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

SLI dumps government bonds from MyFolio range

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
Schroders unveils first credit income fund

Schroders unveils first credit income fund

Schroders has launched the Schroder ISF1 Global Credit Income fund, its first credit income fund.

Published : 30, Nov 2016
UBS launches ETF suite as inflation threat looms

UBS launches ETF suite as inflation threat looms...

UBS Asset Management has listed five new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tracking two benchmark indexes for US Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (Tips).

Published : 29, Nov 2016
Not all inflation expectations are equal – Pioneer

Not all inflation expectations are equal – Pioneer...

The sharp jump in global inflation expectations since Donald Trump’s US election success papers over several significant differences in the inflation path for different countries, said Tanguy Le Saout.

Published : 21, Nov 2016
Ways to solve the current bond conundrum

Ways to solve the current bond conundrum

Short duration or long duration? That is the question. And the answer, for past few years, has been 'long'. It's worked a treat for some. Could things be about to change or is the raging 30-year plus bull market going to go on for longer?

Published : 18, Nov 2016
ANALYSIS: Should bears buy bond proxies on weakness?

ANALYSIS: Should bears buy bond proxies on weakness?...

If a week is a long time in politics, then in markets it can make or break a trader, while heightening the contrarian instincts of investors with a longer-term view.

Published : 17, Nov 2016
Absolute return disappointment stymies cautious investors

Absolute return disappointment stymies cautious...

Asset allocators moved materially back into fixed income in the third quarter, often at the expense of absolute return funds, Natixis said on Wednesday.

Published : 16, Nov 2016
Argonaut launches European income fund

Argonaut launches European income fund

Argonaut Capital is set to open a long-only, high-yield European income fund targeting companies yielding 30% above the index after its first year, subject to regulatory approval.

Published : 14, Nov 2016
ANALYSIS: High-yield bonds and emerging market debt – Divergent fates

ANALYSIS: High-yield bonds and emerging market...

While emerging market debt saw record quarterly inflows globally during the third quarter of 2016, the global hunt for yield does not benefit developed market junk bonds. But this could soon change.

Published : 1, Nov 2016
Eurozone inflation fears hit high grade credit and gov't bonds

Eurozone inflation fears hit high grade credit...

Eurozone investment grade and government bonds continued to see outflows as inflation expectations rose, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch research.

Published : 31, Oct 2016
Morgan Stanley launches 4-year fixed income Sicav

Morgan Stanley launches 4-year fixed income Sicav...

Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM)has launched a Luxembourg-based Sicav which will invest in a globally diversified range of fixed income securities in order to deliver a stable source of income with a low volatility risk over a short duration of four years.

Published : 26, Oct 2016
ANALYSIS: Fiscal fears stoke bond bull capitulation calls

ANALYSIS: Fiscal fears stoke bond bull capitulation...

The death of the 30-year bond bull market that has formed the backdrop for most City careers has been predicted many times. It has yet to come to pass. But, if one were looking for signs that it is reaching an inflection point, the last seven days has proved a fertile hunting ground.

Published : 24, Oct 2016
ANALYSIS: Is the ECB scared to turn off the QE tap?

ANALYSIS: Is the ECB scared to turn off the QE...

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi delivered a relatively short address after the October governing council meeting on Thursday which was light on substance, but there was something in his remarks that may worry investors.

Published : 20, Oct 2016
ANALYSIS: Why you should have stuck with gilts

ANALYSIS: Why you should have stuck with gilts...

While the popularity of different asset classes will ebb and flow, the one thing I have learned in my 11 years in financial journalism is that gilts are never a fashionable choice.

Published : 28, Sep 2016
Allianz GI’s Dwane issues warning on danger of ‘unchartered territory’

Allianz GI’s Dwane issues warning on danger of...

Growth and inflation are going to remain subdued, so central banks will keep rates very low, which has serious implications, according to Neil Dwane, global strategist at Allianz Global Investors.

Published : 9, Sep 2016
Will negative yielding bonds cause next financial crisis?

Will negative yielding bonds cause next financial...

Sanofi and Henkel have faced a fair amount of derision from commentators this week having both issued negative yielding corporate bonds, but could this be a sign or major troubles to come in fixed income markets?

Published : 8, Sep 2016
Invesco PowerShares lists US fallen angels Ucits ETF

Invesco PowerShares lists US fallen angels Ucits...

Global ETF provider Invesco PowerShares has listed its US high yield fallen angels Ucits ETF on the London Stock Exchange, which tracks bonds that have been downgraded from investment to high yield.

Published : 5, Sep 2016
Esma sees risks building up for EU securities markets

Esma sees risks building up for EU securities...

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) considers market and credit risk in Europe’s equity and bond markets to be ‘very high’, it said in its latest risk outlook. It noted Brexit may increase risks further along the line.

Published : 30, Aug 2016

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