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Smith & Williamson Fixed Interest Trust

Ranked 90 out of 104 in - Sterling Corporate Bond over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

John Anderson

John Anderson acquired his taste for fixed interest investments in 1984 with British Rail Pension funds, where he worked as a trainee fund manager. In 1986 he got his first senior fund management role with Co-operative Bank and went on to become an investment director at the group and an instrumental figure in the establishment of Co-operative Investment Management, the fund management arm of the group. Anderson joined National Provident Institution (NPI) in 1992 and was quickly promoted to head of fixed interest and treasury, a position he held for five years before joining BWD Rensburg Unit Trust Managers. He then joined Gartmore in July 2009 where he spent nearly two years before joining JP Morgan in April 2011. John joined the fixed income team at Smith and Williamson in 2014. Born in September 1960, Anderson is a graduate in Business Studies from Thames Valley University.

Christopher Lynas

Fixed Income specialist Christopher Lynas focuses on credit and duration management for his Fixed Interest fund and various segregated portfolios. Born in Northern Ireland in September 1964, Lynas studied Chemistry at Imperial College, London and started out in the City with Hoare Govett in 1986, firstly in the back office and then the dealing desk, before he was promoted to private client manager. In July 1990 he joined Smith & Williamson and is a director at the group.


The objective of the Trust is to achieve a high income through investing primarily in a variety of investment grade fixed interest instruments without geographical restriction and preference shares in UK and European community companies. The Manager intends to retain ISA qualifying status and suitability for pension funds.


Sterling Corporate Bond over : 31/10/2014 - 31/10/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 2.5% -3.5% 0.3%
2014 10.5% 2.6% 3.1% 1.2% 3.2%
2013 -3.3% 1.4% -5.4% 0.8% 0.0%
2012 9.8% 0.5% 3.4% 3.2% 2.3%
2011 15.0% 0.6% 2.6% 5.1% 6.0%
2010 9.0% 4.2% 2.7% 5.9% -3.9%
2009 8.8% -0.5% 2.8% 8.1% -1.7%
2008 -3.0% -1.2% -0.8% -0.9% -0.1%
2007 2.1% 0.3% -1.1% 1.7% 1.3%
2006 -3.2% -1.9% -4.8% 4.7% -1.0%
2005 9.0% 0.1% 5.7% 1.6% 1.3%
2004 7.6% 0.1% -1.2% 3.7% 5.0%
2003 6.0% 0.0% 6.2% -1.2% 1.1%
2002 7.4% -0.6% 3.3% 3.3% 1.2%
2001 3.4% -0.7% 0.4% 2.4% 1.3%
2000 9.0% 0.9% 0.4% 1.7% 5.9%
1999 -1.2% -2.5% -0.2% -2.2% 3.7%
1998 19.7% 2.4% 4.4% 4.6% 7.0%
1997 14.2% 3.9% 2.9% 3.7% 3.2%
1996 7.1% -1.7% 2.9% 2.7% 3.1%
1995 3.9%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date03/05/1995
  • Share Class size31Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0008193038

Purchase Info

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


  • Annual management1.00%
  • 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).