BlackRock launches short-duration EM bond fund

BlackRock launches short-duration EM bond fund

BlackRock has launched an emerging market (EM) short-duration bond fund in recognition of the growing need to mitigate interest rate risk. Sergio Trigo Paz is named lead portfolio manager of the BlackRock Emerging Markets Short Duration Bond fund, with Michal Katrencik...
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What can investors expect from convertibles after 'best year since 2013'?

What can investors expect from convertibles after 'best year since 2013'?

Convertible bonds are set to record their best year of absolute performance since 2013 this year, with the TR Global Focus Hedged Convertible Bonds Index (USD) up 7.25% as at the end of October. Source link
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How will central banks deal with 'violent market movements' if Goldilocks environment is disturbed?

How will central banks deal with 'violent market movements' if Goldilocks environment is disturbed?

Anthony McDonald of City Financial This year has been dominated by a “tug of war” between two different constituencies of investors: those with a positive view on the potential for a sustainable economic recovery, and those who see little fundament...
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Vontobel's van Overfelt on the fundamentals driving EMD markets

Vontobel's van Overfelt on the fundamentals driving EMD markets

Wouter van Overfelt of Vontobel As the end of the year approaches and on the back of strong returns, some emerging market (EM) bond investors are considering taking profit and reallocating capital from this asset class. But in the current...
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M&G's Stiasny to take over from Hughes on £650m UK Income Distribution fund

M&G's Stiasny to take over from Hughes on £650m UK Income Distribution fund

M&G’s Richard Hughes to retire in Q2 2018 M&G’s has named Michael Stiasny as co-deputy manager of its £656m M&G UK Income Distribution fund with immediate effect, as he prepares to take over the reins from Richard Hughes when he...
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Kames' Hull: It may not all be bad news for bond bears

Kames' Hull: It may not all be bad news for bond bears

Adrian Hull of Kames Capital This year has once again been one where bullish bond investors have been a little smug. The more bullish had started 2017 with worries that 10-year Treasuries might touch 3%, that failed to materialise but...
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BlackRock cuts fees on sterling version of $3.4bn high yield bond fund

BlackRock cuts fees on sterling version of $3.4bn high yield bond fund

Fee reduction at BlackRock BlackRock is set to cut the fees on sterling share classes of its $3.4bn Global Funds US Dollar High Yield Bond fund, following a review of the strategy. Effective 24 November, the sterling-hedged version of the...
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High yield and US large-cap ETFs suffer highest outflow levels

High yield and US large-cap ETFs suffer highest outflow levels

US large-cap ETFs suffer highest outflow levels Developed high yield bond ETFs suffered the highest outflows across all asset classes in the week ending 10 November, according to data from TrackInsight, marking a turning point from the strong inflows seen...
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Cazenove's Jeffrey: Central banks still spooked by the ghosts of the past

Cazenove's Jeffrey: Central banks still spooked by the ghosts of the past

Richard Jeffrey of Cazenove Capital The recent increase in interest rates announced by the Bank of England leaves us with no more clarity about the direction of monetary policy than we had before the micro-adjustment. Indeed, the increase raises rather...
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BlackRock's Edwards: The best place to be right now is here at home in the sterling market

BlackRock's Edwards: The best place to be right now is here at home in the sterling market

Ben Edwards of BlackRock BlackRock’s Ben Edwards, manager of the £564m Corporate Bond fund and co-manager of the £48m Sterling Strategic bond fund, tells Jayna Rana which ‘stars need to align’ before the Bank of England can embark on a...
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