In most sectors, indices beat active funds over a decade

In most sectors, indices beat active funds over...

Do active funds on average beat the performance of a relevant index over the very long term? Our sister publication Fund Selector Asia found that one sector stands alone.

Published : 21, Aug 2017
Why global bonds work as 'a hedge against equity market risk'

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Improving economic conditions are likely to create pockets of value in parts of the global bond market, according to Morningstar.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Inflation-linked bonds attractive despite uncertain outlook

Inflation-linked bonds attractive despite uncertain...

Despite a murkier outlook for global inflation, there could be “positive surprises” ahead which make inflation-linked bonds an attractive diversifier, Fidelity International says.

Published : 11, Aug 2017
Appetite for absolute return funds falls to new low

Appetite for absolute return funds falls to new...

Professional investors in Europe are losing their enthusiasm for absolute return funds.

Published : 10, Aug 2017
Bond investors sleepwalking into duration risk

Bond investors sleepwalking into duration risk...

Two asset managers have warned that bond investors, particularly those in passive vehicles, are too exposed to duration risk without realising it.

Published : 28, Jul 2017
Greece re-enters bond market after three years

Greece re-enters bond market after three years...

Greece has returned to the bond market for the first time in three years after issuing its first five-year euro-denominated bond at a yield of around 4.75%.

Published : 25, Jul 2017
Fund buyers to extend emerging market debt binge

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Emerging market bonds have been on a strong run this year, and Europe’s investors think the rally isn’t over yet.

Published : 24, Jul 2017
Fixed income: winners and losers in H1

Fixed income: winners and losers in H1

As we move through the halfway point of 2017, many investors have grown wary of the risk asset rally and are returning to the relative safety of fixed income funds. But which have performed the best year-to-date? And which have not fared so well?

Published : 14, Jul 2017
ANALYSIS: Is it the right time to be piling into bonds?

ANALYSIS: Is it the right time to be piling into...

Portfolio advisers have been looking at equity market valuations rather nervously for some time, tilting towards less risky assets, taking profits and holding more cash.

Published : 10, Jul 2017
China opens $9trn bond market to foreign investors

China opens $9trn bond market to foreign investors...

Foreign investors are now able to buy and sell Chinese bonds via Hong Kong after the country’s central bank approved its Bond Connect scheme, but no date has been set to allow investors in China to invest in foreign bonds.

Published : 3, Jul 2017
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

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