Indonesia's tax amnesty boosts bond appeal

Indonesia's tax amnesty boosts bond appeal

Indonesia's tax amnesty brought in revenue, which lowered the fiscal deficit and enhanced the appeal of government bonds, says Allianz Global Investor's David Tan.

Published : 20, Jun 2017
Mirae Asset launches Asia bond fund

Mirae Asset launches Asia bond fund

Mirae Asset Global Investments in Hong Kong has launched an Asia bond fund, which aims to capture the most attractive opportunities within the Asian corporate bond space.

Published : 3, May 2017
Malaysia's Islamic mutual funds see assets decline

Malaysia's Islamic mutual funds see assets decline...

Malaysia's sharia-compliant mutual funds have seen assets under management decline from the peak of 40.7% in March 2016 to 39.4% in March 2017, according to data from Morningstar.

Published : 2, May 2017
Strong demand sees UBS cut fees on inflation-protected ETF range

Strong demand sees UBS cut fees on inflation-protected...

UBS Asset Management has cut the fees on its new exchange traded funds (ETFs) which track a benchmark index for US Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (Tips) after recording $470m (£366.4m) of inflows in less than seven months.

Published : 20, Apr 2017
Quality bond ETF providers 'remain few and far between'

Quality bond ETF providers 'remain few and far...

There are very few ETF providers capable of tracking bond markets in a quality way, according to State Street Global Advisors.

Published : 12, Apr 2017
JP Morgan: There is still opportunity in credit

JP Morgan: There is still opportunity in credit...

After a recent survey found more than 80% of investors believed corporate bonds were overvalued, a JP Morgan portfolio manager has argued the case for keeping money in the asset class.

Published : 29, Mar 2017
How to profit from negative yielding markets

How to profit from negative yielding markets

Bondholders have been penalised by traditional benchmarks that have failed to grasp the current reality of low and negative yields, First State Investment’s Jamie Grant has said.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Kames launches high yield global bond fund

Kames launches high yield global bond fund

Kames Capital is set to launch a short-dated high yield bond fund aimed at providing attractive risk adjusted returns, while maintaining low interest rate and credit sensitivity.

Published : 22, Mar 2017
ANALYSIS: Fixed maturity funds – Has the opportunity passed?

ANALYSIS: Fixed maturity funds – Has the opportunity...

2016 saw some highly successful launches of fixed maturity bond funds as investors took the opportunity to lock in attractive yields combined with reduced duration risk. But are such products still worth buying now, with credit spreads having sunk below their long-time average?

Published : 22, Mar 2017
Record inflows for US inflation-linked bond ETFs

Record inflows for US inflation-linked bond ETFs...

US inflation-linked bond ETFs saw record inflows in February, according to Lipper data. European investors are taking advantage of break-even inflation rates that are lower than they probably should be.

Published : 20, Mar 2017
Capital Group to launch US bond fund in Asia

Capital Group to launch US bond fund in Asia

Despite expectations of rising US interest rates, Capital Group intends to launch a bond strategy in Asia that targets investment grade US corporates.

Published : 14, Mar 2017
Axa IM launches fixed term European high yield bond fund

Axa IM launches fixed term European high yield...

Axa Investment Managers has launched a fixed term bond fund that invests primarily in European corporate high yield debt securities.

Published : 8, Mar 2017
Jupiter unveils global emerging markets corporate bond fund

Jupiter unveils global emerging markets corporate...

Jupiter has launched a global emerging market corporate bond fund for its new hire Alejandro Arevalo, who joined the asset manager in December from Pioneer Investments.

Published : 7, Mar 2017
Commodities beat bonds for portfolio diversification

Commodities beat bonds for portfolio diversification...

With bonds no longer the diversifier they used to be, investors have to increase the number of building blocks in their portfolios.

Published : 2, Mar 2017
Deutsche AM cuts fees on new range of fixed income ETFs

Deutsche AM cuts fees on new range of fixed income...

Deutsche Asset Management has launched a range of low cost fixed income exchange traded funds (ETFs) which all use direct physical replication.

Published : 1, Mar 2017
Investors flocking to high-risk bonds

Investors flocking to high-risk bonds

Investors are stepping up their allocation to high-yield bonds and emerging market debt. The pair were the two best-selling asset classes in January, according to Morningstar fund flows data.

Published : 27, Feb 2017
Wells Fargo AM launches US high quality credit fund

Wells Fargo AM launches US high quality credit...

Wells Fargo Asset Management has launched a US dollar investment grade credit fund, which is part of its Worldwide Luxembourg Ucits fund.

Published : 27, Feb 2017
Investment trusts switching to quarterly dividends in droves

Investment trusts switching to quarterly dividends...

Yield-hungry investors have had their demands met by an increasing number of investment companies paying out quarterly dividends, new research from the Association of Investment Companies has shown.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
Volatility to rock corporate credit, says Goldman Sachs AM

Volatility to rock corporate credit, says Goldman...

Stronger volatility is coming and credit risks are not properly priced to reflect the change due to investors chasing yield, said Jonathan Xiong, head of the fixed income alternatives group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Published : 13, Feb 2017
BlueBay expands ESG fixed income investment offering

BlueBay expands ESG fixed income investment offering...

Fixed income manager BlueBay Asset Management is expanding its environmental, social and governance (ESG) fixed income offering in response to client demand for greater incorporation of the ethical investment strategy.

Published : 10, Feb 2017

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