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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Kames boosts fixed income team

1 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

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


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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

19 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Elsewhere duration trimmed by 0.1 years.


Schroders boosts fixed income research team

18 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Stephen Hunnisett will join as a credit analyst for Emea.


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.


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. 


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.


JPM: The four myths of bond investing

5 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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