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Sanlam Four adds Strategic Bond fund to range

Sanlam Four adds Strategic Bond fund to range

Sanlam Private Wealth’s head of fixed income Craig Veysey is to move over to the group’s asset management boutique, Sanlam Four, and take his Strategic Bond fund with him.

Veysey (pictured) has managed the £84.1 million Strategic Bond fund since launch in March 2012, having previously run fixed income mandates at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, WestLB Mellon Asset Management and HSBC Investment Management.

Alfio Tagliabue, chief executive officer at Sanlam Four, said: ‘Sanlam Four is renowned for its differentiated active funds and experienced investment teams, each with autonomy to perform within a disciplined framework. I am very happy to welcome Craig to the team.

‘The Strategic Bond fund will be a great addition to the Sanlam Four range of funds, with the strategy delivering strong performance and consistent income since its launch almost five years ago, in addition to successfully navigating the tricky environment in 2016.’

The fund has a flexible mandate, investing across sovereign debt, corporate bonds, high yield and currencies. Over three years it is up 25.5% compared to a peer group average of 15.8%, ranking it 4/60 in its peer group.

Veysey said: ‘We took a hard look at the Strategic Bond sector almost five years ago and realised there was an opportunity for a differentiated product. We believe investors want preservation of capital from their bond investments but still with an attractive yield, which can be delivered on a monthly basis.

‘The fund’s active approach to investing in undervalued bonds across the mainly higher credit quality bond universe has allowed it to deliver sector-leading returns with low volatility.’ 

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