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Richard Woolnough 17/12/2019

A conversation with Richard Woolnough

In this video, Fund Manager Richard Woolnough shares what made him decide to become a fund manager, and what is the most important lesson that he has learnt in his career so far. Furthermore, he explains why his strategy is compelling now, how the team is a differential point against the competition, and what are, in his opinion, the characteristics of a good fund manager. 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 - I Acc - Costs and charges illustration PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - Sterling I Acc - Factsheet - (UK) PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund - GBP - I Acc - Key Investor Information Document (UK) PDF
  • M&G Optimal Income Fund Sterling I Acc - Monthly Fund Review 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
  • 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 Richard Woolnough manages Optimal Income, Corporate Bond and Strategic Corporate Bond, three of M&G’s flagship fixed income strategies. Richard, who joined M&G in January 2004, 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 CIO of Public Fixed Income and Head of M&G's Wholesale Fixed Income business. 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. He was appointed fund manager of the M&G European corporate bond strategy in April 2007. Since 2010, he has also been managing a number of high yield and high yield ESG strategies in London and in Luxembourg.
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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