ETF (UCITS compliant)

L&G ESG GBP Corporate Bond UCITS ETF

Fund facts

Fund size*
£151.2m
Base currency
GBP
Listing date
9 Dec 2020
Domicile
Ireland
Index ticker
GBIECIMG
Replication method
Physical - optimised

Statistics

*As at 03 Feb 2023

Fund aim

The L&G ESG GBP Corporate Bond UCITS ETF (the "ETF") aims to track the performance of the J.P. Morgan GCI ESG Investment Grade GBP Custom Maturity Index (the “Index”).

  • The L&G GBP ESG GBP Corporate Bond UCITS ETF aims to provide exposure to the Pound Sterling-denominated investment grade corporate bond market.
  • Does it promote sustainability characteristics? The Fund promotes a range of environmental and social characteristics which are met by tracking the Index. Further information on how such characteristics are met by the Fund can be found in the Fund Supplement.

Further details

Charges and tax

TER
0.09%
ISA eligible
Yes
SIPP eligible
Yes
UK Fund Reporting Status
Yes

Management / administration

Issuer
Legal & General UCITS ETF Plc
Depositary and Trustee
The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, Dublin Branch
Securities regulator
Central Bank of Ireland

Country registration

This share class is registered for sale in the following countries:

Listings

Details
Codes
ExchangeCurrencyTickerListing dateISINBloomberg codeReuters codeTrading hours (local)
London Stock ExchangeGBPGBPC09/12/2020IE00BLRPQM83GBPC LNGBPC.L08:00 - 16:30
SIX Swiss ExchangeCHFGBPC04/05/2021IE00BLRPQM83GBPC SWGBPC.S09:00 - 17:30

J.P. Morgan GCI ESG Investment Grade GBP Custom Maturity Index

The Index tracks Sterling-denominated investment grade corporate bonds across developed and emerging market issuers. The index applies an ESG scoring and screening methodology to tilt toward issuers ranked higher on ESG criteria and green bond issues, and to underweight and exclude issuers that rank lower.

Index data

Provider
J.P. Morgan
Bloomberg code
GBIECIMG
Reuters code
.GBIECIMG
Type
Total Return
Website
https://www.jpmorgan.com/insights/research/index-research/composition-docs

Performance

Source: Lipper.

Performance for the GBP Distributing ETF class in GBP, listed on 09 December 2020. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all ETF charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the ETF.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past. The tables and charts above shows the fund's performance as the percentage loss or gain per year over the last 10 years.

Performance (%)
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Change

    Performance summary (%)

    As at 31 Dec 2022

    CumulativeFundBenchmark
    1 month-1.50-1.50
    6 months-5.18-4.89
    Year to date-17.50-17.20
    3 years--
    5 years--
    Since launch-18.83-18.27
    AnnualisedFundBenchmark
    1 year-17.50-17.20
    3 years--
    5 years--
    Since launch--9.27

    As at 31 Dec 2022

    CumulativeFundBenchmark
    Quarterly7.157.23
    Year to date-17.50-17.20
    3 years--
    5 years--
    Since launch-18.83-18.27
    AnnualisedFundBenchmark
    1 year-17.50-17.20
    3 years--
    5 years--
    Since launch--9.27
    Rolling 12-month performance
    Calendar year performance
    Monthly performance
    Annualised performance

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

    FundBenchmark
    2013--
    2014--
    2015--
    2016--
    2017--
    2018--
    2019--
    2020--
    2021-3.27-3.01
    2022-17.50-17.20

    Calendar year performance (%)

    FundBenchmark
    2013--
    2014--
    2015--
    2016--
    2017--
    2018--
    2019--
    2020--
    2021-3.27-3.01
    2022-17.50-17.20

    Monthly performance (%)

    Annualised performance (%)

    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund-17.50---
    Benchmark-17.20---9.27

    Annualised performance (%)

    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund-17.50---
    Benchmark-17.20---9.27

    Performance scenario

    The figures shown include all the costs of the product itself, but may not include all the costs that you pay to your advisor or distributor. The figures do not take into account your personal tax situation, which may also affect how much you get back.

    What you will get from this product depends on future market performance. Market developments in the future are uncertain and cannot be accurately predicted.

    The unfavourable, moderate, and favourable scenarios shown are illustrations using the worst, average, and best performance of the product with input from the over the last 10 years. Markets could develop very differently in the future.

    Recommended holding period (RHP): 5 yearsExample Investment £10,000

    ScenariosIf you exit after 1 yearIf you exit after RHP
    MinimumThere is no minimum guaranteed return. You could lose some or all of your investment.
    Stress scenarioWhat you might get back after costs6,870.005,780.00
    Average return each year (%)-31.25-10.38
    Unfavourable scenarioWhat you might get back after costs8,490.008,270.00
    Average return each year (%)-15.08-3.72
    Moderate scenarioWhat you might get back after costs10,450.0012,990.00
    Average return each year (%)4.535.36
    Favourable scenarioWhat you might get back after costs11,720.0014,260.00
    Average return each year (%)17.187.36

    The stress scenario shows what you might get back in extreme market circumstances.

