M&G Optimal Income Fund
2016 proved to be a tumultuous year for establishment politics and, in turn, financial markets. Despite this volatility, the M&G Optimal Income Fund delivered robust returns, with duration and asset allocation decisions once again proving key. Looking forward, we believe that politics will again have a crucial role to play, while credit markets are still offering opportunities. We are finding particular value in US credit, financials and reverse Yankees, alongside selected opportunities in longer-dated parts of the high yield market.
Richard Woolnough and Stefan Isaacs