Bonds

Genesis of a European Revolution

FT Mandate, January 2005, Gerry O’Kane Lyxor AM’s launch of the first ever ETFs based on eurozone government bond indices has gone down particularly well in France and Italy. It is a staggering fact that the European-listed ETF market in 2000, consisted of only six funds, while there are currently 111 listed funds valued...

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Linkers return with a vengeance

FT Mandate, September 2004 New products from national treasuries are spurring growth in the inflation-linked bonds market. Gerry O’Kane reports. The past year could bring tears to the eyes of the most hardened bond dealer. On the one hand, bonds have taken something of a buffeting: they have suffered price losses this year and...

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Morley boosts bond team for Euro push

Citywire, January 2004, Gerry O’Kane Morley Fund Management has strengthened Paul Mingay’s bond team with the recruitment of a head of credit research from Goldman Sachs. Morley, the fund management arm of insurance giant Aviva, has hired Caroline Brown to lead the analytical effort within Mingay’s credit team. Two further appointments are expected shortly....

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Ugly sisters lay claim to beauty

Upsetting as it might be to some specialist fixed income managers, corporate bonds and emerging market debt have long been regarded as the ugly sisters of the fixed income family, says Gerry O’Kane. To mix a fairy-tale metaphor, the frogs of corporate bonds and emerging market debt have been kissed with healthy performance when...

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Potential to perform well in all weathers

FT Mandate 21 May 2001 Could convertibles push equities into the shade if understanding of them was more widespread? Examples of convertibles currently on the market show they can provide more security than equities, says Gerry O’Kane “They simply will not see the opportunities available to them in the convertible market,” says Jeremy Howard,...

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Bonds survive the toughest of times

FT Mandate 28 Feb 2001 Last year saw the Euro make a big impact on the bond markets, while emerging market debt grew in appeal, writes Gerry O’Kane It has been a mixed twelve months for fixed income investment. Traditionally safe US Treasury bills (T-bills) and UK gilts have been through tough times, while...

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High-yield bonds: euro-denominated issues dominate market

FT Mandate 28 February 2000 According to virtually all the fixed-income mangers, the highlight of 1999 was European high-yield corporate debt. Figures show that yields between high grade AAA-rated corporate bonds and gilts had widened to almost 1%. “The big story is European high-yield bonds,” says Paul Read, head of fixed-income at Perpetual. Mr...

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