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Richard Woolnough

Richard Woolnough

About Richard Woolnough

Richard Woolnough has more than twenty years of experience in fixed interest investment. Born in Chesterfield in 1964, Woolnough graduated from the London School of Economics and started his fixed interest career with Italian group Assicurzioni Generali in 1987. He then joined SBC Warburg as a sterling instruments trader before moving to Old Mutual in 1995 where he was responsible for the Old Mutual Corporate Bond fund and Old Mutual UK Fixed Interest long-term bond fund. Woolnough made the switch to M&G Investments early in 2004 to take charge of the firm’s Corporate Bond fund. He currently manages this and the Strategic Corporate Bond fund which was launched in February 2004. Both the Corporate Bond fund and the Strategic Corporate Bond fund invest mostly in investment grade corporate bonds, although the Strategic Corporate Bond fund holds far fewer stocks, and takes larger duration and credit positions. Woolnough also manages the M&G Optimal Income fund, which can invest wherever the manager sees best value in the fixed income universe.

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Citywire Rating: + rated

2003

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2003
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2003
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2003
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2003
  • MRated AAA in May 2003
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2003
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2003
  • ARated AAA in Aug 2003
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2003
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2003
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2003
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2003

2004

  • JNot rated in Jan 2004
  • FNot rated in Feb 2004
  • MNot rated in Mar 2004
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2004
  • MRated AAA in May 2004
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2004
  • JRated AA in Jul 2004
  • ARated AA in Aug 2004
  • SRated AA in Sep 2004
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2004
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2004
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2004

2005

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2005
  • FRated AA in Feb 2005
  • MRated AA in Mar 2005
  • ARated A in Apr 2005
  • MRated A in May 2005
  • JRated A in Jun 2005
  • JRated AA in Jul 2005
  • ARated AA in Aug 2005
  • SRated AA in Sep 2005
  • ORated AA in Oct 2005
  • NRated AA in Nov 2005
  • DRated A in Dec 2005

2006

  • JRated AA in Jan 2006
  • FRated A in Feb 2006
  • MRated A in Mar 2006
  • ARated A in Apr 2006
  • MRated A in May 2006
  • JRated A in Jun 2006
  • JRated A in Jul 2006
  • ANot rated in Aug 2006
  • SNot rated in Sep 2006
  • ORated A in Oct 2006
  • NNot rated in Nov 2006
  • DNot rated in Dec 2006

2007

  • JNot rated in Jan 2007
  • FNot rated in Feb 2007
  • MNot rated in Mar 2007
  • ANot rated in Apr 2007
  • MNot rated in May 2007
  • JRated A in Jun 2007
  • JRated A in Jul 2007
  • ANot rated in Aug 2007
  • SNot rated in Sep 2007
  • ONot rated in Oct 2007
  • NNot rated in Nov 2007
  • DNot rated in Dec 2007

2008

  • JNot rated in Jan 2008
  • FNot rated in Feb 2008
  • MRated AA in Mar 2008
  • ARated AA in Apr 2008
  • MRated A in May 2008
  • JRated A in Jun 2008
  • JRated A in Jul 2008
  • ARated AA in Aug 2008
  • SRated AA in Sep 2008
  • ORated AA in Oct 2008
  • NRated AA in Nov 2008
  • DRated AA in Dec 2008

2009

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2009
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2009
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2009
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2009
  • MRated AAA in May 2009
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2009
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2009
  • ARated AA in Aug 2009
  • SRated AA in Sep 2009
  • ORated AA in Oct 2009
  • NRated A in Nov 2009
  • DRated AA in Dec 2009

2010

  • JRated AA in Jan 2010
  • FRated A in Feb 2010
  • MRated A in Mar 2010
  • ARated A in Apr 2010
  • MRated A in May 2010
  • JRated AA in Jun 2010
  • JRated A in Jul 2010
  • ARated A in Aug 2010
  • SRated A in Sep 2010
  • ORated A in Oct 2010
  • NRated A in Nov 2010
  • DRated A in Dec 2010

2011

  • JRated A in Jan 2011
  • FNot rated in Feb 2011
  • MNot rated in Mar 2011
  • ANot rated in Apr 2011
  • MNot rated in May 2011
  • JNot rated in Jun 2011
  • JNot rated in Jul 2011
  • ANot rated in Aug 2011
  • SRated A in Sep 2011
  • ONot rated in Oct 2011
  • NNot rated in Nov 2011
  • DNot rated in Dec 2011

2012

  • JNot rated in Jan 2012
  • FNot rated in Feb 2012
  • MNot rated in Mar 2012
  • ANot rated in Apr 2012
  • MNot rated in May 2012
  • JNot rated in Jun 2012
  • JNot rated in Jul 2012
  • ANot rated in Aug 2012
  • SNot rated in Sep 2012
  • ONot rated in Oct 2012
  • NNot rated in Nov 2012
  • DNot rated in Dec 2012

2013

  • JNot rated in Jan 2013
  • FNot rated in Feb 2013
  • MNot rated in Mar 2013
  • ANot rated in Apr 2013
  • MNot rated in May 2013
  • JNot rated in Jun 2013
  • JNot rated in Jul 2013
  • ANot rated in Aug 2013
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2013
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2013
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2013
  • DRated A in Dec 2013

2014

  • JRated A in Jan 2014
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2014
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2014
  • ARated A in Apr 2014
  • MRated A in May 2014
  • JRated A in Jun 2014
  • JRated A in Jul 2014
  • ARated A in Aug 2014
  • SNot rated in Sep 2014
  • ONot rated in Oct 2014
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2014

Performance

over : 31/10/2013 - 31/10/2014

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 31/10/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 7.7% 3.2% 1.9% 1.7% 0.8%
2013 1.1% 0.6% -1.8% 2.0% 0.3%
2012 12.1% 3.1% 1.5% 4.5% 2.6%
2011 9.1% 1.1% 2.1% 2.0% 3.5%
2010 8.5% 3.9% 2.0% 5.2% -2.7%
2009 0.8% 0.8%

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