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.


Barings rolls out strategic bond fund

2 March 2015 | By Beth Brearley

Baring Asset Management has unveiled a strategic bond fund managed by head of global aggregate Guy Dunham and fixed income investment manager Richard Balfour.


Is the 'pensioner bribe' behind £1.3bn fall in fund flows?

26 February 2015 | By Michael Berry

Are pensioner bonds behind the £1.3bn fall in January retail fund flows?

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Asad Bhatti named deputy on Invesco Perpetual High Yield

25 February 2015 | By Philip Scott

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.

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Cherry picking and systemic weaknesses: Why Aviva Investors was fined £17.6m

24 February 2015 | By Tessa Norman

Aviva Investors’ systems were open to abuse by traders, regulator finds. 

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Tellsons Endeavour prepares for illiquity shock in bond markets

20 February 2015 | By Michael Berry

Global assets are due a “recalibration of value” when the US Federal Reserve starts to increase interest rates, the FP Tellsons Endeavour team says.

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European credit offering record spreads as US HY struggles

17 February 2015 | By Michael Berry

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.

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JPM's Bill Eigen buys up high yield like 'used cars'

11 February 2015 | By Michael Berry

JP Morgan Income Opportunity fund manager Bill Eigen has plunged into high yield and Venezuelan debt on overdone oil price fears.


Kames to launch new absolute return fund after first gets too large

9 February 2015 | By Michael Berry

Kames Capital plans to launch a second absolute return government bond fund after its first became too large to market.


Falling deflation and lower growth expectations drive 10-year gilt yields to all-time low

30 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

A 10-year loan to the UK government now just yielding 1.4 per cent, per annum.


Solar bond investors face £7.5m losses after firm enters administration

30 January 2015 | By Devraj Ray

Secured Energy Bonds, launched in 2013 with promises of 6.5 per cent interest payments, has fallen into administration.

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JP Morgan AM unveils unconventional bond strategy Oeic

30 January 2015 | By Michael Berry

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.


UK retail funds' AUM bust through £800bn

28 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

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 credit analyst to head up Eaton Vance's London push

28 January 2015 | By Michael Berry

Threadneedle high yield bond portfolio manager Jeffrey Mueller is moving to the London officer of US manager Eaton Vance.

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