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Old Mutual Global Strategic Bond

Ranked 101 out of 118 in - Global over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Stewart Cowley

Stewart Cowley is a man with many strings to his bow. The multi-talented Cowley is also an accomplished orchestral musician and is the author of six children’s books. Cowley was head of global fixed interest at Invesco Asset Management from 1993-1995 before joining Hill Samuel Asset Management as head of global fixed interest and joint CIO. He was appointed director of investment management (fixed income) at Newton in 2000, and joined Old Mutual Asset Managers in early 2009. He now takes charge of the Old Mutual Dynamic and Global Strategic Bond funds.


To produce an attractive level of income together with capital appreciation by investing in a diversified international portfolio of fixed and variable rate bond investments, including convertible securities. The fund will vary the currencies in which it invests to enable it to achieve its objective.


Global over : 31/05/2014 - 31/05/2015
  • Rank 101/118 Total Return
  • Rank 72/118 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 96/118 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Return
99 FP Russell Defensive Assets A Acc


100 Schroder ISF Global Credit Dur Hedged GBPH I Acc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged


101 Old Mutual Global Strategic Bond A Inc


102 Aberdeen Global II - Global Government Bond D1 GBP


103 Liontrust GF Glo Strat Bond - Dist (C1 Hgd - GBP)

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 3.8%
2014 -2.4% -2.6% -1.3% 1.3% 0.2%
2013 -1.2% 4.2% -5.1% -0.6% 0.5%
2012 5.5% 0.6% 3.5% -0.9% 2.2%
2011 3.5% -0.5% -0.7% 5.0% -0.2%
2010 11.4% 5.6% 3.3% 6.1% -3.7%
2009 15.4% -0.7% 3.7% 14.7% -2.2%
2008 25.1% 5.8% -2.1% 3.3% 16.9%
2007 6.8% 1.3% -3.1% 4.2% 4.4%
2006 -4.3% -0.8% -2.5% 1.0% -2.1%
2005 5.4% -0.9% 3.6% 1.8% 0.9%
2004 3.9% -1.5% -1.6% 4.4% 2.7%
2003 6.3% 5.6% 2.7% -1.0% -1.1%
2002 10.9% 0.8% 5.0% 1.3% 3.5%
2001 6.2% 4.0% 0.1% 2.1% -0.1%
2000 12.4% 0.2% 6.1% 0.8% 4.9%
1999 -4.2% -0.3% -2.3% -3.2% 1.7%
1998 13.2% 3.1% 2.5% 2.5% 4.5%
1997 11.9% 0.9% 4.4% 4.8% 1.5%
1996 5.6% -1.2% 2.5% 2.8% 1.5%
1995 6.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date29/11/1991
  • Share Class size45Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B1XG7L17

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. additional investment250


  • Annual management1.0%
  • Initial investment3.5

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