Unit Trust (UCITS compliant)

Legal & General High Income Trust

Great minds don’t actually think alike

If we all thought the same our High Income Trust would be like any other fund. But it’s not. By drawing on our extensive research capabilities, and defying convention by utilizing the diverse expertise of his team, Fund Manager Martin Reeves analyses trends in economies and valuations. Using this unconventional approach, they uncover uncharted fixed income opportunities across the globe. Identifying opportunities in emerging markets that others would simply never spot. It just goes to show, thinking a little differently can go a long way.

Reasons to invest

  • A global high yield fund with a unique, macro-thematic approach which aims to provide an attractive level of income
  • A rigorous investment process supported by focused credit research and a keen awareness of behavioural finance
  • An experienced, dedicated team with a strong record of value creation

Unlocking the potential of global high yield markets

Martin Reeves, Head of Global High Yield
Sophia Hunt, Fixed Income Product Specialist

Performance snapshot (%)

1 year3 years5 years
Return-12.34-7.763.36

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax A Acc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax A Inc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax F Acc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax F Inc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax G Inc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax G Acc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax I Acc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax I Inc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax L Acc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax L Acc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax L Inc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax L Inc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax R Acc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax R Inc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax X Acc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax X Inc unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper. Net of fees and tax unit class, data as at 31 Mar 2020. Past performance is no guide to future performance.

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

Asset Management Market Study

In response to the Asset Management Market Study, we have (i) updated our fund investment objectives and policies so they are clearer and more useful for investors and (ii) explained why and how our funds use particular benchmarks or, if they do not use a benchmark, how investors should assess the performance of a fund.

Updated KIIDs and prospectuses are available for the UK authorised funds. The fact sheets with the new disclosures will be available from September 2019. For further information on the Asset Management Market Study, please download our frequently asked questions.

The way we manage the funds, and the risk profiles associated with our funds, has not changed. Full details of the clarifications we’ve made to our funds, please download our UK fund updates.

A full copy of the Legal & General Investment Management Assessment of Value report can be found on our value assessment page which outlines further information on each of the funds assessed, and any steps we are taking following the assessment.

Fund facts

Fund size
£1,231.5m
Base currency
GBP
Launch date
1 Nov 2000
Domicile
UK
Share class launch

Statistics

Annualised yield
7.3%
Modified duration
4.62 years

As at 30 Apr 2020

Fund aim

The objective of the Fund is to provide income and growth above those of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch composite (the “Benchmark Index”). The Fund aims to outperform the Benchmark Index by 1% per annum in order to achieve a high income. This objective is before the deduction of any charges and measured over rolling three year periods.

Benchmark

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Composite

The composite is made up of 95% Merrill Lynch Global High Yield BB-B Rated 2% Constrained Ex-Financial (GBP Hedged) Index and 5% Merrill Lynch British Pound LIBID Overnight Index.

Sector

IA £ High Yield

  • What does it invest in? Invests in sub-investment grade (or high yield) bonds issued by companies around the world.
  • How does it invest? Actively managed, with the ability to invest at least 70% in bonds with a sub-investment grade (higher risk) credit rating. May also invest in bonds with an investment grade (lower risk) credit rating, and securities with bond-like features.

Further details

Costs

Price basis
Dual
Initial charge
0.00%
Ongoing charges figure
0.41%
Bid / Offer spread
1.58%

Codes

ISIN
GB00B0CNHJ41
SEDOL
B0CNHJ4
Bloomberg
NATHIIA
MEX
LGITA

Dealing information

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

Find out more about price basis methodologies: View Guide to investing with us

Country registration

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

Fund updates

Performance

Source: Lipper

LIBOR is changing: read more on how future reforms of interbank offered rates may affect your investments with us.

Performance (%)
Select period:
Change

    Performance summary (%)

    As at 31 Mar 2020

    CumulativeFundBenchmark
    1 month-16.60-11.70
    6 months-14.64-10.84
    Year to date-17.23-12.76
    3 years-7.76-2.32
    5 years3.368.69
    Since launch--
    AnnualisedFundBenchmark
    1 year-12.30-8.14
    3 years-2.65-0.78
    5 years0.661.68
    Since launch--

    As at 31 Mar 2020

    CumulativeFundBenchmark
    Quarterly-17.23-12.76
    Year to date-17.23-12.76
    3 years-7.76-2.32
    5 years3.368.69
    Since launch--
    AnnualisedFundBenchmark
    1 year-12.30-8.14
    3 years-2.65-0.78
    5 years0.661.68
    Since launch--
    Rolling 12-month performance
    Calendar year performance
    Monthly performance
    Annualised performance

