Unit-Linked Life Insurance

Absolute Return Bond Fund

Fund facts

Fund size
£732.9m
Base currency
GBP
Launch date
Sep 2012
Domicile
United Kingdom

Statistics

Modified duration
0.55 years

As at 30 Sep 2022

Fund aim

Benchmark

Fund characteristics

Fund updates

Performance

Source: LGIM

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Performance (%)
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    Performance summary (%)

    As at 30 Sep 2022

    CumulativeFundBenchmark
    Quarterly0.870.15
    6 months-0.520.29
    Year to date-1.690.32
    AnnualisedFundBenchmark
    1 year-1.580.31
    3 years2.220.34
    5 years1.710.48
    Since launch1.600.50
    Rolling 12-month performance
    Calendar year performance
    Monthly performance
    Annualised performance

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

    12 months to 30 September 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Fund0.691.224.373.98-1.58
    Benchmark0.520.860.660.060.31

    Calendar year performance (%)

    2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Fund1.80-0.042.325.811.87
    Benchmark0.320.640.850.490.03

    Monthly performance (%)

    Annualised performance (%)

    Annualised1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund-1.582.221.711.60
    Benchmark0.310.340.480.50

    Performance is reported in GBP based on weekly mid-market prices before the deduction of fees.

    Please note that with effect from 30th September 2021 the benchmark providered amended the name of the benchmark from the ICE BofA Sterling 3-Month Deposit Offered Rate Constant Maturity Index to the ICE BofA SONIA 3-Month Constant Maturity Total Return Index. The benchmark displayed in the tables opposite is a composite previous index and the current index which have been chainlinked for reporting purposes.

    Performance is reported in GBP based on daily midday mid-market prices before the deduction of fees.

    Please note that with effect from 30th September 2021 the benchmark providered amended the name of the benchmark from the ICE BofA Sterling 3-Month Deposit Offered Rate Constant Maturity Index to the ICE BofA SONIA 3-Month Constant Maturity Total Return Index. The benchmark displayed in the tables opposite is a composite previous index and the current index which have been chainlinked for reporting purposes.

    Past performance is not a guide to future performance and the value of investments can go down as well as up.

    Portfolio

    As at 30 Sep 2022. All data source LGIM unless otherwise stated. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

    Currency (%)

    USD65.1
    GBP25.0
    EUR17.4

    This is the currency breakdown before allowing for any hedging the fund may use.

    Credit exposure (net %)

    Investment Grade-0.080.170.09
    High Yield-0.020.090.07
    EM Debt0.000.050.05
    Long Exposure
    Short Exposure
    Net Exposure

    Credit rating (%)

    AAA5.6
    AA18.2
    A18.3
    BBB33.2
    BB11.1
    B2.7
    CCC0.2
    C0.1
    NR2.5
    Other8.1

    Sector (%)

    Banks29.1
    ABS16.4
    Sovereign12.3
    Cash and Equivalents8.1
    Financial Services6.5
    Insurance4.7
    Consumer Goods4.3
    Utilities4.2
    Consumer Services3.2
    Industrials2.9
    Real Estate2.3
    Health Care1.8
    Covered1.5
    Oil & Gas1.4
    Other1.4
    Top 10 issuers26.6
    Rest of portfolio73.4

    Top 10 issuers (%)

    United Kingdom9.9
    Credit Suisse Group AG3.0
    HSBC Holdings plc2.4
    Nordea Bank1.8
    Deutsche Bank AG1.7
    Toronto Dominion Bank1.7
    Boeing Company1.7
    Aercap Holdings Nv1.5
    Logicor 2019-1 UK Plc1.5
    Athene Global Funding1.5

    Country (%)

    United States31.9
    United Kingdom28.3
    Canada4.2
    Netherlands3.6
    Spain3.4
    Switzerland3.3
    France3.0
    Germany2.8
    Ireland2.4
    Other17.3

    Prices

    Units can be purchased, sold or switched on a designated dealing day. This fund is offered on a weekly close or daily close basis. Further information is available in the relevant operational procedures sheet and the Description of Funds.
    Units can be purchased, sold or switched on a designated dealing day. This fund is offered on a daily midday basis. Further information is available in the relevant operational procedures sheet and the Description of Funds.

