Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 132.88 Day Change GBX -0.34 (-0.26%)
Price Date 20 Oct 2017 Crown Rating 4
Shares Class Inc. Yield 2.50 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.45 Fund Size 217,900,774.25
Launch Date 28/01/2010 Standard Initial Charge (%) 0.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible Yes
Annual Management Charge (%) 0.40 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 500,000.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.45
ISIN GB00BD8GM715 Min TopUp (£) 25,000.00

Fund Objective

The aim of the Fund is to provide income with the potential to grow the amount you invested. The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in higher rated corporate bonds (which are similar to a loan and pay a fixed or variable interest rate) that are priced in British pounds. The bonds the Fund invests in will have generally more than five years to maturity. Higher rated bonds (as defined by international agencies that provide such ratings) are considered safer than lower rated bonds but typically pay a lower income. However, the Fund makes active investment decisions and it is likely that additional positions will be held outside of the index.

Fund Managers

Alasdair Ross
Alasdair Ross joined the company in 2003 and is currently Head of Investment Grade Portfolio Management, EMEA, with responsibility for our UK and European investment grade corporate credit teams in London. He is also lead portfolio manager for UK, Euro and Global credit portfolios which include the Threadneedle European Corporate Bond Fund, the Threadneedle Global Corporate Bond Fund and the Threadneedle Pensions Corporate Bond Fund.Alasdair’s investment background is as a relative value focused, bottom-up investment grade credit analyst. Between joining the company in 2003 and becoming a portfolio manager in 2007, he had responsibility for covering the TMT, utility and energy sectors, as well as the sterling whole business securitisation sector.Prior to joining the company, Alasdair worked at BP plc in a rotation of commercial roles.Alasdair has a first class honours degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
John Hampton
John Hampton joined the company in 2016 as a Senior Investment Grade Insurance Portfolio Manager. Based in London, John will be responsible for managing investment grade credit portfolios for Columbia Threadneedle Investments’ European insurance clients and will work with the Global Insurance team to develop its proposition and grow its assets under management. John joins from Aviva Investors where he was Head of Sterling Investment Grade Credit and led the integration of Aviva Investors and Friends Life Investments Corporate Bond teams. At Aviva Investors, he managed investment grade portfolios that spanned both Aviva & Friends Life client bases. Prior to this John was Head of Credit at Friends Life Investments and held similar senior roles at Liverpool Victoria Asset Management. John has a degree in Mathematics from the London Metropolitan University.