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

    12 months to 31 March 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
    Fund-3.2715.844.610.59-12.34
    Benchmark-1.3312.782.493.77-8.16

    Calendar year performance (%)

    2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
    Fund-2.5815.559.18-6.1612.13
    Benchmark-1.9213.935.97-3.2211.59

    Monthly performance (%)

    Annualised performance (%)

    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund-12.30-2.650.66-
    Benchmark-8.14-0.781.68-

    Annualised performance (%)

    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund-12.30-2.650.66-
    Benchmark-8.14-0.781.68-

    Performance for the A Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 26 August 2005. 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 26 August 2005. 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 G Inc 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 G 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 I Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 26 August 2005. 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 26 August 2005. 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 L Inc 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 L Inc 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 R Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 01 November 2000. 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 01 November 2000. 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 X Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 27 March 2008. 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 X Inc unit class in GBP, launched on 27 March 2008. 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 unit class in GBP, launched on 14 August 2006. 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 unit class in GBP, launched on 26 October 2018. 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 30 Apr 2020. All data source LGIM unless otherwise stated. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

    Currency (%)

    USD80.7
    EUR15.3
    GBP4.0

    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 545.0
    5 to 1046.6
    10 to 153.4
    15 to 201.9
    20 to 250.7
    25 to 301.6
    30 +0.8

    Based on final maturity, however many high yield bonds have a callable feature and so could be redeemed at an earlier date.

    Credit rating (%)

    BBB5.1
    BB45.0
    B41.4
    CCC2.7
    NR0.8
    Cash1.3
    Split rated3.7
    Ratings based on the ICE BofAML rating methodology.

    Sector (%)

    Energy / E&P14.2
    Homebuilders / materials11.9
    Healthcare9.5
    Telecommunications6.5
    Automotive / parts4.9
    Media4.6
    Services4.6
    Food / Drink4.3
    Gaming4.2
    Other35.2

    Region (%)

    North America62.4
    Western Europe13.0
    Asia / Pacific - EM10.3
    Latin America6.3
    MEA3.1
    Russia / CIS1.4
    Cash1.3
    Asia / Pacific - DM1.3
    Eastern Europe0.8
    Top 10 issuers18.2
    Rest of portfolio81.8
    No. of issuers305

    Top 10 issuers (%)

    Teva Pharm Finance Llc2.8
    Petroleos Mexicanos2.3
    Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd2.1
    Transdigm Inc2.0
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA1.8
    Sprint Communications Inc1.7
    Boeing Company1.6
    Commscope Holding Co Inc1.4
    Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc1.3
    Iceland Topco Ltd1.3

    Fund Manager

    Martin Reeves is Head of Global High Yield. Prior to joining LGIM in 2011, Martin ran Credit Research at AllianceBernstein where he had worked since 1998. Prior to Alliance Bernstein Martin was Head of US High Yield Research at UBK Asset Management and a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young. Martin holds an MA in Economics from Cambridge University, St Catharine's College.

    MartinReeves

    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
    I GBP Acc
    Bid price
    132.80p
    Offer price
    134.90p
    Absolute change
    0.0026
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    I GBP Inc
    Bid price
    42.27p
    Offer price
    42.96p
    Absolute change
    0.0008
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    F GBP Acc
    Bid price
    127.30p
    Offer price
    129.30p
    Absolute change
    0.0025
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    F GBP Inc
    Bid price
    42.66p
    Offer price
    43.36p
    Absolute change
    0.0008
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    R GBP Acc
    Bid price
    121.60p
    Offer price
    123.60p
    Absolute change
    0.0023
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    R GBP Inc
    Bid price
    42.25p
    Offer price
    42.95p
    Absolute change
    0.0008
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    L GBP Acc
    Bid price
    47.91p
    Offer price
    48.70p
    Absolute change
    0.001
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    L GBP Inc
    Bid price
    44.88p
    Offer price
    45.62p
    Absolute change
    0.0009
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    n/a
    Bid price
    n/a
    Offer price
    n/a
    Absolute change
    n/a
    Currency
    n/a
    Price time
    n/a
    Name
    GBP
    Bid price
    -
    Offer price
    -
    Absolute change
    -
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    GBP
    Bid price
    -
    Offer price
    -
    Absolute change
    -
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time

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    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.

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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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