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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.

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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”.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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