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Invesco Perpetual Corporate Bond

Elite Rated by FundCalibre

Offers investors access to Invesco’s renowned and well-resourced fixed-income team. The managers use the flexibility within the fund’s sector guidelines to full effect and run the fund with a pragmatic and proactive style. Over the years their investment process has resulted in strong returns for investors.

Company Description

Founded in 1969, Invesco Perpetual forms part of Invesco Ltd, a global independent investment management company with more than 740 dedicated investment professionals in more than 20 countries. Its focus is on equities but it also invests in fixed interest and other asset types. It was awarded the Elite Provider for Equities Rating in 2016, as well as the Elite Provider for Bonds Rating in 2015.


Fund Manager

Paul Causer, who is extremely well-respected in the industry, heads up Invesco’s renowned fixed-income team and has managed this fund since 1995. Michael Matthews has worked with the team since 1995 and has co-managed the fund since 2012.


We’re active managers. Our job is to invest where we see a good reward for the risk and to be defensive where we don’t.

Paul Causer - Fund Manager

The Investment Process

The managers investment process involves fundamental analysis to assess the credit worthiness of the issuer and also to identify bonds that the team believe to be undervalued. This is then complemented by the team’s macroeconomic views, with the team happy to take both long and short-term positions.


The fund typically invests in high quality fixed-income securities so historically has had a much lower risk profile than the UK stock market. The fund’s performance will be considerably affected by interest rate rises, and with rates currently at all time lows this could become a risk in the near future. The risk levels of the fund are also increased by its considerable size, which could become a problem should there be large investor outflows from the fund.

Our Opinion

Invesco has one of the best fixed-income teams around and the fund is managed by some of the most respected managers in the industry. The track record stands up to extreme scrutiny and consequently, this fund could be of interest to investors wanting exposure to UK investment grade fixed-income securities.

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