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Aviva hires ex-Lloyds strategist for fixed income role

23 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Aviva Investors has hired former Lloyds Banking Group market strategist Charlie Diebel as its head of rates and strategy.

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Former L&G bond star Hodges to join Nomura AM

17 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

A spokesperson for Nomura has confirmed that Dickie Hodges will join the firm in November of this year.

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State Street launches passive global convertibles ETF for Europe

15 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

State Street Global Advisers has launched the first global passive convertible bond ETF on the German Borse.

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M&G's Woolnough: Europe's third way

14 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

The falling euro should give the trading bloc the boost it has lacked from its central bank and member governments, M&G’s Richard Woolnough says.

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SLI shuffles management on Ignis Absolute Return Govt Bond fund

13 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The fund is to be brought across to SLI following its acquisition of Ignis earlier this year.

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Source links with Ashmore for EM debt ETF launches

7 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Emerging markets house Ashmore has teamed up with Source to launch ETF share classes of two fixed income funds on the London Stock Exchange.

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Rathbones' Jones bets on Tesco's investment grade defence

7 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Embattled Tesco’s bonds – like its equities – were sold off aggressively after the retailer admitted a £250m hole in its accounts, but Rathbones’ Bryn Jones believes the debt has a good chance of bouncing back.

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BNY Mellon to acquire US fixed income house

6 October 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

BNY Mellon has agreed to buy US fixed income house Cutwater Asset Management for an undisclosed sum.

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Lipper: Investors park Pimco outflows in money market funds

3 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Two bond US total return bonds, the MetWest Total Return and DoubleLine Total Return funds saw significant inflows following the Pimco announcement.

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Pimco Total Return sees $23.5bn outflows as Gross leaves

2 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

The gargantuan Pimco Total Return fund shed more than a tenth of its assets last month.

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Kames slams ratings agencies over bond ratings

2 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Ratings agencies are like “love-struck puppies” giving questionable appraisals of bonds, with a recent HSBC issue a case in point, Kames Capital says.

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Draghi looks to buy up 'junk' rated ABS

1 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The central bank may broaden the scope of its asset back securities programme to include Cypriot and Greek bank loans.

US court finds Argentina in contempt of court over hedge fund debt

30 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The Argentine foreign ministry says the ruling by a US judge “violates international law.”

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Pimco names Ivascyn as Gross successor

29 September 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Ivascyn appointed following the departure of founder Bill Gross last week.

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Bond teams worldwide will be hunting Pimco fund outflows

26 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

FundCalibre managing director Darius McDermott says Pimco founder Gross’s move to Janus Capital is “seismic” for the global asset management industry.

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SEC investigates Pimco ETF pricing

24 September 2014 | By Natalie Holt

The Wall Street Journal reports the US regulator is carrying out a probe into whether Pimco artificially boosted returns of an ETF.

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Aberdeen slashes fees on two bond Sicavs

19 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The annual management fees on both the Aberdeen Global II Euro Short Term Bond and US Dollar Short Term Bond funds have been reduced.

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SLI launches short duration version of inflation-linked bond fund

16 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

Standard Life Investments has created a short-duration version of its £844m Global Index-Linked Bond fund that will be managed by Jonathan Gibbs and Adam Skerry.

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First State unveils macro absolute return fund for Nutbrown

15 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

Nutbrown, the firm’s head of macro fixed income, will run the First State Global Interest Rates and Currency Sicav with the help of a newly-formed London-based global macro team.

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Aviva outsources absolute return fund management as duo move to US fund house

12 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

Aviva Investors has outsourced management of its convertibles absolute return fund to a US firm, with the two fund managers moving with it.

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Hermes' Lundie: Regulators allow bond funds to outgrow the market

11 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

Massive funds have already started to underperform because of the difficulties in managing a portfolio of hundreds of different, small bonds, Hermes’ Fraser Lundie says.

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Axa IM adds to fixed income team

1 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

Axa Investment Managers has added a smart beta head and a senior portfolio manager to its bond team.

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Kames boosts fixed income team

1 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Alexander Pelteshki joins the financials team at Kames Capital as an investment manager.

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Are CoCos a risk too far?

29 August 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Following FCA restrictions for individual investors, industry experts say they are also practising caution when investing in CoCos.

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Russell's Vickers looks to convertibles for value

29 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Multi-asset manager making move due to lack of good value in other asset classes. 

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M&G launches floating note fund for Tomlins

28 August 2014 | By Michael Berry

M&G will launch a world-ranging floating rate high yield fund for James Tomlins next month.

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Schroders' Manek moves to Santander's bond team

22 August 2014 | By Michael Berry

Schroders European and UK fixed income manager Divya Manek has moved to Santander Asset Management.

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Argentina plans legislation to take back control of debt

20 August 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The draft bill aims to get round the US court ruling that has stopped the Argentinian government from paying its creditors.

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M&G's Woolnough takes equity exposure below 3%

19 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Elsewhere duration trimmed by 0.1 years.

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Schroders boosts fixed income research team

18 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Stephen Hunnisett will join as a credit analyst for Emea.

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Kames High Yield bond fund kicked off Wealth 150

15 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Hargreaves Lansdown feels it will be increasingly difficult for managers to add value.

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Former Ignis credit head to join TwentyFour AM

11 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Chris Bowie spent a decade at Ignis, departing upon its takeover by Standard Life.

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Neuberger Berman: Why high yield is on its way back

8 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

High yield suffered biggest sell off in July since 2013’s taper tantrum. 

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US high yield weekly outflows hit $7.1bn record high

8 August 2014 | By Pamela Morris

US equities and stock ETFs also suffered significant outflows according to the latest US weekly fund flow data from Lipper.

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JPM: The four myths of bond investing

5 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Fund manager Bill Eigen outlines the biggest misconceptions bond investors have.

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Is shorting developed market sovereigns the next 'widow maker' trade?

5 August 2014 | By Michael Berry

There is a strong consensus that bond yields can only rise as interest rates go up, but that may be misguided, M&G’s Anthony Doyle says.

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Is lesser liquidity in bond markets a good thing?

1 August 2014 | By Michael Berry

Global corporate bond markets have doubled since the global financial crisis, but liquidity has shrunk to a quarter of 2007 levels.

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BNY Mellon launches Asian bond fund

1 August 2014 | By Michael Berry

BNY Mellon is to launch a mostly-hard currency Asian bond fund for its Singapore-based Standish fixed income team.

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Would utilities and telecos hedge against a high yield shock?

28 July 2014 | By Michael Berry

The more the great yield hunt drags on, the louder warnings about corporate bond liquidity get.

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High yield ‘indigestion’ sets in as $4.8bn pulled from funds

28 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Investors have continued to pull away from high yield bond funds with close to $5bn (£2.9bn) being yanked from these portfolios over the past week.

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