Our favourite way to access income opportunities in medium-sized companies. Although many have been hit by Brexit fears, if the UK economy proves more resilient than expected, these companies could benefit.
Some investments have the specific aim to offer a return in excess of inflation over the medium to long term. One of our favourites is the M&G UK Inflation-Linked Corporate Bond Fund, managed by Ben Lord and Jim Leaviss.
The conservative nature of the team's investment approach means the fund has traditionally offered some shelter in large market corrections, while capturing the majority of the growth of rising markets.
In times of heightened uncertainty investors have tended to seek the safety of large well-established institutions and shun higher-risk smaller companies. This was evident in the weeks that followed the UK's decision to leave the European Union.