Quick Stats

Mid Price GBP 1.19 Day Change GBP -0.01 (-1.18%)
Price Date 19 Aug 2019 Crown Rating 3
Shares Class Acc. Yield 0.00 %
Last Ex-Dividend Date 08 March 2019 Dividend Frequency Semi-annually
Sector UK Gilts Fund Size 474,745,069.64
Launch Date 03/04/1998 Standard Initial Charge 0.00%
Ongoing cost 0.06% Annual Management Charge 0.00%

Fund Objective

The Fund aims to provide income with the prospect of some investment growth over the long term. It looks to outperform the FTSE Actuaries UK Gilts All Stocks Index over rolling 3-year periods, after the deduction of charges. The Fund is actively managed, and will invest at least 80% of its assets in UK government bonds (gilts). The Fund may also invest in other bonds, including index linked UK government bonds (index-linked gilts), as well as bonds issued by governments (or government agencies) of other developed countries, international organisations, or companies. The bonds selected are usually investment grade and denominated in sterling (or hedged back to sterling, if a different currency). The Fund may also invest in other assets such as cash and deposits, and hold other funds (including funds managed by Columbia Threadneedle companies) when deemed appropriate. The Fund is not permitted to invest in derivatives for investment purposes, but derivatives may be used with the aim of reducing risk or managing the Fund more efficiently. The FTSE Actuaries UK Gilts All Stocks Index is regarded as an appropriate performance measure of sterling- denominated government bonds, issued by the UK government. It provides a suitable target benchmark against which Fund performance will be measured and evaluated over time.

Fund Managers

Dave Chappell
Dave Chappell is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the interest rate and currency team within Fixed Income and is at the core of US and UK rate and economic forecasting for the company. Dave manages a broad range of US and UK fixed income mandates for numerous insurance companies. He also manages a number of global government portfolios.Dave joined the company in 1997 when Scudder Investments became part of Threadneedle Asset Management Limited. He joined Scudder Investments as a fixed income dealer, and in 1997 became an Insurance Asset Portfolio Manager.He started his career in 1987 at Royal Bank of Scotland as an Operations Supervisor before moving to Irving Trust company as an Operations Manager.