Senior Fund Manager, Fixed Income
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.
LF Canlife Government Bond Fund
For further details on the objective and investment policy, visit the Literature section to view fund KIIDs and Prospectuses.
How the Fund is managed
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.
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
Triple-B rated corporate bonds have attracted much attention this year as they now represent more than half of the Investment Grade market. The growing number of BBBs is largely attributed to how Quantitative Easing and an unusually long period of low interest rates have made it easier and cheaper for companies to lever up and finance their businesses.