Short-Dated Corporate Bond Fund

Short Dated Corporate Bond Fund

Fund aim

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve income returns greater than the UK Base Rate. The Fund will invest the majority of its Net Asset Value in a variety of Sterling, US Dollar and Euro short-dated investment grade corporate bonds of no more than 6 years maturity. The Fund may invest up to a maximum of 30% of its Net Assets in government, agency or Supranational bonds and short-dated Gilts.

Other share classes of this Fund are available. For further information, please contact Pooled Funds Enquiries on 020 7131 8100.

Distribution history

*(gross amount per share) A Share class* B Share class*   A Share class* B Share class*
31 December 2015 0.8664p 0.9378p 31 March 2016 0.7456p 0.8177p
30 June 2016 0.6348p 0.7089p 30 September 2016 0.6023p 0.6786p

Fund managers

Ian Kenny

Ian is head of fixed interest and also manages the Short-Dated Corporate Bond Fund. Ian joined Smith & Williamson in 1997 as an institutional fund accountant, qualifying as a chartered certified accountant in 2001. He then assumed fund management responsibility for a variety of institutional funds.

Thomas Wells

Tom joined the investment management team at Smith & Williamson in September 2007 and has been a member of the Fixed Interest team since January 2009. He manages the Smith & Williamson Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund and is the co-manager of the Short-Dated Corporate Bond Fund and Fixed Interest Fund. Tom also manages portfolios for a range of institutional clients, including DC and DB pension funds as well as charities and corporates. He is a Partner at Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLP and is member of a number of internal investment committees, including the Investment Strategy Group and the Direct Investment Group, which oversees total assets of £21bn. Here Tom serves as a dedicated subject matter expert on fixed income and informs the group’s exposure to sovereign and IG credit markets.

Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the original amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Further information is available in the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), the risk section of the Fund’s prospectus and the Fund Factsheet. Please read the KIID before making any investment decision.

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