    Unfavourable Scenario: This type of scenario occurred for an investment between 2012-2022.
    Moderate Scenario: This type of scenario occurred for an investment between 2012-2022.
    Favourable Scenario: This type of scenario occurred for an investment between 2012-2022.

    Portfolio

    As at 31 Dec 2022. All data source LGIM unless otherwise stated. Totals may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

    The breakdowns below relate to the Index. The ETF’s portfolio may deviate from the below.

    Currency (%)

    GBP100.0

    Years to maturity (%)

    0 - 5 Years43.6
    5 - 10 Years30.6
    10 - 15 Years9.2
    15 - 20 Years8.9
    20 - 25 Years4.5
    25 - 30 Years1.7
    30 - 40 Years1.2
    40+ Years0.3

    Credit rating (%)

    AAA1.7
    AA8.0
    A36.2
    BBB54.2

    Country (%)

    United Kingdom54.3
    United States20.1
    France7.0
    Spain3.1
    Germany2.5
    Netherlands2.5
    Switzerland2.0
    Denmark1.5
    Norway1.5
    Other5.6
    Top 10 holdings6.0
    Rest of portfolio94.0
    No. of holdings in ETF456
    No. of constituents in Index519

    Top 10 holdings (%)

    Top 10 holdings (%)

    Nat Grid El Dist W Mid 5.75% 16 Apr 320.8
    At&T 7% 30 Apr 400.7
    Koninklijke KPN 5.75% 17 Sep 290.6
    Santander UK Group 2.421% 17 Jan 290.6
    United Kingdom Gilt 0.125% 31 Jan 240.6
    Heathrow Funding 6.45% 10 Dec 310.6
    Phoenix Group 5.867% 13 Jun 290.6
    At&T 4.875% 01 Jun 440.6
    Zurich Financial Services AG0.6
    Centrica 7% 19 Sep 330.5

    Income

    Latest dividends

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    Dividend history

    Total dividends paid in each financial year of the fund.

    Investment Manager

    The Index Fund Management team comprises 25 fund managers, supported by two analysts. Management oversight is provided by the Global Head of Index Funds. The team has average industry experience of 15 years, of which seven years has been at LGIM, and is focused on achieving the equally important objectives of close tracking and maximising returns.

    LGIMIndex Fund Management Team

    Sustainability

    SFDR categorisation: Article 8Article 8: These funds promote environmental and/or social characteristics

    Environmental characteristics

    The Fund promotes the following environmental characteristics related to climate change:

    • Reduction of greenhouse gas emission;
    • Avoiding investments in certain fossil fuels; and
    • Support of renewable energy.

    The Fund also promotes the following other environmental characteristics:

    • Support of biodiversity and responsible land use; and
    • Reduction of emissions to water and support of water management.
    Social characteristics

    The Fund promotes the following social characteristics relating to social norms and standard:

    • Human rights, labour rights and anti-corruption as set out in the principles of the UN Global Compact, and
    • Avoiding the financing of controversial weapons.

    The Fund promotes the above-mentioned characteristics by tracking the J.P. Morgan GCI ESG Investment Grade GBP Custom Maturity Index (the “Index”), which is a designated reference benchmark for the purpose of attaining the environmental and social characteristics promoted by the Fund. Whilst environmental and social characteristics are promoted through the application of the sustainability-related investment strategy, investors are reminded that these environmental and social characteristics are not sustainable investment objectives.

    The Fund follows the following sustainability-related investment strategy by tracking the Index that applies:

    Battery Value-Chain Theme
    Clean Water Theme
    Clean Energy Theme
    Hydrogen Economy Theme
    Healthcare Breakthrough Theme
    Pharma Breakthrough Theme
    Green Bonds
    RAFI ESG Score
    RAFI Exclusions
    Solactive PAB Optimisation
    Solactive Exclusions
    Net Zero
    SDG Alignment
    Carbon Emissions Intensity Target
    LGIM ESG Score
    LGIM's Future World Protection List
    LGIM's Climate Impact Pledge
    Foxberry Paris Aligned
    MSCI Exclusions
    MSCI ESG Score
    JPM Exclusions
    JPM ESG Score
    Additional Exclusions
    ESG Factor Evaluation
    Decarbonisation
    LGIM Coal Policy
    LGIM Controversial Weapons
    J.P. Morgan ESG Exclusions

    The Index:

    • excludes issuers with revenue from thermal coal, oil sands, tobacco and weapons sectors,
    • excludes issuers not in compliance with the United Nations Global Compact principles, as determined by the Index provider’s methodology, and
    • excludes issuers with J.P. Morgan (JESG) scores less than 20, these issuers are not eligible for index re-inclusion for 12 months.
    J.P. Morgan ESG Score

    The Index positively tilts towards issuers ranked higher on ESG criteria and underweights lower ranking issuers. The Index applies JESG issuer scores to adjust the market value of index constituents from the baseline index. JESG issuer scores are a 0-100 percentile rank calculated based on normalized raw ESG scores from third-party research providers, including Sustainalytics and RepRisk. An issuer’s finalized JESG score incorporates a 3-month rolling average. Quasi-Sovereign issuers with no coverage from either third-party research provider default to their sovereign JESG score. The JESG scores are divided into five bands that are used to scale each issue’s baseline index market value, with the band rebalance occurring on a quarterly basis.

