Baring Asset Management has unveiled a strategic bond fund managed by head of global aggregate Guy Dunham and fixed income investment manager Richard Balfour.
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Asad Bhatti has been appointed deputy fund manager of the Invesco Perpetual High Yield Fund where he will join the group’s co-heads of fixed interest, Paul Causer and Paul Read in the management of the portfolio.
Aviva Investors’ systems were open to abuse by traders, regulator finds.
Global assets are due a “recalibration of value” when the US Federal Reserve starts to increase interest rates, the FP Tellsons Endeavour team says.
The energy shock has punished US high yield, but there are opportunities in European high yield on for investors unperturbed by volatility, T Rowe Price’s Michael Della Vedova says.
JP Morgan Income Opportunity fund manager Bill Eigen has plunged into high yield and Venezuelan debt on overdone oil price fears.
Kames Capital plans to launch a second absolute return government bond fund after its first became too large to market.
A 10-year loan to the UK government now just yielding 1.4 per cent, per annum.
Secured Energy Bonds, launched in 2013 with promises of 6.5 per cent interest payments, has fallen into administration.
JP Morgan Asset Management has launched a UK version of its $407.1m Global Bond Opportunities Sicav to counter “intellectually incoherent” conventional fixed income investing.
Investment Association statistics show record sales of trackers, while UK Equity Income was the top seller driven by flows into Neil Woodford’s fund.
Threadneedle high yield bond portfolio manager Jeffrey Mueller is moving to the London officer of US manager Eaton Vance.
The Threadneedle Global Opportunities Sicav has a bold 7.8 per cent of its portfolio in Portuguese sovereign debt.
The Brooks Macdonald Defensive Capital fund is moving to the IA Targeted Absolute Return sector – “its correct place”.
UK equity funds remained hugely popular amongst investors in the final three months of 2014 despite the market enduring a severe bout of volatility.
The ECB must stick to certain conditions if it starts a bond buying-programme, the European Court of Justice says.
Pimco founder Bill Gross has claimed he was fired by the fund manager after offering to pare back his role at the firm.
Threadneedle is readying an Oeic version of Jim Cielinksi’s €235.5m (£184.1m) Global Opportunities Bond Sicav.
Bond fund giant says the good times are over.
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.
The Pimco Total Return bond fund, abandoned by Bill Gross last year, shed another $19.4bn in December.
The big challenge will be not paying too much for yield.
Abenomics crashes on sending the Topix higher and higher to investors’ glee, but an implicit bet on the creditworthiness of Japan accompanies the trade.
The Liontrust GF Global Strategic Bond fund is buying up Russian debt as the currency tanks.
Aviva Investors has hired Mark Connolly, formerly of Swip, as its fixed income chief investment officer.
Royal London Corporate Bond manager Sajiv Vaid is looking for solid income with downside protection in the unrated bond market
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 has switched its sovereign bond ETFs to fully physical replication instead of sampling to improve their tracking error.
ING Investment Management has hired boutique convertibles team Tarek Saber and Jasper van Ingen along with their Avoca Convertible Select Global fund.
Royal London Asset Management unveils absolute return bond fund targeting G10 nations
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 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 has launched two actively managed short-dated investment grade corporate bond ETFs in partnership with Source.
The GLG Strategic Bond is building up more-liquid credit holdings – and cash – in advance of volatile markets as it surpasses £1bn in assets.
Total net inflows year-to-date are at £5.3bn, with some £1.5bn taken in during the third quarter.
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 Capital launches a Dublin-domiciled mirror of Bill Gross’ Janus Global Unconstrained Bond fund.
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 Investment Managers has hired BNP Paribas’ Gregory Venizelos as a senior credit analyst.