Asset Classes - Bonds - July 2014RSS

Yield collapse forces closure of AXA gilt fund

by Robert St George on Jul 31, 2014 at 08:09

AXA Investment Managers has shut its Sterling Gilt fund, attributing the decision to the plummeting yields available from UK sovereign debt.

Skandia merges Artemis Strategic Bond mirror into Old Mutual fund

by Robert St George on Jul 30, 2014 at 14:12

A mirror version of the Artemis Strategic Bond fund run for Skandia is to be closed, with the assets transferred into an Old Mutual product.

Ex-Schroders exec Noach joins Santander

by Robert St George on Jul 30, 2014 at 08:16

Santander Asset Management has hired a former senior manager from Schroders.

Odey refuses to hand over Sky shares in takeover

by Robert St George on Jul 29, 2014 at 14:37

Crispin Odey is critical of BSkyB’s approach for Sky Deutschland, stating that he will not sell his shares in the deal.

Investec rebrands ‘Capital Accumulator’ and ‘Free Enterprise’ funds

by Robert St George on Jul 29, 2014 at 10:07

Two of Investec’s more esoteric fund names are to be dropped in a rebranding exercise.

BlackRock hard-closes another star European fund

by Robert St George on Jul 29, 2014 at 10:04

BlackRock has closed its European Opportunities Extension fund to new money, having taken similar action with several other European mandates over the past year.

Why ACPI is betting big on Russian bonds

by Chris Sloley on Jul 25, 2014 at 15:08

Despite international pressure on the country, ACPI’s Daniel Moreno is holding local and hard currency Russian debt as his largest positions.

The FCA issues fresh warning on corporate bond funds

by James Phillipps on Jul 25, 2014 at 14:49

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a further warning to consumers about the risks of investing in corporate bond funds.

Miton multi-asset funds see near £200m redemption in H1

by David Campbell on Jul 25, 2014 at 07:51

Almost £200 million has been withdrawn from Miton’s Multi-Asset funds during six months which included the departure of former manager Martin Gray and replacement by David Jane

Brown Shipley to overhaul fund range

by Robert St George on Jul 24, 2014 at 13:57

Brown Shipley is planning to revamp its suite of funds later this year in a process that will include the launch of two new products.

Polar’s Yakas: banks have little choice but to increase payouts

by Robert St George on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:31

John Yakas and Nick Brind, managers of the £184 million Polar Capital Global Financials trust, have argued that banks will soon have to begin returning capital to shareholders.

HSBC asset allocation head: fixed income rules!

by Robert St George on Jul 21, 2014 at 09:01

Fredrik Nerbrand, global head of asset allocation at HSBC, explains why he is backing safe-haven government bonds.

JP Morgan alters line-up on £1.2bn Systemic Alpha fund

by Chris Sloley on Jul 18, 2014 at 14:53

Asset manager announces new named portfolio manager on multi-strategy, alternative beta-focused fund.

S&W hires ex-JPM veteran for fixed income trust

by Eleanor Lawrie on Jul 16, 2014 at 14:48

John Anderson managed JPMorgan's Sterling Corporate Bond fund.

Jupiter Merlin team buys into Woodford fund

by Robert St George on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:25

Jupiter's Merlin multi-manager team has bought into Neil Woodford's new fund, Wealth Manager can reveal.

AA-rated ex-Rathbones manager added to Merlin Portfolios

by Robert St George on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:24

The Jupiter Merlin team has added the Evenlode Income fund, managed by Rathbones alumnus Hugh Yarrow, to two of its portfolios.

T Rowe HY veteran: Why I'm wary of first time issuers

by Luca Rossi on Jul 15, 2014 at 15:05

Bond specialist Michael Della Vedova is looking to the secondary market for 'tried and tested' bets as primary plays prove troublesome.

The funds smaller than £75m Suarez - but with more bite

by Robert St George on Jul 14, 2014 at 15:08

Citywire reveals the funds run by AAA-rated managers that contain less than what Barcelona paid for Luis Suarez.

Fed points to Q1 2015 rate rise with QE end date

by David Campbell on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:48

The Fed will shut down its five-year programme of asset purchases in October

Gars in their eyes: the challengers coming after the SLI giant

by Eleanor Lawrie on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:15

The launch of Aviva’s Gars-like rival has been eagerly awaited since Euan Munro, the architect of Gars, joined the firm back in January

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