Jupiter Strategic Bond I Acc
Rated Fund 2013-2018. A flexible 'go anywhere' fund
Jupiter Strategic Bond was highly commended in the Best Sterling Bond Fund category of Money Observer's 2017 fund awards. A 'go anywhere' fund, it seeks to invest in the best opportunities globally, across a range of fixed interest securities including high-yield bonds, investment-grade bonds, government bonds and convertibles. It can also use derivatives to mitigate the risk of falling bond prices. It yields 3.5 per cent and pays income quarterly.
Lead manager and Jupiter veteran Ariel Bezalel has been at the helm of the strategy since its inception in 2008. The team picks investments based on their view of the global economy, working out how much risk is appropriate to take, and which sectors and countries offer the best opportunities taking into account factors such as inflation, interest rates and economic growth.
When the team is feeling more risk-averse, Bezalel will typically have more investment-grade bonds in the portfolio. At the end of 2017, almost a quarter of assets were in AAA-rated bonds -- the highest quality. Avoiding losses is a top priority, so when investing in high-yield bonds he prefers the most senior bonds in a company's capital structure.
Whitechurch Securities has backed this fund since launch and likes its flexible mandate. 'The freedom has allowed Bezalel to successfully navigate bond markets, unlocking value and identifying opportunities across the years.'
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|Eur Notional Cash Cds||5.15 %|
|United States Treasury Bonds 3% PIDI BDS 15/02/2047 USD (Bonds 02/47)||4.41 %|
|Eux Euro Bund Future June 2018||3.44 %|
|United States Treasury Notes 2.25% PIDI NTS 15/02/2027 USD (B-2027)||3.35 %|
|Eux Euro Oat Future June 2018||3.24 %|
|Australia (Commonwealth of) 3.75% SNR PIDI BDS 21/04/2037 AUD (TB144)||3.20 %|
|US Treasury Note 2.75%||2.79 %|
|Usd Notional Cash Cds||2.36 %|
|United States Treasury Bonds 2.25% PIDI BDS 15/08/2046 USD (Bonds 08/46)||2.36 %|
|Australia (Commonwealth of) 4.25% SNR PIDI BDS 21/04/2026 AUD (TB142)||2.20 %|
|United Kingdom||100.00 %|
|Financial Services||100.00 %|
Ariel Bezalel joined Jupiter in 1998 and is currently Fund Manager for the Fixed Interest Team with responsibility for co-managing Jupiter Monthly Income Fund (Unit Trust – fixed interest component), Jupiter High Income Fund (Unit Trust – fixed interest component) and Jupiter Global Managed Fund (Unit Trust – fixed interest component). He has a BA (Hons) Economics from Middlesex University.
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