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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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