Investors urged not to panic ahead of rate hikes
Fixed income managers have expressed concerns over a new initiative to boost shrinking liquidity in bond markets, fearing the inclusion of 15 banks will cause price swings in the market.
Kames Capital has strengthened its property team with the appointment of Jim Hartley as senior asset manager.
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Fixed income managers have been forced to adopt protective measures in response to the huge spike in volatility seen in bond markets in recent weeks.
Kames Capital's Phil Milburn has put over 10% of his Strategic Bond fund in high yield index protection, in the belief investors are too complacent about the risk of Greece leaving the eurozone.
Waverton Investment Management has appointed former Kames Capital head Andrew Fleming as its new chief executive, following the departure of Hugh Grootenhuis.
Kames Capital has launched two new absolute return bond funds to provide investors with more options as its flagship fund nears capacity.
Hargreaves Lansdown entered the top five groups by net retail sales in the first quarter following a spate of multi-manager launches, according to the latest Pridham report.
A sharp rise in the value of subordinated bank debt means the likes of contingent convertible securities (CoCos) face a sharp mean reversion in future, according to Kames Capital’s Iain Buckle.
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Kames Capital has cut the annual management charge on Stephen Snowden's (pictured) Investment Grade Global Bond Fund in an effort to align its with European peers.
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Kames Capital is to launch a Global Absolute Return Bond fund for John McNeill, Sandra Holdsworth and Nick Chatters as its original offering faces capacity constraints.
Investment Quorum has unveiled a series of funds it is backing to navigate currency wars and unpredictable central bank action in 2015, said the group's CIO Peter Lowman.
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Former Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) Mark Benbow has joined Kames Capital as an investment analyst in its high yield bond team.
Stephen Adams, head of UK equities at Kames Capital, has been promoted to head of the group's wider equities business.
Jupiter head of institutional business Martin Harris has left the business after just eight months for personal reasons.
A volatile year ahead for investors
Kames Capital's CIO Stephen Jones expects the Bank of England to hold interest rates throughout next year, despite expectations of an upcoming hike.