Unlike many other fixed income investors, M&G does not rely on external ratings agencies for credit analysis. Instead, it conducts its own in-depth research and produces its own ratings. M&G has a 96-strong credit research team, believed to be the largest in the industry.
M&G's ability to analyse the entire spectrum of fixed income securities gives it a competitive edge. Its fund managers are able not only to assess relative risk more accurately, but also to identify investment opportunities more readily.
Leveraging ideas developed for the funds of parent company Prudential, M&G offers institutional clients a range of innovative investment strategies.
M&G also offers UK businesses an alternative to conventional bank loans. It arranges medium and long-term finance by bringing together companies and institutions whose investment requirements span a similar time horizon.
*As at 31 December 2016.