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The Fund aims to achieve a total return (the combination of income and capital growth) of at least 2.5% per annum above the 3-month GBP LIBOR rate, before any charges are taken, in any market conditions and over any three year period. LIBOR is the rate at which banks borrow money from each other. The Fund aims to achieve this while seeking to minimise the degree to which the value of the Fund fluctuates over time (volatility), while also seeking to limit monthly losses. Managing the Fund in this way reduces its ability to achieve returns significantly above 3-month GBP LIBOR plus 2.5%. There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve a positive return over three years, or any other period, and investors may not get back the original amount they invested.

Jim Leaviss is Head of M&Gs Fixed Interest team, joining M&G in 1997 after five years at the Bank of England. As well as heading up the team, Jim also manages the M&G (Lux) Global Macro Bond Fund and is co-manager of the M&G (Lux) Absolute Return Bond Fund and deputy manager of the M&G Global Government Bond Fund (UK-authorised OEIC).

Wolfgang Bauer is fund manager of the M&G (Lux) European Inflation Linked Corporate Bond Fund and co-manager of the M&G (Lux) Absolute Return Bond Fund and the UK-authorised M&G Absolute Return Bond Fund. He is also deputy fund manager of the M&G Global Corporate Bond Fund and the M&G European Corporate Bond Fund. In January 2018, he was appointed deputy fund manager of the M&G UK Inflation Linked Corporate Bond Fund. Wolfgang joined M&G in 2012 as part of the Investment Graduate Programme. He joined the M&G Retail Fixed Interest team from the Real Estate Finance team in January 2014, focusing on US investment grade credit. Wolfgang gained a PhD in chemistry from the University of Cambridge and also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and is a CFA and CAIA charterholder

Please remember that past performance is not a guide of future returns. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up as a result of currency exchange and market fluctuations and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

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