Derivatives are used to minimise, but may not always eliminate, the impact of movements in currency exchange rates.

The hedging process seeks to minimise, but cannot eliminate, the effect of movements in exchange rates on the performance of the hedged share class. Hedging also limits the ability to gain from favourable movements in exchange rates.

In exceptional circumstances where assets cannot be fairly valued, or have to be sold at a large discount to raise cash, we may temporarily suspend the fund in the best interest of all investors.

The fund could lose money if a counterparty with which it does business becomes unwilling or unable to repay money owed to the fund.

Further details of the risks that apply to the fund can be found in the fund's Prospectus.

Other information

The Fund allows for the extensive use of derivatives

The performance webpage for this fund is currently being reconfigured. In the interim, for performance information, please refer to the latest Fund Factsheet which can be found in the Literature section.

Fund Team

Ben Lord

Ben Lord - Fund manager

Ben Lord joined M&G in 2007 and was appointed manager of the M&G Global Corporate Bond strategy when it was launched in September 2013. Ben also manages the M&G UK Inflation Linked Corporate Bond strategy and co-manages the Corporate Bond and Strategic Corporate Bond strategies. Before joining M&G, he worked at Gordian Knot as a credit analyst covering global financial institutions. Ben obtained an MA (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh and is a CFA charterholder.

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Wolfgang Bauer

Wolfgang Bauer - Deputy Manager

Wolfgang Bauer is manager of the M&G (Lux) European Inflation Linked Corporate Bond Fund and co-manager of the M&G (Lux) Absolute Return Bond Fund. He is also deputy manager of the M&G (Lux) Global Corporate Bond Fund and the M&G (Lux) Euro Corporate Bond Fund. Wolfgang joined M&G in 2012 as part of the Investment Graduate Programme, becoming part of M&G's Wholesale Fixed Income team in January 2014, focusing on US investment grade credit. Wolfgang gained a PhD in chemistry from the University of Cambridge and is a CFA and CAIA charterholder.

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Mario Eisenegger

Mario Eisenegger - Investment specialist

Mario Eisenegger joined M&G in February 2015 as an associate investment specialist providing support for the retail fixed interest fund range. He was previously at UBS, where he was a senior client advisor to private clients and a deputy branch manager. Mario holds a bachelor of science from the University of Northwestern Switzerland. Mario speaks German and Swiss German.

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Ratings

Rating is at a share class level

5 Star Rating

Ratings as at 30/06/2020. The Morningstar Overall Rating. Copyright © 2019 Morningstar UK Limited. All Rights Reserved. The Morningstar Analyst Rating™. © 2019 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Ratings should not be taken as recommendation.

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