27 June 2014
BlackRock is planning to hard-close the £1.2bn BSF European Credit Strategies fund, managed by Michael Phelps to new money.
25 June 2014
Kames Capital's bond manager Phil Milburn has been finding investment opportunities in the new issue market this month after increasing the cash weighting in his High Yield Bond fund.
24 June 2014
Ignis Asset Management chief executive Chris Samuel is to exit the business next week when the takeover by Standard Life Investments completes, Investment Week understands.
24 June 2014
If equity market exuberance was the story of last year, it is the bond markets which are roaring at the moment.
19 June 2014
European peripheral debt has rallied this month, after the European Central Bank (ECB) cut interest rates and loosened monetary policy, but should investors cash in or buy more?
09 June 2014
The dual equity/bond features of convertible bonds are increasing in popularity as developed markets recover from recessionary lows. But what is the best way to access them? John P Calamos, CEO of Calamos Advisors, tells Investment Week his strategy.
03 June 2014
Overseas investors may abandon gilts in the run-up to the vote on Scottish independence, with volatility likely to jump as uncertainty increases.
30 May 2014
Kames Capital CEO Martin Davis talks to Anna Fedorova about Scottish independence, rebranding, and the group’s plans to diversify away from the fixed income space.
30 May 2014
Bond investors have expressed concerns over “aggressive” terms and conditions that are increasingly being imposed by issuers of floating rate loans.
15 May 2014
Fixed income managers Paul Thursby and Peter Geikie-Cobb are to leave F&C later this year.
14 May 2014
Some of the UK’s biggest bond and absolute return funds are shorting short-dated government bonds and buying into long-dated debt in what is being dubbed the ‘curve flattener’ trade.
12 May 2014
William Eigen, chief investment officer and head of the absolute return and opportunistic fixed income group at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says investors must ensure they are getting paid for any risks they are taking.
02 May 2014
Standard Life Investments’ Daniel McKernan has been buying in to bank debt in his £585m Corporate Bond fund as moves by regulators to shore up balance sheets seem set to boost prices.
01 May 2014
The average strategic bond fund now holds less than half its assets in the UK, as managers “starved” of opportunities rotate into Europe, the US, and emerging market debt.
29 April 2014
Baring Asset Management is to shut its Corporate Bond fund on 2 May following several years of poor performance and a series of large redemptions, Investment Week can reveal.
Kames Capital’s Gregory Turnbull-Schwartz says with the banking sector’s improving fundamentals, credit spreads on bank bonds have topped pre-crisis levels. Are investors overpaying?
Investment grade corporate bonds have had a stellar year, with returns running close to 5% over the past five months alone. Andreas Michalitsianos, manager of the JPM Sterling Corporate Bond fund, asks whether something is going to give soon.
The ever-faster treadmill of new issues in high yield gives plenty of scope for letting standards slide. Perhaps it is better to focus on established borrowers, argues Donald Phillips, manager of the Baillie Gifford’s High Yield Bond fund.
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