|Bid Price||GBX 223.20||Offer Price||GBX 223.40|
|Mid Price||-||Day Change||GBX +0.50 (0.22%)|
|Price Date||17 Aug 2018||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Inc.||Yield||2.42 %|
|Total Expense Ratio||0.00||Fund Size||139,061,300.00|
|Launch Date||03/10/1989||Standard Initial Charge (%)||0.00|
|Annual Management Charge (%)||0.50||Sector||UK Gilts|
|Min Investment (£)||1,000.00||Total Expense Ratio (%)||0.00|
|ISIN||GB0007647489||Min TopUp (£)||500.00|
The fund aims to provide income and capital growth. The fund invests mainly in bonds issued by the UK government across all maturities. The fund may also hold exposure to other government and non-government issuers. Government bonds can offer an alternative to equity markets, providing diversification in times of weaker risk appetite amongst investors. The fund will invest in bonds issued either in British pound or in another currency hedged back into British pound (to reduce or remove the risk of loss through currency movements). The fund may also invest in other financial instruments and hold cash on deposit. Derivatives may be used to achieve the investment objective and to reduce risk or manage the fund more efficiently. The fund may use leverage and take indirect short positions.
Paul Grainger joined Schroders in 2015 as a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Fixed Income team, based in London. His earlier career began in 1995 within the BZW Securities graduate training programme where he rotated through Fixed Income sales and trading and into asset management at Barclays Global Investors. In 1999 he moved to Gartmore as a Senior Portfolio Manager and then moved to F&C Asset Management in 2003. In 2006 he moved to Wellington Management as a Portfolio Manager and latterly in 2014, co-founded a financial technology firm named yoyoDATA before moving to Schroders in 2015. Paul graduated from Exeter University in 1995 with a B.A. in Economics and European Studies and he is a Member of the United Kingdom Society of investment professionals and a CFA Charterholder.
Bob Jolly is a veteran portfolio manager and head of global macro strategy at Schroders having joined the company in 2011. Previously he worked as head of currency, UK fixed income and global sovereign portfolio management at UBS Global Asset Management. Prior to UBS, Bob spent over two decades at Gartmore Investment Management becoming head of UK, global and structured fixed income portfolio construction.