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Liontrust global bond scoops up Russian bonds

17 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

The Liontrust GF Global Strategic Bond fund is buying up Russian debt as the currency tanks.

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Ex-Swip fixed income CIO heads to Aviva Investors

15 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Aviva Investors has hired Mark Connolly, formerly of Swip, as its fixed income chief investment officer.

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Asset-backed securities safer post-GFC says RLAM's Sajiv Vaid

15 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Royal London Corporate Bond manager Sajiv Vaid is looking for solid income with downside protection in the unrated bond market

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'Follow-the-Fed' trade may be at an end says JPM's Eigen

12 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Traditional bond managers now spend their time “parsing” the words of the world’s central bankers, but that may soon come undone, JP Morgan’s Bill Eigen says.

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Lyxor sovereign debt ETFs switch to physical

12 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Lyxor has switched its sovereign bond ETFs to fully physical replication instead of sampling to improve their tracking error.

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ING hires Avoca convertibles duo

9 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

ING Investment Management has hired boutique convertibles team Tarek Saber and Jasper van Ingen along with their Avoca Convertible Select Global fund.

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RLAM launches absolute return bond fund

4 December 2014 | By Philip Scott

Royal London Asset Management unveils absolute return bond fund targeting G10 nations

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Canada Life Investments: Why 2015 maybe another bondholders' paradise

2 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

The threat of potential deflation is likely to persist next year, which could mean another great year for bondholders, Canada Life Investments David Marchant says.

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Moody's downgrades Japan due to 'third arrow' doubts

1 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Moody’s has downgraded Japan one notch to A1 citing doubt about the timing and effectiveness of its monetary stimulus and uncertainty of reducing its deficit.

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Pimco launches active short-dated corporate bond ETFs

1 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Pimco has launched two actively managed short-dated investment grade corporate bond ETFs in partnership with Source.

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Why GLG Strat Bond fund holds 16% cash and 19% cocos

19 November 2014 | By Michael Berry

The GLG Strategic Bond is building up more-liquid credit holdings – and cash – in advance of volatile markets as it surpasses £1bn in assets.

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M&G hit by £1bn UK outflows

18 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Total net inflows year-to-date are at £5.3bn, with some £1.5bn taken in during the third quarter.

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Gross paid $290m bonus for underachieving 2013 year

14 November 2014 | By Michael Berry

Pimco founder and former-CIO Bill Gross got a $290m bonus last year despite his blockbuster fund underperforming most of its peers, Bloomberg reports.

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Janus launches Dublin version of Gross’ Global Bond fund

13 November 2014 | By Adam Lewis

Janus Capital launches a Dublin-domiciled mirror of Bill Gross’ Janus Global Unconstrained Bond fund.

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Catastrophe bond issues shooting for record $9bn this year

13 November 2014 | By Michael Berry

An insurance shortfall is driving large gains in the catastrophe bond market which is on track for a record $9bn of issuance this year, GAM Star Cat Bond manager John Seo says.

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Axa IM hires new credit analyst from BNP Paribas

5 November 2014 | By Michael Berry

Axa Investment Managers has hired BNP Paribas’ Gregory Venizelos as a senior credit analyst.

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Henderson launches two credit funds

5 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

The funds will be managed by head of emerging market credit Steve Drew and fixed income manager James Briggs respectively.

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Pimco Total Return sees further $27.5bn outflows

5 November 2014 | By Natalie Holt

Half of the outflows occured during the first five days of trading in October

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SLI hit by £1bn outflows from bond range

29 October 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

News comes follow exits of rates managers Stuart Thomson and Russ Oxley as well as the rest of their team earlier this month.

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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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