Conventional bonds shunned in favour of specialist vehicles

Conventional bonds shunned in favour of specialist...

Premier Asset Management is shunning conventional bonds in favour of specialist lending vehicles in its multi-asset portfolios on the back of the former’s poor risk/return characteristics.

Published : 10, Oct 2017
Invesco launches first preferred shares ETF

Invesco launches first preferred shares ETF

Invesco PowerShares has launched its first preferred shares ETF in Europe.

Published : 3, Oct 2017
Wealth managers swap cash for bonds as caution persists

Wealth managers swap cash for bonds as caution...

Having hit a high of 9% in June, wealth managers cut their weighting in cash to 6.99% in the past three months in the Trustee MPI low-risk mandates.

Published : 25, Sep 2017
Man Utd the winning ticket: Train

Man Utd the winning ticket: Train

Manchester United has been added to Nick Train's Finsbury Growth & Income Trust, his first new holding in two years.

Published : 13, Sep 2017
Star of TV’s Grand Designs adds IFA bond to Platform One

Star of TV’s Grand Designs adds IFA bond to Platform...

High net worth individuals will be able to invest in a house building bond launched by Kevin McCloud, the creator and star of architecture programme Grand Designs, via Platform One but only through their financial advisers.

Published : 4, Sep 2017
Is now the time to be flocking into bonds?

Is now the time to be flocking into bonds?

Investors' love affair with bond funds shows no signs of abating, with recent statistics from FundsNetwork showing the Sterling Corporate Bond sector was the most purchased peer group in July.

Published : 1, Sep 2017
Kempen launches European high yield fund

Kempen launches European high yield fund

Dutch-based Kempen Capital Management has launched a European high yield fund targeting returns from BB-rated debt in the junk bond market.

Published : 30, Aug 2017
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'

Why global bonds work as 'a hedge against equity...Lock icon

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

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