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
EM bond funds to watch based on their AuM

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There has been little movement in the top ranking global emerging markets bonds funds in terms of their assets under management in the past 12 months.

Published : 27, Jan 2017
Newcomer EM bond funds to watch

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The evolution of the EM bond fund asset class has seen recent launches emphasise either flexibility, blended strategies for instance, or specific areas of the market, such as short duration funds.

Published : 27, Jan 2017
EM bond funds to watch based on their three-year performance

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The November sell-off in emerging markets debt was more severe for the local currency part of the market, so it is no surprise that hard currency debt funds were among the top performers through November 2016. 

Published : 26, Jan 2017
JP Morgan AM adds Europe high yield short duration bond fund

JP Morgan AM adds Europe high yield short duration...

JP Morgan Asset Management has launched a Ucits fund for investors looking to maintain their holdings in fixed income and limit their exposure to rising rates, while still achieving a reasonable level of income in the current low interest rate environment.

Published : 18, Jan 2017
Allianz favours short duration bonds as market volatility grows

Allianz favours short duration bonds as market...

Interest rate volatility has spiked and investors are urged to stay away from bonds with long maturities, especially in developed markets, according to Allianz Global Investors' chief investment officer, Malie Conway.

Published : 16, Jan 2017
Investors dump bonds as reflation trade takes hold

Investors dump bonds as reflation trade takes...

European investors sold off all types of bonds and bought US equities in November as bond yields and inflation expectations surged. Has the great rotation now finally started?

Published : 9, Jan 2017
SLI dumps government bonds from MyFolio range

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Standard Life Investments’ suite of multi-asset funds, known as MyFolio, has sold all its government bonds, both tactically and strategically, amid diminishing yields.

Published : 6, Dec 2016

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