    JESG Score Bands Scalar

    Band 1: Score > 80 1.00

    Band 2: 60 < Score <= 80 0.80

    Band 3: 40 < Score <= 60 0.60

    Band 4: 20 < Score <= 40 0.40

    Band 5: Score <= 20 0.00

    Issuers in Band 5 will be excluded from the index and will not be eligible for twelve months. If an instrument is categorized as a “green bond” by the Climate Bonds Initiative, the security will receive a one-band upgrade. Green bonds upgrades may happen intra quarter. Green bonds by issuers already in Band 1 will not receive any further upgrades.

    Additionally, the Index incorporates positive screening techniques whereby ‘green’ bonds (bonds which are created to fund projects that have positive environmental and/ or climate benefits) of the same issuer are prioritised by the Index.

    Further information on the index methodology can be found at: https://www.jpmorgan.com/insights/research/index-research/composition-docs

    FTSE ESG Exclusions
    ROBO Global ESG Policy
    Solactive ESG Exclusions
    Solactive ESG Enhanced Exclusions
    Nasdaq ESG Exclusions
    Stoxx Exclusions
    Taxonomy

    While the Fund promotes environmental and social characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the SFDR, it does not currently commit to investing in any “sustainable investments” within the meaning of the SFDR. Accordingly, it should be noted that the investments underlying the Fund do not take into account the EU criteria for environmentally sustainable economic activities within the meaning of the Taxonomy Regulation.

    Sustainable Investments

    While the Fund promotes environmental and social characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the SFDR, it does not currently commit to investing in any “sustainable investments” within the meaning of the SFDR.

    Principal Adverse Impacts

    The Fund considers principal adverse impacts on sustainability factors and LGIM has identified a subset of the adverse sustainability indicators that are relevant to the Fund’s investments. The Fund considers principal adverse impacts, identified using the below listed sustainability indicators, through the implementation of the Fund’s ESG investment strategy.

    • PAI 1: GHG emissions
    • PAI 2: Carbon footprint
    • PAI 3: GHG intensity of companies
    • PAI 4: Exposure to fossil fuel companies
    • PAI 5: Share of non-renewable energy
    • PAI 7: Activities negatively affecting biodiversity-sensitive areas
    • PAI 8: Emissions to water
    • PAI 10: Companies violating UNGC/OECD
    • PAI 14: Controversial weapons

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    Prices

    Name
    GBP Dist
    Currency
    GBP
    NAV
    8.23
    Price time
    16:00 EST (NY)

    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 not a guide to the future.

    For more information, please refer to the key investor information document.

    Important information

    In the United Kingdom and outside the European Economic Area, it is issued by Legal & General Investment Management Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, No. 119272. Registered in England and Wales No. 02091894 with registered office at One Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA.

    In the European Economic Area, it is issued by LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited, authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as a UCITS management company (pursuant to European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations, 2011 (S.I. No. 352 of 2011), as amended) and as an alternative investment fund manager with “top up” permissions which enable the firm to carry out certain additional MiFID investment services (pursuant to the European Union (Alternative Investment Fund Managers) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 257 of 2013), as amended). Registered in Ireland with the Companies Registration Office (No. 609677). Registered Office: 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, 2, Ireland. Regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (No. C173733).

    LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited operates a branch network in the European Economic Area, which is subject to supervision by the Central Bank of Ireland. In Italy, the branch office of LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited is subject to limited supervision by the Commissione Nazionale per le società e la Borsa (“CONSOB”) and is registered with Banca d’Italia (no. 23978.0) with registered office at Via Uberto Visconti di Modrone, 15, 20122 Milan, (Companies’ Register no. MI - 2557936). In Germany, the branch office of LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited is subject to limited supervision by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (“BaFin”). In the Netherlands, the branch office of LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited is subject to limited supervision by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (“AFM“) and it is included in the register held by the AFM and registered with the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce under number 74481231. Details about the full extent of our relevant authorisations and permissions are available from us upon request.

    We are a member of the Irish Funds Association.

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    Source and third party data

    Source: Unless otherwise indicated all data contained on this website is sourced from Legal & General Investment Management Limited.

    Where this document contains third party data ('Third Party Data’), we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness or reliability of such Third Party Data and accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever in respect of such Third Party Data

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