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.
Constructive on credit – for now
The credit cycle is in the expansionary phase - typically when companies dabble in a little more financial engineering. Credit risk must return to top priority, argues Matt Eagan from Loomis Sayles.
The future direction of bond yields is less important to the fixed income story than many suspect, PIMCO's Mike Amey has suggested.
Nick Gartside, co-manager of the JPM Strategic Bond Fund, has said that a divergence in central bank policies could lead to more diverse returns for fixed income investors in future.
Last week Bill Gross quit PIMCO - the firm he founded - to join Janus Capital in a move which had ramifications for many investors. Now as outflows on his PIMCO Total Return fund mount, where should investors turn?
The Big Question: Where are the opportunities in government bond markets now?
Howard Cunningham, portfolio manager within the fixed income team at Newton Investment Management, says although credit spreads are now lower, investors should not dismiss corporate bonds.
High yield investors are not being adequately compensated for liquidity risk, argues David Vickers from Russell Investments.
M&G is to launch a global floating rate fund for James Tomlins next month, investing in high yield securities with low duration, in an effort to provide a fixed income solution to a rising interest rate environment.
Inflows to European loans have never been stronger, but some investors have been deterred by loose credit standards and terms skewed in the issuer's favour. Lyxor Asset Management UK's Thierry de Vergnes investigates the pros and cons.