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SWIP Strategic Bond

Ranked 32 out of 58 in - Sterling Strategic Bond over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Roger Webb

Cumbrian-born Roger Webb casts his eye across a wide range of criteria when selecting corporate bonds, including sector trends and business and financial profiles. Webb applies this strategy to the Norwich Higher Income Plus fund, Norwich Distribution and Norwich Managed High Income funds. He is also responsible for a significant amount of money held in pension funds. Webb started out in Norwich Union‘s venture capital division and then moved into bond fund management with NU’s Spanish operation, Plus Ultra. He returned to the UK in 1996 managing gilt portfolios before moving to NU’s corporate bond team in 1997.

Luke Hickmore

Luke Hickmore is an investment director at Aberdeen Asset Management, where he has worked since joining in 2007. Hickmore runs bond strategies for the firm using a macro, fundamental investment style. Before joining Aberdeen, Hickmore worked as a credit strategist at RIA Capital and as an investment manager at Rathbone Brothers, having first begun his career in the investment industry as a portfolio assistant at Lloyds Bank. Outside of work, Hickmore enjoys tennis and rugby, as well as playing the drums.

Objective

The Fund aims to provide a total return by investing in a portfolio of global debt instruments. At any time the Fund will have at least 80% of its assets in sterling denominated securities, non-sterling denominated securities hedged back to sterling or in any combination of both.

Performance

Sterling Strategic Bond over : 30/09/2013 - 30/09/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 4.5% 2.6% 2.5% -0.7%
2013 5.3% 2.1% -1.5% 2.8% 1.9%
2012 17.3% 6.0% 0.6% 4.7% 5.0%
2011 1.8% 4.0% 0.9% -5.5% 2.7%
2010 4.0% 4.9% -0.9%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Spain
  2. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date14/06/2010
  • Share Class size134Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B3TZSB32

Purchase Info

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

Charges

  • Annual management1.3%
  • Initial investment3.75

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