Aberdeen slash 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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Managers clash as high yield valuations turn ‘eye-wateringly expensive'

28 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Investors are finding it difficult to agree on the outlook for high yield bonds as valuations in the space look increasingly stretched.

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FCA warns on corporate bond liquidity risks

25 July 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Regulator recommends investors consider how long it will take them to access their money from a corporate bond fund in a down market. 

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JPMAM to close five fixed maturity bond funds

23 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

JP Morgan Asset Management plans to close five fixed maturity bond funds following a narrowing of their investment universes.

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Asset allocation: Brewin Dolphin looks to sell down US and UK equities

22 July 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Brewin Dolphin head of research Guy Foster says noises coming from the respective governments of rising inflation will force a sale of holdings

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High-yield funds hit by biggest outflow in a year after Yellen comments

21 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Fund investors have pulled back from high-yield bond funds after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen warned on valuations in the asset class.

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Legg Mason unveils Brandywine global credit fund

17 July 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Fund is a Dublin-domiciled version of a pre-existing US fund. 

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S&W hires Anderson to run Fixed Interest trust

16 July 2014 | By Pamela Morris

John Anderson previously managed the JPM Sterling Corporate Bond fund up until July of last year.

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Yellen warns of 'stretched' valuations in social media and biotech

16 July 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The Fed chairman also cautioned over valuations and issuance in high yield debt as well as the leveraged loan market.

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Allianz GI boosts emerging market debt team

14 July 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The firm has made a series of senior appointments to its growing emerging market debt team.

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Ignis credit head Chris Bowie departs

11 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Ignis Asset Management head of credit Chris Bowie has left the group following its acquisition by Standard Life Investments.

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Are growing strategic bond funds losing their nimbleness?

11 July 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Are the popular and growing strategic bond funds in danger of becoming their own worst enemy?

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JPMAM’s Stephanie Flanders: Early rate rise could threaten ‘unloved’ rally

9 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Investors should have a “modest” bias towards risk assets over the second half of the year but they should be aware that rates could rise sooner than the market expects.

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Asset allocation: Morningstar's game is slow burn rather than slam dunk

7 July 2014 | By Michael Berry

Stretched valuations mean there are no “slam dunk” areas of investment success, Morningstar OBSR Managed Portfolios says.

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Ian Spreadbury: Seven ways Fidelity Strategic Bond is balancing risk and reward

7 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Investors should reassess the risk with their fixed income portfolios, according to Fidelity Strategic Bond manager Ian Spreadbury, as trends in the market show signs of shifting.

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JPMAM bolsters fixed income team

7 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

JP Morgan Asset Management has appointed Maria Ryan as EMEA head of fixed income strategies and made a senior hire for her team.

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New Goldman Sachs fund takes aim at European high yield

3 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Goldman Sachs Asset Management has launched a fund targeting opportunities in the European high yield space.


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