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
Hansard International launches flexible commission bond

Hansard International launches flexible commission...

Hansard International has launched a bond offering a zero commission option for financial advisers recommending single premium products to clients.

Published : 26, Aug 2016
Asset managers prepare for government bond bloodbath

Asset managers prepare for government bond bloodbath...

With government bond yields in developed markets at record lows, asset managers are more pessimistic than ever about return prospects for the asset class.

Published : 25, Aug 2016
Emerging market debt: from devil to darling

Emerging market debt: from devil to darling

Emerging market bonds have undergone a remarkably quick transformation from one of the least loved asset classes to perhaps the most popular. This has been driven by the relative attractiveness of emerging market debt compared to developed market fixed income, but to what extent have the fundamentals of the asset class actually improved?

Published : 24, Aug 2016
Gilt yield fall has pushed up duration risk sharply – Kames

Gilt yield fall has pushed up duration risk sharply...

With the risk vs reward profile of UK gilts already skewed to the downside further yield falls would be undesirable, according to Kames Capital.

Published : 22, Aug 2016
ANALYSIS: Muddled inflation outlook fuels monster worries

ANALYSIS: Muddled inflation outlook fuels monster...

Despite a mixed picture for inflation globally, investors remain content to err on the side of the central banks, but something has to give soon.

Published : 16, Aug 2016
Global equities, bonds seen as overvalued, CFA survey shows

Global equities, bonds seen as overvalued, CFA...

Growing uncertainty in developed markets and a flight to safe haven assets post-Brexit have skewed valuations, according to an increasing number of industry professionals polled by the CFA Society of the UK.

Published : 15, Aug 2016
Is the BoE corporate bond buying programme a post-Brexit saviour?

Is the BoE corporate bond buying programme a post-Brexit...

The unveiling of the Bank of England’s latest stimulus measures has already prompted a burst of activity on the sterling bond front, but is it enough to drive the United Kingdom economy forward and does it present investment opportunities?

Published : 15, Aug 2016
Bonds are the new commodities in a ‘dangerous neighbourhood’– JP Morgan

Bonds are the new commodities in a ‘dangerous...

A negative yielding bond is trading like a commodity, according to Oksana Aronov, managing director of JP Morgan’s Income Opportunity Fund.

Published : 10, Aug 2016
Neuberger Berman launches global high-yield fund

Neuberger Berman launches global high-yield fund...

Neuberger Berman is to access the US, Europe and emerging markets with a Dublin-domiciled Global High Yield Bond Fund, headed by Patrick Flynn.

Published : 8, Aug 2016
Record low gov't bonds see rising interest in spread trading

Record low gov't bonds see rising interest in...

With global growth slowing and developed-market government bonds at a record low, fixed income managers are focusing on opportunities in spread sectors.

Published : 29, Jul 2016
BlackRock bond fund seeks diversified fixed income exposure

BlackRock bond fund seeks diversified fixed income...

BlackRock has launched a fixed income fund that invests in global macroeconomic strategies with exposure to regions where interest rates are attractive and also where markets are effected by supportive monetary policy.

Published : 25, Jul 2016
Higher sector risk after Singapore bond defaults

Higher sector risk after Singapore bond defaults...

Asset managers believe that the country’s bond defaults are a concern, but stopped short of saying they would spread outside the energy-related sectors.

Published : 25, Jul 2016
EI Sturdza launches new emerging market fixed income fund

EI Sturdza launches new emerging market fixed...

EI Sturdza has launched a new emerging bond fund investing in what it calls “high quality” EM fixed income bonds.

Published : 15, Jul 2016
Axa launches short duration bond fund

Axa launches short duration bond fund

Axa Investment Managers has launched an inflation-focused, short duration bond fund

Published : 4, Jul 2016
Bearish investors resort to indiscriminate selling

Bearish investors resort to indiscriminate selling...

If fund flows are a reliable sentiment gauge, investors were at their most bearish since the autumn of 2011 on the eve of the Brexit vote. And the referendum outcome may have only exacerbated this trend.

Published : 4, Jul 2016
Dubai regulator fines insurer for sales outside permitted zone
Dubai regulator fines...

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has cracked...

Australian stockbroker took financial ‘advice’ from psychic
Australian stockbroker...

The head of a failed Australian stockbroking firm,...

Australian regulator ends legal case against two LM directors
Australian regulator...

The Australian corporate regulator has abandoned a...

Novia Global expands into Middle East, teams up with PWS
Novia Global expands...

Novia Global, the international platform arm of UK-based...

Why wealth managers need to change their business models
Why wealth managers need...

Faced with an increasing pressure on margins and the...

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