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Henderson Strategic Bond

Ranked 25 out of 62 in - Sterling Strategic Bond over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Jenna Barnard

Jenna Barnard graduated from Oxford University with a BA degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She started her career with Orbitex Investments Ltd as an inverstment analyst. Jenna joined Henderson Global Investors in 2002 as a credit analyst and assistant portfolio manager. In 2004 she became a credit portfolio manager and in 2005 she took charge of the Henderson Strategic High Yield Bond fund and the Preference and Bond fund alongside John Pattullo. Jenna is currently an associate director of fixed income. She is a CFA Charterholder and an affiliate member of the UKSIP and the Securities Institute.

John Pattullo

Having graduated from St Andrews University in 1993 with a degree in economics, John Pattullo began his career as an audit supervisor with Price Waterhouse Coopers. After a four-year stint at the accountancy firm, his career took a different path when he joined Henderson Global Investors as a trainee manager. The Edinburgh-born manager’s rise within his new company was rapid. In the ten years he has been involved in fund management he has risen to the position of director of retail credit within the group. Outside of fund management, Pattullo enjoys tennis, and his appreciation of golf seems to be at odds with Mark Twain’s description of the sport being ‘a good walk spoiled’.


To provide a return by investing in higher yielding assets including high yield bonds, investment grade bonds, government bonds, preference shares and other bonds. The fund may also invest in equities. ares and other bonds. The fund may also invest in equities. The fund will take strategic asset allocation decisions between countries, asset classes, sectors and credit ratings. The fund may invest in other transferable securities, money market instruments, derivatives and forward transactions, deposits and units in collective investment schemes.

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Sterling Strategic Bond over : 30/04/2015 - 30/04/2016
  • Rank 25/62 Total Return
  • Rank 17/62 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 19/62 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return
23 Aviva Investors Managed High Income SC 1 Inc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



24 Rathbones Strategic Bond Inst Acc GBP


25 Henderson Strategic Bond A Net Inc GBP


26 Jupiter Strategic Bond Acc GBP


27 Artemis Strategic Bond QR Acc GBP


Fund Name Currency Risk
15 Old Mutual Voyager Strategic Bond A GBP Inc GBP


16 Santander Investment Portfolio Retail Acc GBP


17 Henderson Strategic Bond A Net Inc GBP


18 Premier Strategic High Inc Bond A Inc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



19 Allianz Sterling Total Return A GBP


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 0.7%
2015 2.6% 3.7% -1.8% -0.1% 0.9%
2014 7.3% 3.0% 2.6% -0.6% 2.1%
2013 5.1% 1.7% -2.2% 2.4% 3.2%
2012 19.2% 6.2% 2.7% 4.3% 4.8%
2011 -0.9% 3.8% 0.4% -7.2% 2.4%
2010 6.2% 5.7% -5.0% 6.4% -0.6%
2009 33.9% -5.6% 15.3% 16.3% 5.8%
2008 -12.1% -4.0% 3.1% -7.0% -4.4%
2007 1.8% 1.2% 0.9% -0.7% 0.4%
2006 6.0% 2.0% -0.3% 2.6% 1.5%
2005 9.3% 1.1% 3.3% 2.9% 1.7%
2004 11.5% 0.5% 0.2% 4.5% 5.9%
2003 17.2% 2.6% 6.7% 2.2% 4.8%
2002 -0.1% -0.2% -0.3% -2.9% 3.4%
2001 7.1% 5.7% -0.8% -3.8% 6.1%
2000 -5.4% 1.4% 0.8% -3.1% -4.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date31/01/1995
  • Share Class size1,522Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0007495293

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.25%
  • Initial investment4

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