LF Canlife UK Government Bond Fund

About the Fund


The fund aims to provide a half yearly income and some capital growth over the long term by investing primarily in UK Government and UK public securities.




Essential features of the Fund

LF Canlife Government Bond Fund 

  • The manager’s approach is flexible within a framework. They do not attempt to track the comparator benchmark of Markit Iboxx £ Gilts Index, but are always aware of the Fund’s positioning against it
  • It holds a minimum of 80% of its assets in gilts, but can invest at least 95% of its assets in sterling denominated (or hedged back to sterling) government-backed securities with a credit rating that is the same or higher than the UK

For further details on the objective and investment policy, visit the Literature section to view fund KIIDs and Prospectuses.

How the Fund is managed

  • A  strategy is employed for managing the fund to position for interest rate risk and opportunities
  • In addition to focusing on UK economic developments, the manager monitors economic trends in other major economies, in order to form a long-term view on economic fundamentals and the outlook for government bonds


Eleni Poullides

Eleni Poullides

Senior Fund Manager, Fixed Income

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Reasons to recommend

High Quality

The Fund offers exposure to high quality UK government bonds. This asset class tends to have low correlation to equities, especially when global stock markets fall, and gilts are seen as “safe havens” The Fund may not be appropriate for investors who plan to withdraw their money within 5 years.

Conservative approach

We employ a conservative approach, focused on managing interest rate and duration risks with the aim of minimising losses when interest rates are rising.

Drawing on experience

The fixed income team at Canada Life Asset Management are able to draw on their long experience in managing UK gilts.

The value of investments may fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount invested


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