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Richard Woolnough 01/10/2019

M&G Optimal Income Fund: Outlook & Positioning

To date, it has been another interesting year for financial markets. We have had pockets of trade tension-related volatility, mixed into a background of generally uneven macroeconomic news. Towards the end of 2018 and the start of this year, many investors believed the global economy was in a state of near-recession.

Richard Woolnough 20/08/2019

Fund Update: M&G Optimal Income Fund

In this short video, fund manager Richard Woolnough explains why he doesn’t share the market’s nervousness about prospects for the global economy, and how this view is reflected in the fund’s positioning. After a positive first half of the year for risk assets, Richard discusses where he believes the best relative value now lies.

Find out more about the M&G Optimal Income Fund.

Please note, the value of the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invested.

Literature

  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - GBP - A Inc - Costs and charges illustration PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - GBP - A Inc - Key Investor Information Document (UK) PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - Fund Profile 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 Optimal Income Fund - Prospectus PDF
  • Guide to Fixed Income PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - Quarterly Review 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 M&G's Wholesale Fixed Income team 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, launched 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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