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

EM bond funds to watch based on their AuM

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

Newcomer EM bond funds to watch

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

EM bond funds to watch based on their three-year...

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

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

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