How bond fund managers are protecting their portfolios against inflation

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Lauren Mason
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Artemis's Alex Ralph

Fixed-income investors are wrongly focusing on rising interest rates as the biggest potential headwind to their portfolios, according to several bond fund managers, who warn that ‘stickier-than-expected’ inflation will likely prove a far greater challenge to contend with.

Speaking at RSMR's latest Candid Conversations event, Simon Bond, who runs Columbia Threadneedle's £337m Social Bond fund, said widely held fears from clients that rates will rise is "the wrong way to...

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