Threadneedle Global Opps holds 'substantial' Portuguese debt

23 January 2015 | By Michael Berry

The Threadneedle Global Opportunities Sicav has a bold 7.8 per cent of its portfolio in Portuguese sovereign debt.


Brooks Macdonald Defensive Capital to move to absolute return

16 January 2015 | By Michael Berry

The Brooks Macdonald Defensive Capital fund is moving to the IA Targeted Absolute Return sector – “its correct place”.


'Extremely volatile' UK equity funds dominate Old Mutual Wealth sales

14 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

UK equity funds remained hugely popular amongst investors in the final three months of 2014 despite the market enduring a severe bout of volatility.


European court rules on path for QE

14 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

The ECB must stick to certain conditions if it starts a bond buying-programme, the European Court of Justice says.


Bond veteran Bill Gross ‘fired from Pimco’ after offer to scale back role

13 January 2015 | By Tom Selby

Pimco founder Bill Gross has claimed he was fired by the fund manager after offering to pare back his role at the firm.


Threadneedle to launch Global Opportunities Bond Oeic

12 January 2015 | By Michael Berry

Threadneedle is readying an Oeic version of Jim Cielinksi’s €235.5m (£184.1m) Global Opportunities Bond Sicav.


Gross warns investors will need to look to real assets and cash in 2015

7 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

Bond fund giant says the good times are over.

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Charles Stanley hires Geikie-Cobb as Matterley boss

6 January 2015 | By Michael Berry

Charles Stanley has hired former F&C manager Peter Geikie-Cobb to head its Matterley business and has a new fund in the works for the bond man to run.


Almost $20bn more jumps from Pimco Total Return

5 January 2015 | By Michael Berry

The Pimco Total Return bond fund, abandoned by Bill Gross last year, shed another $19.4bn in December.


Investors to step up hunt for income in 2015

22 December 2014 | By Philip Scott

The big challenge will be not paying too much for yield.


Is Japanese debt a ticking time bomb?

22 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Abenomics crashes on sending the Topix higher and higher to investors’ glee, but an implicit bet on the creditworthiness of Japan accompanies the trade.


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.


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


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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