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F&C Maximum Income Bond

Ranked 9 out of 42 in - Global High Yield over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Chris Brils

London-based Chris Brils is Head of Global High Yield at F&C. In 1998 Chris started his investment career at ABN AMRO Asset Management where he was Head of European High Yield until 2008. He moved to Pall Mall Investment Management and served as Head of High Yield prior to joining F&C in 2011. Chris studied at Wageningen Agricultural University and Nyenrode University in the Netherlands. He is a CFA Charterholder and member of UKSIP.


The Fund aims to maximise returns through investment primarily in high-yielding global fixed interest securities. The Fund will invest predominantly in US dollar, sterling and euro denominated high-yielding fixed interest securities, including non-investment grade bonds. To manage risk the Fund will aim to achieve a wide degree of diversification and the managers will adopt a rigorous credit management process.


Global High Yield over : 30/04/2014 - 30/04/2015
  • Rank 9/42 Total Return
  • Rank 9/42 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 2/42 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Return
7 Marlborough High Yield Fixed Interest


8 WMP (Lux) IV Multi-Sector Credit GBP S Hdg

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged


9 F&C Maximum Income Bond 1 Inc


10 Schroder ISF Global High Yield GBP Hedged I Acc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged


11 Kames High Yield Global Bond A Inc GBP Hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged


Fund Name Risk
7 BlueBay Global High Yield Bond D GBP (QIDiv)

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged


8 Kames High Yield Global Bond A Inc GBP Hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged


9 F&C Maximum Income Bond 1 Inc


10 Mirabaud-Global High Yield Bond-AH Cap GBP


11 AllianceBernstein-Global High Yield Pf AT GBP H

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged


Fund Name Loss
1 Royal London Shrt Dur Glo Hi Yield Bd Z Inc


2 F&C Maximum Income Bond 1 Inc


2 Investec Monthly High Income A Inc2 Net GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged


4 UBAM Global High Yield Solution IHD GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged


5 Schroder Monthly High Income A Acc


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 3.1%
2014 3.6% 2.4% 2.4% -1.2% 0.0%
2013 7.6% 2.1% -1.1% 3.0% 3.4%
2012 20.5% 8.6% -0.7% 6.3% 5.0%
2011 -1.4% 4.6% 0.1% -9.1% 3.6%
2010 13.4% 7.9% -3.7% 8.2% 0.9%
2009 49.6% -2.0% 24.2% 18.4% 3.8%
2008 -28.1% -4.8% 3.1% -8.6% -19.8%
2007 1.2% 1.8% 0.3% -0.1% -0.7%
2006 7.1% 1.9% -0.8% 3.2% 2.7%
2005 8.4% 1.6% 1.7% 3.6% 1.3%
2004 13.0% 2.8% 0.1% 4.9% 4.6%
2003 22.4% 4.3% 8.8% 2.8% 4.9%
2002 -5.9% -3.8% -1.3% -6.8% 6.3%
2001 -0.4% 3.6% -1.9% -8.9% 7.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Ireland
  2. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date20/11/2000
  • Share Class size32Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0002053006

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. additional investment50


  • Annual management1.3%
  • Initial investment5

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