    Weekly close

    Name
    Primary
    Bid price
    120.50p
    Mid price
    120.50p
    Offer price
    120.50p
    Absolute change
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    GBP
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    1 Feb 2023
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    Weekly dealt funds are valued at the local market close on the day preceding the dealing day.

    Daily close

    Name
    Primary
    Mid price
    120.80p
    Dealing price
    120.80p
    Absolute change
    -
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    GBP
    As at
    2 Feb 2023
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    Daily close dealt funds are valued at the local market close on the dealing day.

    Daily midday

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    Name
    Primary (Midday)
    Mid price
    110.73p
    Dealing price
    110.73p
    Absolute change
    -
    Currency
    GBP
    As at
    3 Feb 2023

    Daily midday dealt funds are valued at the 12:00 (UK time) on the dealing day.

    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.

    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.

    The return from your investment is not guaranteed and therefore you may receive a lower or higher return than you anticipated. There will be a variation in performance between funds with similar objectives due to the different assets selected.

    PMC’s charges and associated transaction costs are subject to change, with notice for the former and without notice for the latter. Charges and transactions costs deducted from the policy reduce your potential for capital growth in the future.

    Tax rules and the treatment of income and capital gains could change in the future and may be applied retrospectively.

    Inflation reduces the purchasing power of money over time as the cost of purchasing goods and services increases. If the rate of inflation exceeds the rate of return on your portfolio, it will erode the value of your portfolio and its investments in real terms.

    In extreme market conditions it may be difficult to realise assets held for a fund and it may not be possible to redeem units at short notice. We may have to delay acting on your instructions to sell or the price at which you cancel the units may be lower than you anticipated.

    The value of a fund’s assets may be affected by uncertainties such as international political developments, market sentiment, economic conditions, changes in government policies, restrictions on foreign investment and currency repatriation, currency fluctuations and other developments in the laws and regulations of countries in which investment may be made.

    PMC seeks to mitigate counterparty risk wherever possible on behalf of its policyholders through a variety of measures which include: each fund’s non-cash assets being held with independent custodians, sweeping cash (where appropriate) overnight into the LGIM’s range of Liquidity funds (above a deminimus level), using the delivery versus payment system when settling transactions and the use of central clearing for exchange traded derivatives and forward foreign exchange transactions. However, in the event of the failure of a counterparty, custodian or issuer there is a residual risk that a fund may suffer asset losses which are unrecoverable.

    Important information

    All performance periods over a year will be annualised.

    This information is intended for investment professionals only and is for information purposes only. It should not be distributed without our permission.

    No investment decisions should be made without first reviewing the Key Information Document, the Key Features Document and Description of Funds of the relevant product which includes information on certain risks associated with an investment.

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    All information detailed on this website is current at the time of publication and may be changed in the future.

    Following the imposition of sanctions on Russian securities and assets being removed from indices the market has been effectively frozen for foreign investors and all equity positions have been marked to zero in line with LGIM’s fair value pricing policy. Regardless of being priced at zero LGIM funds may still own these securities and any value realised in the future will be for the sole benefit of the relevant fund. LGIM will seek to divest from such securities at such a time that market conditions allow consistent with our fiduciary duties and applicable sanctions.

    Source and third party data

    Source: Unless otherwise indicated all data contained on this website is sourced from Legal and General Assurance (Pensions 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.

    Issuer

    Information for all Pension and Life Funds is issued by Legal and General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited (‘PMC’). It is a life insurance company which carries on linked insurance business. As part of that business, it holds investments divided into separate sub-funds known as PF Sections. The value of each Policy that it issues is determined by reference to the value of one or more of the PF Sections. Legal & General Investment Management Limited, has been appointed as the investment manager of these PF Sections and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. LGIM also provides investment and marketing services to PMC.

    Legal and General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited is Registered in England and Wales No. 01006112.  Registered Office: One Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA, United Kingdom. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, No. 202202.

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