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2018 JUL

Fund updates

Richard Woolnough – Fund manager

23/07/2018

M&G Optimal Income Fund: A review of the first half of 2018

The first half of 2018 has proven challenging for many areas in the global bond market. In this note, we take a detailed look at how the fund navigated the turbulence.

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Insights

Juan Nevado

18/07/2018

Herd behavior and market inefficiencies

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause fund prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested.

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Fund updates

Stuart Rhodes

17/07/2018

Rhodes show: A decade at the helm

It is almost 10 years since the launch of the M&G Global Dividend fund. Since then it has grown to over €7 billion* in size, investing in companies growing their dividends around the world. Manager Stuart Rhodes discusses the highs and lows of the past decade.

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Fund updates

Stuart Rhodes

16/07/2018

M&G Global Dividend Fund 10 Year Anniversary - Interview with Stuart Rhodes

As the M&G Global Dividend Fund reaches its 10-year anniversary, fund manager, Stuart Rhodes discusses what he set out to achieve at the funds launch, what have been his biggest challenges over this period and where he sees the risks and opportunities in the future.

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2018 JUN

Fund updates

James Tomlins and Stefan Isaacs

21/06/2018

A responsible approach to high yield

The M&G (Lux) Global High Yield ESG Bond Fund combines M&G’s long-running expertise in high yield investing with a rigorous assessment of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

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2018 MAY

Insights

James Tomlins and Stefan Isaacs

18/05/2018

M&G Fixed Interest: High yield investing in a rising interest rate environment

At M&G Fixed Interest, we offer two distinct high yield strategies for a rising interest rate environment: the M&G Global Floating Rate High Yield Fund and the more recently launched M&G (Lux) Floating Rate High Yield Solution. Both funds provide exposure to a globally diversified portfolio of high yield floating rate notes and are designed to deliver attractive income streams while limiting the negative impact of rising interest rates.

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Insights

Matthew Vaight

17/05/2018

M&G Global Emerging Markets Fund: Good prospects for emerging market equities

Despite a loss of momentum this year, Matthew Vaight, manager of the M&G Global Emerging Markets Fund, believes the outlook is still positive for emerging market equities. In particular, he believes the current environment is favourable for value-oriented investors. In this note, Matthew discusses recent trends and events including the performance of ‘growth’ stocks, governance improvements in South Korea and political changes. He also explains his optimism for China and highlights where he sees opportunities currently.

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Fund updates

Juan Nevado and Craing Moran - Fund Managers

16/05/2018

M&G (Lux) Conservative Fund - Evaluating three years of strategy

April marks three years since M&G’s Multi Asset team first introduced the concept of a portfolio invested in mixed assets focused on growing capital with a cautious approach. Initially launched as a UK-authorised OEIC in April 2015, the M&G Prudent Allocation Fund later merged into a Luxembourg-authorised SICAV, the M&G (Lux) Conservative Allocation Fund, in March 2018. In that time, the strategy has consistently demonstrated its ability to find opportunities in different market environments.

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Fund updates

Tristan Hanson - Fund Manager

15/05/2018

M&G Lux Global Target Return Fund - First Quarter 2018

The fund delivered a positive return over the quarter, with strong performance in January followed by a partial reversal in February and March.
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Insights

M&G Select team

15/05/2018

The inexorable rise of ESG investing

In recent years we have seen a rapidly increasing focus on responsible investment, underpinned by the incorporation of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors by the investment community, encouraged by wider society, including regulators. Growth in ESG investing is being driven by a number of factors, and it is unlikely to change course.

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