fixed income

May 20, 2019

Trading data Asset manager Amundi has launched a bond fund as part of its “buy and watch” product range of income products.

May 15, 2019

green target income fundFranklin Templeton has launched a fixed maturity green income fund aimed at addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues such as CO2 emissions and water scarcity.

May 14, 2019

Challenges_aheadMany global investors have taken out protection against a fall in equity markets over the next three months.

May 14, 2019

Corn_fieldKames Capital has appointed former Janus Henderson Investors portfolio manager Thomas Hanson as its head of high yield fixed income. Hanson is one of two hires Kames has made for its high yield business.

May 13, 2019

Equity funds outperformMany equity funds saw an “excellent” start to the year, with 38 out of the 39 peer groups studied outperforming – 30 of them in double-digits.

May 10, 2019

BullFund managers sound optimistic about a continuation of the market rally, given improving economic prospects in the US and China. And there’s plenty of cash on the sidelines that missed the rally, says one.

May 08, 2019

Bond_marketA bond portfolio’s exposure to investment factors is what “really counts” in its returns, even if the portfolio is not explicitly labelled a factor strategy, researchers say.

May 07, 2019

Emerging markets less favourableMore investment professionals see emerging market equities as fairly valued, research has found.

May 03, 2019

SavingsUK savers looked to diversify risk throughout March, with global equity and mixed asset funds benefitting in the first quarter of the year.

May 01, 2019

Bonds_newspaperBond funds were the overall best-performing asset type in terms of flows during the first quarter of 2019 as European investors returned to the market.


Top features in May

Irish ETFs: Covid’s challenge to ETF project deadline

Ireland seeks greater efficiencies for its ETF industry, but lockdown threatens to delay a key plan to upgrade operations before the end of the year. Nicholas Pratt reports.

Association column: Where do we go from here?

The gravity of what is happening as a result of Covid-19 casts a long shadow over other thoughts. Accompanying the shock, distress and grief, the demonstrations of selflessness, compassion and resilience have lifted our collective spirit. We are indebted to all those who do the extraordinary for others.

Exchange-traded funds: With flying colours?

ETFs recently marked their 20th birthday in Europe amid uncertainty and volatility. The Covid-19 crisis has hit indices hard but opportunities in these index-based investments still exist, say experts.

Technology: Tech will ‘democratise’ wealth management

With the help of technology, retail investors will be able to access assets previously available only to institutional clients. Bob Currie reports on new research by Funds Europe and Calastone.

Post-Covid-19: There’s no going back

Covid-19 has prompted fund managers to consider how the world will change – perhaps forever – in terms of globalisation and, notably, the response to climate change. By Alex Rolandi.