Investors casting doubt on effectiveness of monetary policy
Kevin Corrigan, head of fundamental fixed income at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, explains how conventional market cap indices often leave bond investors exposed to the countries and companies that are borrowing the most.
Sterling-denominated bonds saw their worst quarter on record in Q2 of 2015, amid a fierce sell-off in German bunds and escalating worries over upcoming rate increases.
Kames Capital has launched two new absolute return bond funds to provide investors with more options as its flagship fund nears capacity.
Jeremy Wharton, manager of the £175m Church House Investment Grade Corporate Bond fund, has increased his allocation to floating rate notes (FRNs) from almost zero at the start of 2014 to 30%, as a means of protection against future interest rate rises....
What could wrong-foot investors?
The behaviours of the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank in recent months could not have been more different and are becoming harder and harder to anticipate, says Eric Vanraes, fixed income portfolio manager at EI Sturdza Investment Funds...
The Wealth Management Association (WMA) is calling for an overhaul of the retail bond market in order to make it more accessible to wealth managers and their clients.
Lawrence Gosling with head of fixed income Rod Davidson
Global fund managers have warned corporate bonds are the most overvalued they have ever been and are at risk of a sell-off, while liquidity conditions are getting worse.
Scott Service, global bond manager at Loomis, Sayles & Company, explains why reduced liquidity for corporate bonds and a 'plethora' of new regulations has forced the team to lower risk levels on portfolios.
German five-year government debt sold at a negative yield for the first time in history on Wednesday as borrowing costs and inflation in the eurozone continue to fall.
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.
The European Central Bank (ECB) has restricted Greece's access to cheap liquidity on concerns its new government is not committed to existing bailout pledges.
Gilts have continued to surprise the market with stellar returns, but should investors expect a sell-off this year?
Former Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) Mark Benbow has joined Kames Capital as an investment analyst in its high yield bond team.
After strong moves in high yield over the last six years, investors would be right to re-evaluate holdings. But are there any compelling alternatives? Russell Investments' James Mitchell explores.
A fresh flight to safety will ensure government bond yields break through "crazy" record lows again in 2015, Brandywine bond manager Regina Borromeo has said.
Veteran US bond manager Bill Eigen said he has never been so nervous about fixed income markets during his entire career, which spans more than three decades.
High yield: Time for a radical new approach?
Man's psychological bias against lower yielding companies is creating an anomaly which savvy investors can exploit, explains L&GI's Martin Reeves.
The high yield bond sector saw its worst third quarter for three years, but the sharp falls are a good entry point for investors, according to Legg Mason affiliate Western Asset.
Henderson Global Investors is launching two new corporate bonds funds - an emerging markets product for Steve Drew and and a global one for James Briggs.
Diverging fortunes for government bonds and credit in recent weeks have prompted some fund buyers to suggest strategic bond portfolios could flourish again in the coming months.