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M&G – Strategic Corporate Bond Fund


Income and growth by investing in corporate bonds
and other fixed-interest securities

Minimum investment:
Lump sum £500,
monthly £10

Investment split:
At least 80% investment-grade bonds,
up to 20% other fixed-interest securities

Isa link:

Pep transfers:

Initial 3.5%,
annual 1%, Isa annual 1.25%

Initial 3%

Tel: 0800 328 3191


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