04 November 2013
Nicolas Delrue, portfolio specialist and Jean-Edouard Reymond, head of convertible bonds at Union Bancaire Privée (UBP), explain why the case for convertible bonds has strengthened significantly in recent years as more companies turn to this under-used asset class for their financing needs.
07 October 2013
Fixed income boutique MacKay Shields has hired Matthew Nagele, previously at Janus Capital Group, as head of distribution for UK and EMEA.
03 October 2013
Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) has reshuffled its fixed income desk, promoting Christine Johnson and Stewart Cowley, and is launching a new Macro fund for the team.
19 September 2013
The US Federal Reserve surprised investors and sent shares soaring after it unexpectedly opted to hold back on any tapering of its stimulus last night.
17 September 2013
Fixed income managers have taken profits on their short positions in US treasuries in the expectation this week could mark the start of a short-term rally.
16 September 2013
Mark Holman, a former Lehman Brothers executive director, launched fixed income boutique TwentyFour AM the same week his former employer went bankrupt.
12 September 2013
Nomura's Brett Olson has joined iShares in the newly-created position of head of fixed income for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
12 September 2013
Bond fund managers who bought into the US dollar-denominated issuance from Verizon have seen an immediate boost to performance after the bargain-basement priced bonds saw values jump and yields come in.
06 September 2013
TwentyFour Asset Management is set to launch a Senior Secured Bond fund for Rob Ford later this month, investing in high quality floating rate securities.
05 September 2013
Kames Capital’s fixed income specialists David Roberts and Philip Milburn are seeing value return to long-dated bonds following the recent spike in bond yields.
28 August 2013
The rise in bond yields during May and June has left few parts of the bond market unscathed, and UK bonds were very much part of this move.
28 August 2013
Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM)’s fixed income team has been adding to emerging market debt following a sharp sell-off in the asset class, in the view valuations are at attractive levels.
23 August 2013
Fidelity Worldwide Investments has launched an income version of Ian Spreadbury's reduced duration bond fund.
22 August 2013
As gilt yields soar in-line with US treasury yields, Dan Jones analyses whether the Bank of England's new boss really has much influence over the price of the country's debt.
12 August 2013
Fixed income managers have cautioned the Bank of England (BoE) will be forced to backtrack on its forward guidance measures as it has been too pessimistic over the state of the UK economy.
Foreign exchange markets are at a significant juncture, with currency misalignment likely to increase in the second quarter, writes Neil Staines, head of FX trading at The ECU Group.
Alain Defise, investment manager at Pictet Asset Management, argues emerging market corporate bonds offer a way to tap into the ‘dynamism’ of the developing world, while shielding investors from the volatility associated with emerging currencies and stocks.
Returns from European high yield are low, leading many investors to look elsewhere. But technical support is still in place and the outlook is sanguine, says Alliance Trust investment's Kenny Watson.
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