Fixed income

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Liontrust builds out bonds team as assets pass £10bn

Liontrust Asset Management has announced it has poached Baillie Gifford fixed income manager Donald Phillips as assets under management climb past £10bn. The boutique asset manager saw assets increase 9.5 per cent from the start of the quarter to £10.6bn at 31 December. Net inflows for the period were £571m, while total assets increased £916m […]

What’s the fundamental outlook for emerging market debt?

In the past, a hiking cycle, and especially a strengthening US dollar, has proven difficult for the emerging world: during the 2013 Taper Tantrum, the mere hint of a wind-down of QE was enough to trigger a big sell-off and lay the foundations for a bear market. However, our base scenario is one of continuing […]

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Stewart Cowley to join Neptune as fixed income consultant

Neptune Investment Management has appointed Stewart Cowley to work both as a fixed income consultant and to help develop the firm’s planned private wealth business. Cowley will advise chief executive Robin Geffen and chief economist and CIO James Dowey on the fixed income portion of the Neptune Balanced fund. Cowley most recently worked at Old […]

RWC on the hunt for fund managers

RWC Partners is on the hunt for prominent fund managers to join the business, as it builds out its fund offerings. Dan Mannix, chief executive of RWC Partners, says the group is looking at managers in areas the business currently has gaps, such as small cap and fixed income. “The thing that matters is finding really […]

Which funds have lost their FE 5-crown ratings?

Six funds have lost their five-crown rating from FE and been bumped to a one-crown rating, in FE’s rebalance of its ratings. The bi-annual rebalance sees a number of funds rise and fall through the rankings. Standard Life Investments UK Equity Recovery was one fund to drop from a five-crown rating to a one-crown rating. Also among the […]