SICAV (UCITS compliant)

L&G Absolute Return Bond Plus Fund

Important Due to exceptional market conditions, spreads are currently volatile and may be subject to frequent change.

Fund facts

Fund size
$257.0m
Base currency
USD
Launch date
29 Nov 2013
Domicile
Luxembourg
Share class launch

Statistics

Modified duration
2.55 years

As at 31 Jul 2020

Fund aim

The objective of the Fund is to provide a combination of growth and income above those of the ICE BofA USD 3 Month Deposit Offered Rate Constant Maturity Total Return Index, the "Benchmark Index". The Fund is actively managed and aims to outperform the Benchmark Index by 3.5% per annum.The Fund aims to generate positive returns in all market conditions. The Fund has a higher performance target than that of the L&G Absolute Return Bond Fund.The objective is before the deduction of any charges and measured over rolling three year periods. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

Benchmark

ICE BofA USD 3 Month Deposit Offered Rate Constant Maturity Total Return Index +3.5%

  • What does it invest in? Invests predominantly in fixed income securities, including bonds and other debt instruments, issued in in a variety of currencies by companies and governments worldwide.
  • How does it invest? Actively managed, investing primarily in debt with an investment grade (lower risk) credit rating. May also invest in debt with a sub-investment grade (higher risk) credit rating or unrated bonds. Will use derivatives extensively for investment purposes or for efficient portfolio management.

Fund updates

Performance

Source: Lipper

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    As at 31 Jul 2020

    CumulativeFundPerformance objective
    1 month1.300.25
    6 months--
    Year to date--
    3 years--
    5 years--
    Since launch0.381.84
    AnnualisedFundPerformance objective
    1 year--
    3 years--
    5 years--
    Since launch0.86-

    As at 30 Jun 2020

    CumulativeFundPerformance objective
    Quarterly6.921.06
    Year to date--
    3 years--
    5 years--
    Since launch-0.911.59
    AnnualisedFundPerformance objective
    1 year--
    3 years--
    5 years--
    Since launch-2.51-
    Rolling 12-month performance
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    Rolling 12-month performance to last quarter end (%)

    12 months to 30 June 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
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    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund---0.86
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    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund----2.51
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    Performance for the I EUR (Hedged) unit class in EUR, launched on 20 February 2020. Source: Lipper. Performance is calculated on a Net Asset Value (NAV) to NAV basis and assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the I GBP (Hedged) Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 15 December 2016. Source: Lipper. Performance is calculated on a Net Asset Value (NAV) to NAV basis and assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the I USD Acc unit class in USD, launched on 06 March 2020. Source: Lipper. Performance is calculated on a Net Asset Value (NAV) to NAV basis and assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the I USD Dist unit class in USD, launched on . Source: Lipper. Performance is calculated on a Net Asset Value (NAV) to NAV basis and assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the P EUR (Hedged) Dist unit class in EUR, launched on 24 August 2018. Source: Lipper. Performance is calculated on a Net Asset Value (NAV) to NAV basis and assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the P USD Acc unit class in USD, launched on . Source: Lipper. Performance is calculated on a Net Asset Value (NAV) to NAV basis and assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the P USD Dist unit class in USD, launched on . Source: Lipper. Performance is calculated on a Net Asset Value (NAV) to NAV basis and assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the R USD Acc unit class in USD, launched on . Source: Lipper. Performance is calculated on a Net Asset Value (NAV) to NAV basis and assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the R USD Dist unit class in USD, launched on . Source: Lipper. Performance is calculated on a Net Asset Value (NAV) to NAV basis and assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the Z GBP (Hedged) Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 24 October 2016. Source: Lipper. Performance is calculated on a Net Asset Value (NAV) to NAV basis and assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the Z USD Acc unit class in USD, launched on 29 November 2013. Source: Lipper. Performance is calculated on a Net Asset Value (NAV) to NAV basis and assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the Z USD Dist unit class in USD, launched on 16 December 2015. Source: Lipper. Performance is calculated on a Net Asset Value (NAV) to NAV basis and assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund. This fund has adopted a single swinging price, this means that on any given day the single dealing price will be set at either bid, offer or somewhere in between, based on whether there was a net inflow or outflow into or out of the Fund. The past performance depicted in this factsheet is based on that dealing price and therefore may appear more volatile than it would otherwise be if we were to show the notional bid or offer performance, this is as a result of the daily swing.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Portfolio

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

    Currency (%)

    USD79.1
    EUR14.7
    GBP6.3
    AUD0.3
    SEK0.1
    Other0.1
    This is the currency breakdown before allowing for any hedging the fund may use.

