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M&G Episode Income A Inc

Ranked 271 out of 330 in - Balanced GBP over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Steven Andrew

As a fund manager at M&G, Steven Andrew is responsible for the M&G Episode Income Fund, which he has run since first becoming a fund manager for the company in 2010. The fund follows a top-down investment style, focusing on macro factors with a behavioural finance overlay. This investment philosophy has allowed the fund to offer returns in various market conditions, and Andrew believes that the fund is robust enough to continue to do so in the future. Andrew studied Financial Economics at the University of London.

Objective

The Fund's aim is to generate a high and rising level of income over time through investment in a diversified range of assets. The fund manager adopts a flexible approach to the allocation of capital between asset classes in response to changes in economic conditions and the valuation of assets. The fund invests in transferable securities, fixed income assets (including, but not limited to, corporate bonds and government and public securities), warrants, money market instruments, deposits, cash and near cash.

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Performance

Balanced GBP over : 30/04/2015 - 30/04/2016
  • Rank 271/330 Total Return
  • Rank 285/330 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 296/330 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return
271 M&G Episode Income A Inc GBP

-3.9%

272 Elite Hasley Focused A Inc GBP

-4.0%

273 JPM Global Allocation A - Net Acc GBP

-4.0%

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 2.4%
2015 -2.8% 4.9% -4.2% -5.8% 2.7%
2014 13.5% 3.2% 4.0% 0.7% 5.0%
2013 7.2% 7.3% -3.0% 2.2% 0.8%
2012 8.1% 3.0% -0.6% 4.0% 1.4%
2011 6.3% 0.0% 3.0% -0.8% 4.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/03/2016

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
US Treasury 2.750% 15-Aug-2042 5.03
M&G Property Portfolio Sterling I Inc 4.81
Northern Trust Sterling E Dist GBP 3.85
Italy 4.750% 01-Sep-2044 3.44
Portugal 4.800% 15-Jun-2020 3.30
SPDR Barclays 10+Year US Corp Bd UCITS ETF USD Dis 3.28
Portugal 4.100% 15-Feb-2045 3.23
South Africa 6.250% 31-Mar-2036 3.05
Mexico 8.500% 18-Nov-2038 3.01
Colombia 10.000% 24-Jul-2024 2.41
31/03/2016

Registered For Sale In

  1. Luxembourg
  2. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date11/11/2010
  • Share Class size433Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B4054K09

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. regular additional investment100

Charges

  • Annual management1.35%
  • Initial investment4

Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).