M&G Optimal Income Fund

Sterling A Inc ISIN: GB00B1H05049

Fund team

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Richard Woolnough

Fund Manager
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.
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Stefan Isaacs

Deputy Fund Manager
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.
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Carlo Putti

Investment Specialist
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).

How to Invest

By telephone

Call our Investment Helpline on 0800 389 8600* from 08:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00 to 13:00 on Saturday to make an investment.

Please have your M&G Client Reference to hand if you're already an M&G customer. You'll also need your debit card and, if you're opening a new product, your National Insurance Number.

*All calls are free within the UK. For your security and to improve the quality of our service we may record and monitor calls.