Epworth Sterling Sovereign Bond Fundfor Charities

A sterling denominated sovereign bond fund for charities looking for income with lower capital risk than investing in equities.

Investment objectives

The Fund seeks to provide income and capital growth exceeding that of the iBoxx Gilt Index by investing in bonds issued by the UK Government.

Investment approach

We aim to be good stewards of our investors’ money.

At least 30% of the Fund will be invested in bonds with fixed coupons issued by the UK Governments (Gilts). It may also invest, or have holdings of:

  • Bonds (or similar investments) issued or guaranteed by other sovereign states
  • Variation rate and index-linked government securities
  • Cash (and near cash)


To 31 March 2022 1 year
3 years
% p.a.
5 years
% p.a.
10 years
% p.a.
Fund (actual) -6.2 - - -
Fund (simulated) - -1.1 0.0 2.2
Benchmark † -5.3 -0.4 0.6 3.0

Fund launched 30 April 2019. *Simulated performance based on the CFB Gilt Fund. The funds share investment processes and teams. Performance data has been re-calculated using the charges applicable to the Epworth Sterling Sovereign Bond Fund for Charities. Fund performance is net of fees. Neither simulated past performance nor actual past performance are a reliable indicator of future performance. †iBoxx Gilt Index.

Unit value and distribution

Unit value
9 August 2022 (Income units) 116.94 -
9 August 2022 (Accumulation units) 119.50 -

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How to invest

All charities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland may invest in the Epworth Funds for Charities.

Download an application form and further fund details below: