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Threadneedle (Lux)-European Social Bond ZE

Ranked 41 out of 173 in - Euro over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

Simon Bond

Simon Bond joined Columbia Threadneedle in 2003 as an Investment Grade Credit Portfolio Manager and has been the manager of the Threadneedle UK Social Bond Fund since its launch in 2013. Having previously managed a number of institutional and retail investment grade corporate bond portfolios, Simon now concentrates his focus on managing the UK Social Bond Fund and developing other responsible investment strategies across the firm. Simon has 30 years’ experience in the fund management industry, with the last 26 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.


The Fund seeks to achieve a total return from income and capital appreciation by investing in debt securities that are considered to support or fund socially beneficial activities and development principally in Europe. The Fund invests principally in all forms of debt securities that are rated Investment Grade and issued by a government or a supranational, public, private or voluntary and/or charitable sector organisation. These securities may include covered bonds, agency bonds, mortgage and asset-backed securities (the mortgage and asset-backed securities not exceeding 10% of the Funds NAV and Contingent Convertible Bonds.

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Euro over : 31/08/2017 - 31/08/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -0.4% -0.5%
2017 0.7% 0.6%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Finland
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Italy
  7. Luxembourg
  8. Netherlands
  9. Sweden
  10. Switzerland
  11. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date23/05/2017
  • Share Class size01Mn
  • Base currencyEUR
  • ISIN LU1589837373

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment2Mn
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management0.40%
  • Initial investment5.00%

Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).