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GAM Star Credit Opportunities (GBP) GBP Inc

Ranked 1 out of 60 in - Sterling Strategic Bond over 3 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Anthony Smouha

Anthony Smouha is Chief Executive Officer of ATLANTICOMNIUM S.A. and is adviser to multiple GAM bond funds. ATLANTICOMNIUM S.A. specialises in bond portfolio management. Prior to joining ATLANTICOMNIUM S.A. in 1992, Mr Smouha was senior vice president, head of bond trading and sales at Soditic SA/SG Warburg Soditic SA, Geneva. Prior to this, he was at Credit Suisse First Boston in London. Mr Smouha was educated at Harrow School and holds an MA Cantab Hons in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He is based in Geneva.

Objective

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital gain in Sterling through investment principally in income bearing or accruing securities with fixed principal amounts including government bonds, corporate bonds, junior debt securities, preferred shares, convertible securities and contingent capital notes.

Performance

Sterling Strategic Bond over : 28/02/2015 - 31/05/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 4.3%
2014 11.9% 4.4% 4.3% 1.0% 1.7%
2013 12.3% 4.7% -0.3% 3.4% 4.0%
2012 26.5% 7.5% -1.0% 7.7% 10.4%
2011 1.9%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/12/2014

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Barclays Bank PLC FRN Perp 3.98
Nationwide Building Society FRN PERP 3.41
Lloyds Bank PLC PERP 3.25
Coventry Bldg PERP 2.55
Old Mutual PLC 8.000% 03-Jun-2021 2.46
Lloyds TSB Bank plc FRN Perp 2.40
Scottish Amc Fin PERP 2.27
General Accident PLC PFD 2.16
Man Group PLC 5.875% 16-Sep-2024 2.13
Other Assets 1.99
31/12/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Finland
  3. Germany
  4. Ireland
  5. Netherlands
  6. Norway
  7. Spain
  8. Sweden
  9. Switzerland
  10. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date12/07/2011
  • Share Class size192Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN IE00B5870639

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment6,000
  • Min. additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%

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Jeremy Smouha, chief executive of Atlanticomnium and manager of the GAM Star Credit Opportunities fund, has argued that government action has inoculated financial systems from contagious catastrophes.

GAM credit opportunities manager fears for mainstream bonds

GAM Credit Opportunities manager Anthony Smouha is backing sub-ordinated debt and discounted floating rate notes in what he expects to a difficult time for maninstream bonds.

GAM co-founder to launch UK office for Swiss boutique

GAM founding member and director Jeremy Smouha has left the firm to launch a UK office for Swiss-based corporate bond specialist Atlanticomnium.

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