Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 54.27 Day Change GBX +0.03 (0.06%)
Price Date 16 Oct 2017 Crown Rating 1
Shares Class Inc. Yield 1.66 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.62 Fund Size 255,800,000.00
Launch Date 01/05/2003 Standard Initial Charge (%) 0.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible Yes
Annual Management Charge (%) 0.50 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 5,000,000.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.62
ISIN GB0032784950 Min TopUp (£) 50,000.00

Fund Objective

The fund aims to provide a return from a combination of income and capital growth by investing predominantly in investment grade bonds. The fund is actively managed by our investment teams who may invest in a wide range of bonds (e.g. corporate bonds including sub investment grade bonds, government backed securities, overseas bonds, index-linked bonds, floating rate notes (FRNs) and asset backed securities (ABSs)) and/or money market instruments in order to take advantage of opportunities they have identified. The fund may use derivatives to reduce the fund's exposure to interest rate risk with the aim of reducing duration exposure to around two years.

Fund Managers

Daniel McKernan
Daniel McKernan joined Standard Life Investments in 2013, as Head of Sterling Investment Grade Credit. He has responsibility for a number of large credit and aggregate bond mandates. Daniel has over 20 years' investment management experience as a fixed income fund manager and prior to joining us worked at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership as Head of European and Sterling Credit. He has also worked at BlackRock, Aegon Asset Management and Norwich Union.
Mark Munro
Mark Munro joined Standard Life Investments as Investment Director in 2013. He is part of the Sterling investment grade team and is a portfolio manager running a number of retail and institutional funds. Mark is responsible for managing a number of institutional funds in the corporate bond team. Previously in his role as an analyst Mark was responsible for providing company research and trade ideas for the credit team. He has also worked as an analyst on the UK small cap equities team. Before joining SWIP, Mark spent four years working in the derivatives market, trading futures electronically on the Chicago Board of Trade. Mark is a CFA charterholder and has the Investment Management Certificate. He is a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the University of Edinburgh.