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M&G Episode Growth Fund I Inc

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Fund Provider M&G Securities Ltd
Fund Summary The Fund aims to deliver a total return (the combination of capital growth and income) of at least 5% per annum above the 3-month GBP LIBOR rate, before any charges are taken, over any five year period. There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve a positive return over five years, or any other period, and investors may not get back the original amount they invested. The Fund is a multi-asset fund that invests across a range of asset classes, including equities, fixed income securities, convertibles, cash and near cash. Exposure to these assets may be gained either directly or indirectly via collective investment schemes or derivatives. The Fund may also invest indirectly via collective investment schemes or derivatives in other asset classes such as property and gold. The currency exposure of the Fund will be actively managed, seeking to enhance returns, with a minimum of 30% of the fund exposed to sterling and a minimum of 60% in developed market currencies (including sterling). Derivatives may be used for investment purposes, efficient portfolio management and hedging. The fund manager has a flexible top-down approach to the allocation of capital between different types of assets in response to changes in economic conditions and asset values. This approach combines in-depth research to work out the value of assets over the medium to long-term, with analysis of market reactions to events to identify investment opportunities. In particular, the Manager seeks to respond when asset prices move away from a reasonable sense of ‘fair’ long-term value due to market reactions to events. The Fund seeks to manage risk by investing globally across multiple asset classes, sectors, currencies and countries. The Fund will typically invest 20-60% of its assets in equities and convertibles, 30-75% in fixed income securities or cash, and up to 20% in other assets.
SEDOL code B708D14
ISIN GB00B708D148
Fund code MGEWI
Managers Eric Lonergan, Jenny Rodgers, Craig Moran
Manager Tenure 5 years
Morningstar Category GBP Moderately Adventurous Allocation
IMA Sector Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares
Fund Size £856 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 0.9%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £14.4849
Buy Price £14.4849
Price Change +0.27%
Price Date 19th November 2019
Yield 3.14%
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 4th February 2013
Fund Status OPEN
Eric Lonergan joined M&G in 2006 as a member of Dave Fishwick’s macro investment team. This team is responsible for the management of a non UK-based fund based on the strategy first implemented for the Prudential Life Fund. Eric is now also co-manager of the M&G Macro Episode Fund, launched in 2010. Prior to joining M&G, Eric was managing director and head of macro research at JP Morgan Cazenove. He has a BA in politics, philosophy and economics from Pembroke College, Oxford, and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics

3-year Mean Monthly Return: 0.544%

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund Performance -0.50% +0.91% +21.29% +6.85% +0.56% +7.85% +15.26% +11.90% -3.44% +8.84%
Benchmark Performance
(GBP Moderately Adventurous Allocation)
+3.86% +5.10% +9.07% +15.70% +0.07%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(GBP Moderately Adventurous Allocation)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day 0.27% +13.25% -12.98%
1 week -0.52% +1.88% -2.40%
1 month 2.84% +1.95% +0.89%
3 months 6.87% +4.32% +2.55%
6 months 6.27% +8.79% -2.52%
1 year 9.74% +6.20% +3.54%
3 years 6.60% +6.36% +0.24%
5 years 6.33% +7.14% -0.81%
10 years 6.94% +7.07% -0.13%
YTD 15.62% +0.26% +15.36%
Since inception 6.27% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
iShares Core MSCI World ETF USD Acc IRL 10.30%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GBR 6.20%
M&G Recovery GBP C Acc GBR 5.94%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GBR 5.34%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GBR 4.96%
Mexico (United Mexican States) MEX 4.74%
M&G Asian GBP A Inc GBR 4.33%
M&G Pan Eurp Sel Smllr Coms GBP A Inc GBR 4.14%
Hscei Futures Aug19 HKG 4.05%
M&G Global Dividend GBP A Inc GBR 3.37%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
1st November 2019 0.1009 £14.1681
1st August 2019 0.1473 £14.2070
1st May 2019 0.0895 £14.3848
1st February 2019 0.0787 £13.7282
1st November 2018 0.1279 £13.6184
1st August 2018 0.1092 £14.9377