Argentina plans legislation to take back control of debt

20 August 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The draft bill aims to get round the US court ruling that has stopped the Argentinian government from paying its creditors.


M&G's Woolnough takes equity exposure below 3%

19 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Elsewhere duration trimmed by 0.1 years.


Schroders boosts fixed income research team

18 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Stephen Hunnisett will join as a credit analyst for Emea.


Kames High Yield bond fund kicked off Wealth 150

15 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Hargreaves Lansdown feels it will be increasingly difficult for managers to add value.

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Former Ignis credit head to join TwentyFour AM

11 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Chris Bowie spent a decade at Ignis, departing upon its takeover by Standard Life.


Neuberger Berman: Why high yield is on its way back

8 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

High yield suffered biggest sell off in July since 2013’s taper tantrum. 


US high yield weekly outflows hit $7.1bn record high

8 August 2014 | By Pamela Morris

US equities and stock ETFs also suffered significant outflows according to the latest US weekly fund flow data from Lipper.


JPM: The four myths of bond investing

5 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Fund manager Bill Eigen outlines the biggest misconceptions bond investors have.


Is shorting developed market sovereigns the next 'widow maker' trade?

5 August 2014 | By Michael Berry

There is a strong consensus that bond yields can only rise as interest rates go up, but that may be misguided, M&G’s Anthony Doyle says.

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Is lesser liquidity in bond markets a good thing?

1 August 2014 | By Michael Berry

Global corporate bond markets have doubled since the global financial crisis, but liquidity has shrunk to a quarter of 2007 levels.


BNY Mellon launches Asian bond fund

1 August 2014 | By Michael Berry

BNY Mellon is to launch a mostly-hard currency Asian bond fund for its Singapore-based Standish fixed income team.


Would utilities and telecos hedge against a high yield shock?

28 July 2014 | By Michael Berry

The more the great yield hunt drags on, the louder warnings about corporate bond liquidity get.


High yield ‘indigestion’ sets in as $4.8bn pulled from funds

28 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Investors have continued to pull away from high yield bond funds with close to $5bn (£2.9bn) being yanked from these portfolios over the past week.


Managers clash as high yield valuations turn ‘eye-wateringly expensive'

28 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Investors are finding it difficult to agree on the outlook for high yield bonds as valuations in the space look increasingly stretched.


FCA warns on corporate bond liquidity risks

25 July 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Regulator recommends investors consider how long it will take them to access their money from a corporate bond fund in a down market. 

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JPMAM to close five fixed maturity bond funds

23 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

JP Morgan Asset Management plans to close five fixed maturity bond funds following a narrowing of their investment universes.


Asset allocation: Brewin Dolphin looks to sell down US and UK equities

22 July 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Brewin Dolphin head of research Guy Foster says noises coming from the respective governments of rising inflation will force a sale of holdings


High-yield funds hit by biggest outflow in a year after Yellen comments

21 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Fund investors have pulled back from high-yield bond funds after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen warned on valuations in the asset class.


Legg Mason unveils Brandywine global credit fund

17 July 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Fund is a Dublin-domiciled version of a pre-existing US fund. 


S&W hires Anderson to run Fixed Interest trust

16 July 2014 | By Pamela Morris

John Anderson previously managed the JPM Sterling Corporate Bond fund up until July of last year.


Yellen warns of 'stretched' valuations in social media and biotech

16 July 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The Fed chairman also cautioned over valuations and issuance in high yield debt as well as the leveraged loan market.


Allianz GI boosts emerging market debt team

14 July 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The firm has made a series of senior appointments to its growing emerging market debt team.


Ignis credit head Chris Bowie departs

11 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Ignis Asset Management head of credit Chris Bowie has left the group following its acquisition by Standard Life Investments.


Are growing strategic bond funds losing their nimbleness?

11 July 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Are the popular and growing strategic bond funds in danger of becoming their own worst enemy?

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JPMAM’s Stephanie Flanders: Early rate rise could threaten ‘unloved’ rally

9 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Investors should have a “modest” bias towards risk assets over the second half of the year but they should be aware that rates could rise sooner than the market expects.


Asset allocation: Morningstar's game is slow burn rather than slam dunk

7 July 2014 | By Michael Berry

Stretched valuations mean there are no “slam dunk” areas of investment success, Morningstar OBSR Managed Portfolios says.


Ian Spreadbury: Seven ways Fidelity Strategic Bond is balancing risk and reward

7 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Investors should reassess the risk with their fixed income portfolios, according to Fidelity Strategic Bond manager Ian Spreadbury, as trends in the market show signs of shifting.


JPMAM bolsters fixed income team

7 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

JP Morgan Asset Management has appointed Maria Ryan as EMEA head of fixed income strategies and made a senior hire for her team.


New Goldman Sachs fund takes aim at European high yield

3 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Goldman Sachs Asset Management has launched a fund targeting opportunities in the European high yield space.


Goldman Sachs launches trio of multi-asset funds

2 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Goldman Sachs Asset Management has launched a three-strong range of multi-asset funds aiming to preserve, enhance and create wealth.


Ashmore unveils short duration emerging market debt fund

2 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Ashmore has launched a short duration emerging market debt fund for Alexis De Mones, aiming at investors concerned by the likelihood of rising interest rates.


Aviva Investors unveils GARS-rivalling outcome-oriented range

1 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Aviva Investors has launched the Aviva Investors Multi-Strategy Target Return fund, the first offering in its new outcome-oriented fund range.


BNY launches Ucits mirror of absolute return fund

30 June 2014 | By Jon Yarker

The BNY Mellon Absolute Insight fund will be managed by BNY Mellon subsidiary Insight Investment.


Brewin Dolphin’s three safer income ideas

30 June 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Global markets have continued their rise in recent months after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen reiterated her dovish stance and the European Central Bank unveiled its reflationary package of measures.


Aviva Investors continues move away from crowded bond trade

30 June 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Fund manager Nick Samouilhan is keen to avoid what he now sees as a crowded trade in corporate bonds and high yield


Neuberger Berman unveils European high yield bond fund

30 June 2014 | By Jon Yarker

The Neuberger Berman European High Yield Bond fund will be managed by recent hire Andrew Wilmont.


Fund size warnings: Which funds are least correlated to sector giants?

27 June 2014 | By Gary Jackson

A study of 516 UK equity funds by CBS pensions division The Pensions Institute concluded large funds tend to underperform small funds


Extra Isa allowance: Three funds to add to portfolios?

25 June 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Some investors could be looking for new funds for their portfolios on 1 July, when the Isa tax-free limit rises to £15,000 following the overhauls laid out by chancellor George Osborne in the 2014 Budget.

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Is now the time to launch a corporate bond fund?

23 June 2014 | By Michael Berry

Threadneedle unveiled a gtlobal corporate bond fund last week, but with yields at historic lows is it poor - or perfect - timing?


L&G hires Axa’s Benstead for senior portfolio manager role

18 June 2014 | By Jon Yarker

From 7 July, Mark Benstead will work within the firm’s UK credit team.