Part of our Foundation Fundlist Threadneedle UK Social Bond INI GBP


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Past Performance

  • 27th Oct 2016 to 27th Oct 20172.77%
  • 27th Oct 2017 to 27th Oct 20181.15%
  • 27th Oct 2018 to 27th Oct 20194.91%
  • 27th Oct 2019 to 27th Oct 20203.17%
  • 27th Oct 2020 to 27th Oct 2021-0.24%

Objectives and Approach

The Fund aims to provide income with the prospect of some investment growth over the long term (5 years or more), through investment in bonds that are deemed to be supporting and funding socially beneficial activities and development, primarily in the UK. The Fund is actively managed, and seeks to maximise its investment exposure to socially beneficial activities and development, based on assessments produced under the Fund’s Social Assessment Methodology (developed by The Big Issue Group and Columbia Threadneedle Investments). The Social Assessment Methodology ensures that social impact considerations are integrated into the investment decision-making process. Investment is directed towards eight social outcome areas: housing and property; community services; education, learning and skills; employment and training; financial inclusion; health and social care; transport and communications infrastructure, utilities and the environment. Eligible Investments are assessed to establish an overall view of the investment’s “social intensity”. Some debt securities will have more direct and tangible social benefits than others, however those selected for investment are considered to have net positive impacts. A Social Advisory Committee regularly reviews the Social Assessment Methodology and the assessments carried out and may propose amendments or updates over time. An annual report is made available to investors which provides a summary of the Fund’s social impact performance. The Fund may invest in bonds (usually investment grade) issued by international, public, private or voluntary and/or charitable sector organisations. Cash or near cash will be retained within the Fund for efficient management, and similarly deposits and money market instruments may be held for this reason.

Key Information

Inception 4th Dec 2013
Historic Yield 1.3300%
Sector IA Sterling Corporate Bond
Fund Size £373.896mn
Fund Type OEIC
Classification Income


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AMC 0.25%
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        • Cumulative Performance

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          -0.83% -1.39% -0.57% -0.24% 7.97% 12.22%

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        Important Documents

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        Fund Provider Factsheet
        The Fact Sheet is supplied on a monthly basis by the management group and provides limited information on the fund. Past performance data and a review of how the fund has performed are commonly featured. &nbsp;
        274,332 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 Aug 2021
        Key Investor Information Document This document, issued by the product provider, provides key information about an investment product. The information is required by law to help potential investors understand the nature, risks, costs, potential gains and losses of the product and enable comparison with other products.
        309,188 bytes PDF Document; last updated 08 Oct 2021
        Annual Report A report published by the Fund Management Group detailing the progress of the fund during the course of the previous 12 months. The information provided includes a financial statement for the group as a whole.
        1,098,343 bytes PDF Document; last updated 25 May 2021
        Semi Annual Report Published periodically through the course of the financial year of the fund, the report provides an overview of the fund's performance and the prospects for the remainder of the year. Included are portfolio changes (i.e. which stocks have been bought and sold), and changes in the geographical breakdown during the course of the previous 12 months.
        978,137 bytes PDF Document; last updated 30 Nov 2020
        Prospectus This is a formal document which contains details of the funds' objectives, investment strategies, risks, performance, distribution policy, fees and expenses and, fund management style.  A fund’s prospectus must be lodged with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for authorisation.
        662,594 bytes PDF Document; last updated 24 Aug 2021

        Management Team

        Simon Bond has managed this fund for 7 years and 10 months.

        Simon Bond Simon Bond joined the company in 2003 and has been the portfolio manager of the Threadneedle UK Social Bond Fund since its launch in 2013, as well as the Threadneedle (Lux) European Social Bond Fund launched in 2017. Having previously managed a number of institutional and retail investment grade corporate bond portfolios, Simon now concentrates his focus on managing Columbia Threadneedle’s social bond portfolios and developing other responsible investment strategies across the firm.Simon has 34 years’ experience in the fund management industry, with the last 29 years specialising in corporate credit. Throughout his career, Simon has taken a keen interest in the social investment space and as an analyst the first entity Simon reported on was Peabody Trust and the first sector he covered was housing associations. Simon is particularly passionate about the role of infrastructure in both regeneration and economic growth.Prior to joining the firm, Simon managed £6 billion in his role as the Senior UK Credit Fund Manager for AXA. Simon also worked for GE Insurance as a Portfolio Manager, Provident Mutual as a Fixed Income Analyst and Hambros Bank as an Investment Accountant and Pension Fund Investment Administrator.Simon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, holds the Investment Management Certificate and the General Registered Representatives Certificate.

        Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

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        All funds managed by Simon

        Name of Security Sole/Co Managed Since
        Threadneedle UK Scl Bd Sole Dec 2013
        Threadneedle UK Scl Bd Sole Dec 2013
        Threadneedle UK Scl Bd Sole Dec 2013
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