£ Billion AUM
Source: M&G, Public Debt AUM as at 30 June 2022.
Note: ‘FI professionals’ relates to Fixed Income (FI) Investment professionals including fund managers, portfolio managers, analysts, specialists and dealers.
Source: M&G, as at 31 December 2022. These numbers refer to all fixed income investment resources across public fixed income, private alternative assets, stewardship and sustainability.
Our emerging market bond strategies seek to capture the most compelling opportunities across the emerging market debt universe, including hard currency government bonds, local currency bonds and corporate bonds. Drawing on our global research coverage, our emerging market bond funds take a highly flexible and active approach, which is not constrained by their benchmark.
Flexible bond funds have the freedom to invest across a wide spectrum of fixed income asset classes, with the fund manager able to adjust portfolio positioning depending on the economic backdrop. Through their more flexible approach, these strategies are designed to perform in a variety of market environments.
Issued by companies with a sub-investment grade credit rating, high yield bonds typically provide a higher level of income in order to compensate investors for the greater risk of default. M&G has long-running experience in this specialist field, having launched the UK’s first high yield corporate bond fund in 1998. More recently. we launched a highly innovative floating rate high yield strategy, designed to mitigate the negative impact of rising interest rates.
Focusing on bonds issued by highly-rated companies, we believe investment grade corporate bond funds can offer a resilient source of income at different stages of the economic cycle. Having launched the first UK corporate bond fund in 1994, M&G has a long history of innovation in this space. Today we offer a comprehensive range of investment grade corporate bond strategies drawing on our long-running expertise in credit investing and extensive credit analyst resources.
Our sustainable fixed income fund range combines our long-running experience in global bond investing with an in-depth assessment of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. We put sustainability factors at the heart of our investment process, with the aim of continuously maximising sustainability elements while maintaining a value-based investment approach.