    Credit exposure (net %)

    High Yield-0.050.290.25
    EM Debt0.000.130.13
    Investment Grade-0.100.210.11
    Long Exposure
    Short Exposure
    Net Exposure

    Credit rating (%)

    AAA2.5
    AA7.5
    A7.0
    BBB34.3
    BB18.9
    B16.7
    CCC1.9
    CC0.4
    D1.0
    Other9.8

    Sector (%)

    Banks15.9
    Sovereign11.9
    Oil & Gas9.6
    Cash and Equivalents9.0
    Consumer Goods8.8
    Basic Materials5.7
    ABS5.7
    Real Estate5.6
    Utilities5.5
    Industrials5.3
    Consumer Services4.9
    Financial Services4.3
    Health Care3.5
    Insurance2.4
    Other1.9
    Top 10 issuers18.5
    Rest of portfolio81.5
    No. of issuers597

    Top 10 issuers (%)

    United States of America4.8
    BP plc2.8
    Unicredit Spa1.5
    Teva Pharm Finance Llc1.4
    BX Trust 2018-EXCL B1.4
    Sierra Timeshare1.4
    General Motors Co1.4
    Teck Cominco Corp1.3
    Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd1.2
    Petroleos Mexicanos1.2

    Country (%)

    United States37.8
    United Kingdom18.6
    China4.3
    Germany3.9
    Italy3.4
    India3.3
    Mexico3.0
    Canada2.6
    Spain2.1
    Other20.9

    Fund Managers

    Colin is co-Head of Global Fixed Income and has responsibility for the London based fixed income team as well as overall portfolio management responsibilities for our Global Credit and Absolute Return strategies. Colin joined LGIM in 2005 from Henderson Global Investors where he was Head of Investment Grade Credit Fund Management. He has over 30 years’ experience in bond markets, specialising in non-government debt, and he has previously worked for Henderson Global Investors, Scottish Widows and Scottish Amicable.

    Matthew was appointed Head of Global Bond Strategies in September 2019. Prior to this he was co-head of the Euro credit portfolio management team, responsible for Euro-benchmarked and absolute return funds. He joined LGIM in March 2009 as a senior research analyst responsible for covering financial institutions and joined the Euro credit portfolio management team in February 2011. Prior to this Matthew spent three years as a Partner at Banquo Credit Management (a multibillion euro absolute return investment manager) and four years at UBS as Head of Financial Institutions Ratings Advisory. Matthew has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services and graduated from the University of York with a BA (hons) in English. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in 1996.

    ColinReedie

    MatthewRees

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    Prices

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    I GBP Hedged Acc
    Mid price
    105.60p
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    16:00 CET
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    I EUR Hedged Acc
    Mid price
    101.03c
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    I USD Acc
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    102.63c
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    100.36c
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    Z GBP Hedged Acc
    Mid price
    108.07p
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    16:00 CET
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    Z USD Acc
    Mid price
    120.37c
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    108.32c
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    Further details

    Costs

    Price basis
    Single swing
    Initial charge
    0.00%
    Ongoing charges figure
    0.69%
    Dilution adjustment
    0.724%- round trip
    Swing factor
    0.362%

    Codes

    ISIN
    LU0989308175
    SEDOL
    BL6THW8
    Bloomberg
    LGRBPIE LX
    MEX
    -

    Dealing information

    Valuation frequency
    Daily, 16:00 CET
    Dealing frequency
    Each Business Day
    Settlement period
    T+3
    Administrator/Custodian
    Northern Trust

    Country registration

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

    For valuations and account queries contact:

    Legal & General ICAV
    LGIM Liquidity Funds Plc

    Northern Trust International Fund Administration Services (Ireland) Limited
    City East Plaza - Block A
    Towlerton
    Ballysimon Road
    Limerick
    Ireland
    V94 X2N9
    Fax: +353 1 434 5293
    Telephone: +353 1 434 5080
    Email: [email protected]

    Legal & General SICAV
    Northern Trust Global Services SE
    6 rue Lou Hemmer
    L-1748 Senningerberg
    Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
    Facsimile: +352 276 222 150
    Telephone: +352 276 222 514
    Email: [email protected]

    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.

    Prices of the ABS/MBS may be volatile, and will generally fluctuate due to a variety of factors that are inherently difficult to predict. In addition, the terms of the ABS/MBS may restrict its sale in particular circumstances.

    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 impact to the fund can be greater where derivatives are used in an extensive or complex way.

    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.

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

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    Issuer

    Issued by LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited as management company for this fund. Registered in Ireland No. 609677. Registered Office: 33/34 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, 2, Ireland. Authorised and Regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland No. C173733.

    Legal & General Investment Management Limited has been appointed as the discretionary investment manager for these Funds and is Registered in England and Wales No. 02091894. Registered Office: One Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA, United Kingdom. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, No. 119272.

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