Invesco Podcast: A lot of Interest in High Yield

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In the latest Invesco Podcast Ben Gutteridge, Director of Model Portfolio Services, speaks to Thomas Moore, manager of the Invesco High Yield Fund (UK).

The conversation covers how the High Yield asset class has reacted to the CoVid-19 pandemic, the collapse in the oil price and the scale of policy support. Tom concludes with a brief summary of where he sees the most interesting opportunities in this space.

Past performance is not a guide to future returns

Cumulative returns YTD 1 year 3 years 5 years Since 2 Mar 2009*
Invesco High Yield Fund (UK) -18.01 -10.75 -2.94 2.07 184.81
IA £ High Yield NR -15.56 -10.49 -5.31 2.77 114.40
Rank 23/28 15/27 7/27 19/25 1/17
Quartile 4 3 1 3 1
Annualised returns, %          
Invesco High Yield Fund (UK) n/a n/a -0.99 0.41 9.90
IA £ High Yield NR n/a n/a -1.80 0.55 7.12

Standardised rolling 12-month performance (%)
Invesco High Yield Fund (UK) -4.16 9.73 8.16 0.54 -10.75
IA £ High Yield NR -1.70 10.41 3.32 2.39 -10.49

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Source: Lipper as at 31 March 2020. The IA £ High Yield Sector is a comparator benchmark. Given its asset allocation the Fund’s performance can be compared against the Benchmark. However, the Fund is actively managed and is not constrained by any benchmark. Fund performance figures are based on the Z (accumulation) share class. As this was launched on 12 November 2012, for the periods prior to this launch date, performance figures are based on the Accumulation share class, without any adjustment for fees. Performance figures for all share classes can be found in the relevant Key Investor Information Document. Fund performance figures are shown in sterling, inclusive of reinvested income and net of the Ongoing Charge and portfolio transaction costs. Sector average performance is calculated on an equivalent basis. *Invesco High Yield Fund (UK) was launched on 14 May 1999. However, as the fund changed sector on 1 March 2009, sector performance figures are only shown since that date.

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