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Ignis Corporate Bond

Ranked 14 out of 102 in - Sterling Corporate Bond over 36 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Chris Bowie

Chris Bowie graduated from Strathclyde University with a BA in economics and is a qualified Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals. He started his career as a programmer with National Australia Bank and in 1993 he joined Murray Johnstone Ltd (later acquired by Aberdeen Asset Management) where he was a senior fixed income portfolio manager. Chris joined AEGON in 2000 where he ran the rates desk and was in charge of gilts and international bonds. In 2004 he joined Ignis where he is currently the head of credit and his team focuses primarily on sterling investment grade credit.

Adam Walker

Adam Walker is a fund manager at Ignis Asset Management. Walker is responsible for the Ignis Corporate Bond fund where he physically holds over 75% of the fund’s bonds and believes that cash is an important aspect of his tactical strategy. Based in London, Walker has co-managed the fund alongside Chris Bowie since February 2008.


To produce income and capital growth by investing in UK fixed interest securities (which includes corporate bonds) and Gilts with the provision to invest up to 15% of the portfolio in fixed interest securities outside the UK.


Sterling Corporate Bond over : 31/08/2011 - 31/08/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/08/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 8.4% 2.7% 2.8% 2.8%
2013 2.1% 2.1% -3.1% 2.3% 1.0%
2012 16.7% 4.0% 1.8% 7.2% 2.8%
2011 6.5% 1.8% 2.0% -1.2% 3.9%
2010 10.6% 5.8% 1.2% 6.9% -3.3%
2009 24.4% -11.1% 15.9% 17.9% 2.4%
2008 -21.7% -5.8% -1.3% -5.9% -10.5%
2007 0.0% 0.0% -1.9% 0.7% 1.3%
2006 1.7% -0.2% -1.1% 2.9% 0.1%
2005 7.6% 0.4% 4.0% 1.2% 1.9%
2004 6.5% 0.8% -1.3% 3.6% 3.3%
2003 7.6% 1.4% 4.0% 0.4% 1.5%
2002 9.1% 1.4% 1.7% 3.8% 1.9%
2001 6.7% 2.9% -0.5% 3.4% 0.8%
2000 9.0% 1.6% 0.7% 1.9% 4.6%
1999 -1.2% 0.7% -2.5% -1.8% 2.5%
1998 18.2% 4.0% 2.4% 5.6% 5.1%
1997 16.4% 1.5% 5.6% 5.6% 2.9%
1996 7.2% -3.3% 3.5% 3.9% 3.1%
1995 7.1% 0.3% 6.8%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date01/06/1990
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0001300267

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. additional investment50


  • Annual management1.1%
  • Initial investment4.25

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