Asset allocation: Kames ethical duo dodge oil drop and target UK equities

9 October 2015 | By Laura Suter

The Kames Ethical Cautious Managed fund strong performance won’t last forever, say co-managers Audrey Ryan and Iain Buckle.


Gross sues Pimco for wrongful dismissal

8 October 2015 | By Beth Brearley

Gross files lawsuit worth “hundreds of millions of dollars” for his dismissal in 2014, according to reports.


M&G Optimal Income fund sheds £5.5bn

7 October 2015

The fund has seen consistent net outflows this year from its peak of £24.6bn in assets at the end of January to £19.1bn at the end of August. 


Neuberger Berman launches Asian debt fund for UK investors

6 October 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

The Asian Debt Hard Currency fund will invest in government and related debt as well as corporate bonds. 


Smith & Williamson bond head retires after 25 years

1 October 2015 | By Laura Suter

Ian Kenny has been appointed in his place. 

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Friends Provident International to exit UK offshore bond market

30 September 2015 | By Sam Brodbeck

The decision is  “due to commercial considerations” as the group focuses on the UAE, Hong Kong and Singapore.


Bill Gross urges Fed to move off 0% rates

24 September 2015 | By Laura Suter

Gross said zero-bound interest rates destroy the savings culture of investors, hamper business growth and provide no incentive for companies to spend capital. 


Demand for Gilt sales plummets

21 September 2015 | By Laura Suter

Analysis by the FTshowed that the bid-to-cover ratio has dropped this year.


Investors fled bonds ahead of US rate rise decision

18 September 2015 | By Laura Suter

Bonds saw $3.3bn of outflows going into the US rate rise decision, marking six consecutive weeks of outflows for the sector.


Fidelity bond fund manager departs

17 September 2015 | By Laura Suter

Church has been with Fidelity for 12 years, becoming co-manager on the fund in 2013.


Morningstar downgrades 'inactive' Axa Distribution fund

4 September 2015 | By Laura Suter

The £991m fund, run by Richard Marwood, has been downgraded from a bronze rating to neutral.


Pimco Total Return fund assets drop below $100bn

3 September 2015 | By Laura Suter

The fund’s asset have dropped from their peak of $293bn in April 2013.


Bill Gross: Put your money in cash and corporate bonds

2 September 2015 | By Laura Suter

The ‘bond king’ tells investors to seek safety in cash, or cash-like, assets.


RLAM outflows spike as Ascentric inflows flatline

18 August 2015 | By Laura Suter

The Ascentric wrap platform saw £1.19bn of sales in the first half of the year, compared to £1.16bn at the same time last year.


Kames cuts energy exposure as high-yield default rates rise

17 August 2015 | By Laura Suter

The US high-yield default rate rose to 1.92 per cent in July from 1.89 per cent at the end of June.


M&G sees £3.4bn outflows amid fixed income slump

11 August 2015 | By Mark Sands

Parent company Prudential attributed the shift to a lack of appetite for fixed income funds.


European and UK equities top picks for advisers in 2015

10 August 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

Europe is a “better risk to take” and will continue to be a good investment to follow in the coming months.


Thomas Miller launches two bond funds

30 July 2015 | By Laura Suter

The two new funds will both seek to pay semi-annual dividends.


Which asset classes will benefit from US rate rise?

27 July 2015 | By Laura Suter

Assets to avoid, and pile into, when US raises rates.


Pimco outflows top £133bn amid Gross turmoil

17 July 2015 | By Laura Suter

The fixed income giant has seen a 39 per cent decrease in assets since the start of last year.


Cash holdings soar as managers run out of options

16 July 2015 | By Laura Suter

For fund managers wanting to take equity risk off the table, their options are limited.

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Stewart Cowley sets up investment advisory business

6 July 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

Northfield Strategic Advisors will provide investment commentary and asset allocation services to fund groups and networks.

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Time to stay calm on Greece, say experts

29 June 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

Experts say Greece is likely to stay in the eurozone, adding the Greek crisis is not a financial markets crisis.


Neuberger Berman rolls out long/short global credit fund

25 June 2015 | By Beth Brearley

Long/short fund designed to take advantage of credit market volatility and interest rate rises.


Bond funds see record outflows as volatility rises

17 June 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

With the bond market experiencing high volatility, fund managers wonder what is next for the asset class. 


Fund managers fear Greek default but not Grexit

17 June 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

A survey by Bank of America Merril Lynch found 42 per cent of fund managers predict Greece could default without exiting the eurozone.

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LGIM replace Hodges on Dynamic Bond Trust

8 June 2015 | By Laura Suter

The asset manager has hired Omar Saeed to run the trust.


Old Mutual sacks Pimco to shift to Gross's Janus

5 June 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

The news comes as Morningstar reveals Pimco outflows were worse than expected.

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Kames launches two absolute return bond funds

21 May 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

The funds replace the £2bn Kames Absolute Return Bond Fund, closed for capacity constraints.


Bank of England error wipes £13bn off gilt sales

7 May 2015 | By Laura Suter

The bank put the mistake down to “clerical error”.

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Bill Gross's new fund suffers losses

7 May 2015 | By Laura Suter

The Janus Global Unconstrained Bond fund saw a 2.7 per cent drop.


Pimco loses largest fund crown to Vanguard

5 May 2015 | By Laura Suter

Pimco has been toppled as the world’s largest bond fund.

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Morningstar downgrades Old Mutual Global Strategic Bond fund

21 April 2015 | By Philip Scott

The news follows the announcement of fund manager Stewart Cowley’s departure.

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Psigma: Cautious investors need to re-think risk outlook

14 April 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

Psigma’s Tom Becket urges cautious investors to reassess their traditional concept of risk.


European fund flows at £46.9bn helped by bonds, again

13 April 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

Only 8 of 33 European markets show net outflows of long-term funds.


Pimco unconstrained fund bleeds £1.14bn more assets

8 April 2015 | By Laura Suter

The unconstrained bond fund continues to see outflows after Bill Gross’ departure.


Former Ignis team prepare fund launch at OMGI

7 April 2015 | By Laura Suter

Russ Oxley and his team have joined OMGI.


M&G's Woolnough bags £15m pay deal

1 April 2015 | By Laura Suter

The manager of the M&G fund is one of the highest-paid finance execs.

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Lombard Odier IM launches smart beta ETFs

30 March 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

The launch is alongside ETF Securities.


BIS: Bond market liquidity may depend on few large asset managers

18 March 2015 | By Philip Scott

The central bank thinktank cautions on how markets would react to another crisis.


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