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Fund updates

Richard Woolnough and Stefan Isaacs 20/12/2016

Celebrating 10 years of the M&G Optimal Income Fund

Fund Managers Richard Woolnough and Stefan Isaacs recently took time out to look back over the history of the M&G Optimal Income Fund. They discuss the importance of the flexibility of the fund and what they think the outlook for markets is.

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Richard Woolnough 06/10/2016

M&G Optimal Income Fund Update

In the latest M&G Optimal Income Fund update video, Richard Woolnough, Fund Manager, discusses how the fund is currently positioned, what the drivers of performance have been year to date and what the outlook for fixed income is.

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Stefan Isaacs 07/11/2016

M&G Optimal Income Fund Update

In the latest M&G Optimal Income Fund update video, Stefan Isaacs, Fund Manager, discusses the fund’s defensive position and what has been driving performance recently. He also gives his outlook for fixed income and which asset classes he’s seeing most value in.

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M&G Optimal Income Fund 22/08/2016

M&G Optimal Income Fund – The Adviser Centre

Video Factsheet for the M&G Optimal Income Fund, presented by Peter Toogood (Investment Director) and Gill Hutchison (Head of Investment Research)

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Literature

  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - Sterling Class I - Monthly Fund Review PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - Sterling I - Factsheet PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - Sterling I - Key Investor Information Document PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - Sales Aid PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - Questionnaire PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - Interim Long Report PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - Interim Short Report PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - Annual Long Report PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - Annual Short Report PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - Instrument of incorporation PDF
  • M&G Guide to Fixed Income PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - Prospectus PDF

Fund team

Fund manager tenure from 08/12/2006
Richard Woolnough joined M&G in January 2004 and is fund manager of the M&G Optimal Income Fund, the M&G Corporate Bond Fund and the M&G Strategic Corporate Bond Fund, three of the company's flagship fixed interest funds. Richard began his career at Lloyds Merchant Bank in 1985, moving to Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali two years later, followed by SG Warburg. In 1995, he became a fund manager at Old Mutual. Richard graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in economics.
Stefan Isaacs is Deputy Head of Retail Fixed Interest for M&G's mutual fund range. He joined M&G as a graduate in 2001 and was subsequently promoted to corporate bond dealer specialising in high yield bonds and euro-denominated credit. Stefan joined the fund management team in 2006 and was appointed fund manager of the M&G European Corporate Bond Fund in April 2007 and the M&G Global High Yield Bond Fund in October 2010. He is co-fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Floating Rate High Yield Solution, launched in August 2017 and the M&G (Lux) Global High Yield ESG Bond Fund on launch in October 2017. Stefan is also deputy fund manager of the M&G Optimal Income Fund, the M&G European High Yield Fund and the M&G Global Floating Rate High Yield Fund.
Carlo Putti is an associate investment specialist providing support for the M&G retail fixed interest fund range. He initially joined M&G in 2009, working on a part-time basis in the M&G Milan office, assisting the Italian Sales team. In 2013 Carlo moved to London, where he joined the M&G International Marketing team as a marketing executive before transferring to the M&G Retail Fixed Interest team nine months later. Carlo holds a degree in business economics from Cattolica University (Italy).

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