View more on these topics

SLI adds emerging bond team

Standard Life Investments is creating an emerging market bond team led by former Threadneedle head of emerging market debt Richard House.
House will be head of emerging market debt when he joins SLI in July.

Threadneedle investment specialist in emerging market fixed income Mark Baker and emerging market quant analyst Nicolas Jaquier are also joining SLI as investment directors for global emerging market bonds. Their joining date has not yet been decided.

SLI head of investments Rod Paris says: “I believe the strategic decision to increase our capability in emerging market bonds will enhance the suite of solutions we have designed to help clients achieve their investment targets. As well as bringing the ability to run emerging market bond mandates, the new team will also enrich the many global fixed income and multi-asset strategies that are run by Standard Life Investments.”

Hargreaves Lansdown senior analyst Meera Patel says: “There is a space in the market for emerging market debt products, which are usually sovereign debt vehicles. Developed market sovereign debt is too expensive at the moment, so emerging market debt can be a great tool for investors to diversify bond exposure.”


David Coombs MM blog

Multi-manager view

Is 2012 turning out to be a repeat of 2011? On the surface, yes it is. We have had a rally in risk assets followed by a sell-off, precipitated by the potential for yet another European crisis. At this juncture, Spanish government bond yields have risen and there is discord on the streets of Southern […]

Funds face 5% test on stocks and shares Isa

HM Revenue & Customs has warned some funds may become ineligible for inclusion in stocks and shares Isas following the implementation of the RDR. HMRC’s latest Isa guidance says each fund that meets the Isa requirements must pass a “5 per cent test” in order to qualify for the stocks and shares component. To pass […]

MPC member Martin Weale says case for more QE “stronger”

Bank of England monetary policy committee member Martin Weale says the argument for extending the Bank’s quantitative easing programme has strengthened after the economy slipped back into recession. Figures from the Office for National Statistics, published earlier this week, shows the UK economy shrank by 0.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2012 following […]

MPs launch independent social care inquiry

The All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group has launched an inquiry into future care provision. The inquiry will review how local authorities enable individuals to be financially independent. The parliamentary group will then produce a response to the Government’s social care white paper, expected in May. All Party Local Government Group chair Heather Wheeler MP […]

Finding security in bond markets

Martin Foden, head of credit research at Royal London Asset Management, explores the role of secured bonds, considering the impact of default and the characteristics of secured bonds versus supranationals and highlighting some examples. He also examines the evolution of the credit market and rating agency inefficiencies. Read the article in full: The value of […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm