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Natixis launches short-dated high yield fund

17 April 2014 | By Michael Berry

The Natixis Short Term Global High Income fund will invest in high yield debt issued by companies in OECD countries, aiming for a duration of less than two years.

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Where are the opportunities in HY bonds?

17 April 2014 | By Pamela Morris

High yield managers are split on whether to stick to the “stable” US market or opt for “wildcard” emerging markets, while some point to sweet spots in European hybrids and B-rated bonds.

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L&G’s Onuekwusi favouring EMD for diversification

15 April 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Fund manager attracted by low valuations and policy maker flexibility. 

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F&C takeover sparks 15% bond windfall for Aviva's Higham

15 April 2014 | By Michael Berry

Bank of Montreal’s purchase of F&C Asset Management helped Aviva bond manager Chris Higham post a 15 per cent return windfall on the UK firm’s debt.

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Bull market wobbles? Five funds for taking a defensive tilt

14 April 2014 | By Gary Jackson

A recent note by Majedie Asset Management warned investors to be careful of chasing bull markets, as most money tends to be made through the first half of such a market, while pointing out that the current bull run is “getting old”.

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Neuberger Berman hires lead manager for high yield team

14 April 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Andrew Wilmont was most recently at Alcentra.

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Should Greece’s return to the bond market be welcomed?

11 April 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Greece returned to the sovereign debt market yesterday, issuing €3bn of five-year bonds in its first issuance since 2010 but not all have welcomed the move.

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M&G: Five signs that markets think the eurozone crisis is over

11 April 2014 | By Michael Berry

It is clear markets are happy with the European Central Bank president’s two years of talk and little action, M&G high yield bond manager James Tomlins says.

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Pimco’s Gross calls on El-Erian to explain reason for 'mysterious' exit

11 April 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Pimco co-founder Bill Gross has said that Mohamed El-Erian should explain why he decided to step down as chief executive bond fund giant.

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Greek bond orders passes €17.5bn ahead of market return

10 April 2014 | By Gary Jackson

The order book for the return of Greece to the sovereign debt market has grown to more than €17.5bn (£14.4bn), with banks still taking new bids.

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Woolnough adds duration and credit risk to M&G Optimal Income

8 April 2014 | By Jon Yarker

M&G star manager has increased both his duration and credit risk. 

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OakTree: Why we're positioning for China's 'bumble-through'

7 April 2014 | By Gary Jackson

OakTree Wealth Management has started to position its four portfolios with capital preservation firmly in mind, arguing that there is more scope for markets to be derailed in 2014

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Gazprombank launches two Russian Ucits funds

7 April 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Gazprombank Asset Management has launched two Ucits funds to offer exposure to the heavily discounted Russian market.

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Ney becomes sole manager on €6.2bn Carmignac bond fund

4 April 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Former co-manager Carlos Galvis to focus on Carmignac Capital Plus fund he also manages.

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Vanguard warns of home bias' hidden risks

2 April 2014 | By Michael Berry

Almost half of British bonds have maturities of a decade or more, the tracker firm says, and the FTSE has imbalances of its own. 

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OMGI adds specialist to fixed income team

31 March 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Old Mutual Global Investors has hired Michael Sullivan from Investec Asset Management as a fixed income specialist.

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DeAWM launches global bond ETF

28 March 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Single ETF gives exposure to global bond market.

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Charteris eyes double fund launch for Yousefian and Farrow

28 March 2014 | By Jon Yarker

New hire Tony Yousefian will be given one of the funds.

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Muzinich & Co hires Schroder’s Tomlinson for sales team

26 March 2014 | By Gary Jackson

James Tomlinson has joined corporate credit specialist fund manager Muzinich & Co from Schroders as sales manager.

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Swiss & Global launches unconstrained EM bond fund

26 March 2014 | By Michael Berry

Swiss and Global Asset Management has launched an unconstrained emerging market bond fund for fixed income head Enzo Puntillo.

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Richard Woolnough drops Apple as he trims M&G Optimal Income's equities

24 March 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Richard Woolnough has scaled by the M&G Optimal Income fund’s exposure, taking it below 10 per cent after closing a number of positions.

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Schroders’ Marcus Brookes: Five fund ideas for Isa season

21 March 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Following the announcement in yesterday’s budget that the Isa limit will be increased to £15,000 in 2015, Schroders head of multi-manager Marcus Brookes tips five ideas for this year.

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FCA bans and fines trader £660k for attempted QE manipulation

20 March 2014 | By Tessa Norman

Bond trader raised gilt prices in attempt to manipulate Bank of England’s QE trading. 

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Eberhardt made deputy on Invesco Perp Global Financial Capital

19 March 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Invesco Perpetual has promoted analyst Julien Eberhardt to the role of deputy manager on Paul Causer and Paul Read’s Invesco Perpetual Global Financial Capital fund.

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Pimco unveils two low duration funds

13 March 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Funds will be managed by deputy chief investment officers Mihir Worah and Mark Kiesel.

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Legg Mason subsidiary set to replace EMD head

12 March 2014 | By Michael Berry

Western Asset Management is preparing Chia-Liang Lian to take over its emerging market debt team as current head Keith Gardner approaches retirement. 

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Why ATI's bond managers favour financials over HY

10 March 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Head of fixed income Rod Davidson and fund co-manager Dan Daldry are concerned that investors are not being paid for the risks involved in high yield.

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Threadneedle’s Oliphant mulling EMD options

6 March 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Bond fund manager mulling options as he forecasts difficult year for fixed income.

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Aviva takes £132m hit after 'improper' bond trades

6 March 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Aviva has said that the “improper” allocation of trades in fixed income securities by two former employees has cost it more than £130m.

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Threadneedle multi-asset head slashes high-yield exposure

6 March 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Toby Nangle has slashed his exposure to high-yield debt from 10 per cent to just under 1 per cent

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M&G's Woolnough likes duration risk premium

5 March 2014 | By Michael Berry

Duration risk is paying a significant premium at the moment while interest rate rises are likely to trickle through slowly, M&G Investments Richard Woolnough says.

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City Financial’s Yousefian to depart

4 March 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Departure comes as Yousefian’s fund is set to be merged with another fund

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First State adds to emerging market debt range

3 March 2014 | By Jon Yarker

The First State Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond fund is managed by Manuel Cañas.

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Woolnough’s M&G Strat Corp Bond reinstated on Hargreaves Wealth 150

27 February 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Hargreaves Lansdown has put Richard Woolnough’s M&G Strategic Corporate Bond fund back on its Wealth 150.

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Ben Gutteridge: Five funds for investors with optimistic outlooks

27 February 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Brewin Dolphin’s head of fund research has picked out five funds that fit with his firm’s positive view of risk assets.

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Henderson promotes two in retail fixed income team

25 February 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Henderson Global Investors has promoted two members of its retail fixed income team to support John Pattullo and Jenna Barnard.

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Have European banks entered a 'virtuous cycle' with govt bonds?

24 February 2014 | By Michael Berry

UBS WM says European banks are likely to stride ahead after the ECB’s asset quality review, RLAM’s Neil Wilkinson is slightly more cautious. 

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Franklin Templeton launches euro short bond fund

21 February 2014 | By Jon Yarker

New launch will focus primary on short-dated fixed and floating-rate debt securities. 

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Scotland given power to issue own bonds

19 February 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The UK government has granted Scotland power to issue its own bonds as of 2015.

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Chelsea: Funds for the income-hungry investor

14 February 2014 | By Gary Jackson

With Isa season upon us and the search for income going as strong as every, research by Chelsea Financial Services has highlighted a selection of funds investors might cast an eye over.


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