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Legal & General Sterling Income Fund

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The extreme market uncertainty caused by COVID-19 meant that trading in the L&G UK Property Fund was suspended from 18th March 2020. We intend that the fund will reopen on 13th October 2020. Find out more

Fund facts

Fund size
£399.4m
Base currency
GBP
Launch date
15 Oct 2001
Domicile
UK
Share class launch

Statistics

Distribution yield
2.2%
Modified duration
3.10 years

As at 31 Aug 2020

Fund aim

The objective of this Fund is to provide an income, whilst aiming to preserve the capital.

Benchmark

Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates 1-5 Year Index

  • What does it invest in? Invests in bonds issued by UK and overseas companies and governments.
  • How does it invest? Actively managed, with at least 80% in bonds with an investment grade (lower risk) credit rating, but may invest up to 20% in bonds with a sub-investment grade (higher risk) credit rating.

Further details

Costs

Price basis
Single - dilution levy
Initial charge
0.00%
Ongoing charges figure
1.16%
Dilution levy
1.14%- round trip

Codes

ISIN
GB00B3KTR067
SEDOL
B3KTR06
Bloomberg
LGHGIRA
MEX
LGNHIG

Dealing information

Valuation frequencyDaily, 12pm (UK time)
Dealing frequencyDaily
Settlement periodT+4

Performance

Source: Lipper

Performance (%)
Select period:
Change

    Performance summary (%)

    As at 31 Aug 2020

    CumulativeFundBenchmark
    1 month0.510.38
    6 months0.151.46
    Year to date0.462.05
    3 years5.547.12
    5 years16.9816.45
    Since launch88.96-
    AnnualisedFundBenchmark
    1 year1.612.70
    3 years1.812.32
    5 years3.183.09
    Since launch5.68-

    As at 30 Jun 2020

    CumulativeFundBenchmark
    Quarterly5.254.35
    Year to date-1.270.72
    3 years4.886.69
    5 years15.0215.07
    Since launch85.70-
    AnnualisedFundBenchmark
    1 year1.072.39
    3 years1.602.18
    5 years2.842.84
    Since launch5.60-
    Rolling 12-month performance
    Calendar year performance
    Monthly performance
    Annualised performance

    Rolling 12-month performance to last quarter end (%)

    12 months to 30 June 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
    Fund3.206.270.513.241.07
    Benchmark3.604.110.763.402.39

    Calendar year performance (%)

    2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
    Fund-0.617.164.72-2.526.77
    Benchmark1.485.432.59-0.255.04

    Monthly performance (%)

    Annualised performance (%)

    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund1.611.813.185.68
    Benchmark2.702.323.09-

    Annualised performance (%)

    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund1.071.602.845.60
    Benchmark2.392.182.84-

    Performance for the A Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 15 October 2001. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the A Inc unit class in GBP, launched on 15 October 2001. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the F Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 20 December 2012. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the F Inc unit class in GBP, launched on 20 December 2012. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the I Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 31 October 2012. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the I Inc unit class in GBP, launched on 31 October 2012. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the L Acc unit class in GBP, launched on . Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the L Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 25 April 2019. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the R Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 23 February 2009. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the R Inc unit class in GBP, launched on 23 February 2009. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Portfolio

    As at 31 Aug 2020. All data source LGIM unless otherwise stated. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

    Currency (%)

    GBP91.9
    USD5.8
    EUR2.2

    This is the currency breakdown before allowing for any hedging the fund may use. We aim to hedge the portfolio 100% back to the base currency.

    Years to maturity (%)

    0 to 548.0
    5 to 1041.4
    10 to 157.5
    15 to 200.1
    20 to 250.1
    25 to 300.1
    30 +2.9

    Credit rating (%)

    AAA2.1
    AA8.8
    A21.5
    BBB50.7
    <BBB13.8
    NR1.0
    Cash2.0

    Sector (%)

    Banks26.2
    Utilities16.9
    Insurance9.9
    Consumer Goods8.7
    ABS8.5
    Telecommunications6.0
    Industrials4.2
    Oil & Gas3.8
    Consumer Services3.6
    Other12.2
    Top 10 issuers27.5
    Rest of portfolio72.5
    No. of issuers440

    Top 10 issuers (%)

    HSBC Holdings plc4.3
    Wells Fargo & Company3.2
    Aviva plc2.9
    Lloyds Banking Group Plc2.8
    Coventry Bldg Society2.6
    Thames Water Ltd2.6
    Lvmh Moet-Hennessy2.4
    National Grid plc2.4
    Anglian Water Group Ltd2.3
    Rothesay Life Ltd2.2

    Country (%)

    United Kingdom56.2
    United States18.7
    France8.9
    Germany6.2
    Netherlands1.9
    Switzerland1.1
    Mexico1.0
    Luxembourg0.8
    Supranational0.7
    Other4.6

    Fund Manager

    Mark is a senior UK investment grade portfolio manager with responsibility for LGIM’s retail funds. Mark joined LGIM in 2014 from AXA Investment Managers where he was Head of Credit, UK, and was closely involved with AXA’s successful entry into buy and maintain credit. Prior to that, he was at the Royal Bank of Canada in a variety of senior capital market roles. Mark graduated from the University College of North Wales with a BA (hons) in economics in 1984 and from the University of Bradford Management Centre with an MBA in 1985. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate.

    MarkBenstead

    Literature

    Income

    Latest dividends

    The latest dividends are shown below. The historic level of income generated by this fund may go down as well up and will vary over time.

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    Dividend history

    Total dividends paid in each financial year of the fund.

    Prices

    Name
    F GBP Acc
    Mid price
    205.87p
    Change (%)
    0.05
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    F GBP Inc
    Mid price
    100.76p
    Change (%)
    0.04
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    I GBP Acc
    Mid price
    209.27p
    Change (%)
    0.04
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    I GBP Inc
    Mid price
    100.79p
    Change (%)
    0.04
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    L GBP Acc
    Mid price
    52.91p
    Change (%)
    0.04
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    R GBP Acc
    Mid price
    196.35p
    Change (%)
    0.04
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    R GBP Inc
    Mid price
    100.43p
    Change (%)
    0.04
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time

    Key risks

    The value of an investment and any income taken from it is not guaranteed and can go down as well as up, you may not get back the amount you originally invested.

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    This fund holds bonds that are traded through agents, brokers or investment banks matching buyers and sellers. This makes the bonds less easy to buy and sell than investments traded on an exchange. In exceptional circumstances the fund may not be able to sell bonds and may defer withdrawals, or suspend dealing. The Directors can only delay paying out if it is in the interests of all investors and with the permission of the fund depositary.

    The fund invests directly or indirectly in bonds which are issued by companies or governments. If these companies or governments experience financial difficulty, they may be unable to pay back some or all of the interest, original investment or other payments that they owe. If this happens, the value of the fund may fall.

    The fund could lose money if any institution providing services such as acting as counterparty to derivatives or other instruments, becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the fund.

    Derivatives are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset on which they are based and can increase the size of losses and gains.

    The fund may have underlying investments that are valued in currencies that are different from sterling (British pounds). Exchange rate fluctuations will impact the value of your investment. Currency hedging techniques may be applied to reduce this impact but may not entirely eliminate it.

    We may take some or all of the ongoing charges from the fund's capital rather than the fund's income. This increases the amount of income, but it reduces the growth potential and may lead to a fall in the value of the fund.

    Investment returns on bonds are sensitive to trends in interest rate movements. Such changes will affect the value of your investment.

    Index disclaimer

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