What you need to know about government and corporate bonds including investment guides to the retail bond market
Magazine | 5 Jan 2015
The markets spent 2014 preoccupied by a number of worries, from geopolitical tensions to emerging market elections, but the biggest cloud on the investment horizon has undoubtedly been the unwinding of quantitative easing (QE) in the US, and the interest rate rises in the US and UK that investors assumed were just round the corner.
Magazine | 20 Nov 2013
With government bond investors contemplating a year of negative returns, we scour the fixed income universe for better prospects.
Guides | 27 Jul 2012
Since 2010, private investors have been able to access 'retail bonds' on the London Stock Exchange. What Investment explains how you can get a fixed return of 5 to 8 per cent per year.
Guides | 26 Jul 2012
Compared to the acres of coverage given to shares, bonds are neglected by the press and often seen as boring. But they are an essential building block of many investors’ portfolios.
Magazine | 1 Jun 2012
Nick Gartside, manager of the JP Morgan Strategic Bond fund, tells What Investment how he is searching far and wide for income.
Latest investment guides
Magazine | 1 May 2012
Over the past ten years, bonds have comfortably outrun equities. We ask whether their form is set to continue, and pick out the best bond funds for your portfolio.
Opinion | 8 Aug 2011
Alan Wilde head of fixed income and currency at Baring Asset Management, dissects the US downgrade by ratings agency S&P.
Opinion | 28 Jul 2011
Dan Morris, Global Strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, lends his thoughts on the impact of a potential US downgrade...
Magazine | 24 Jun 2011
Patrick Connolly of AWD Chase de Vere reviews Allianz's latest fund aiming for long-term capital growth in Renminbi terms through a mixed bag of fixed income assets.
Magazine | 27 May 2011
James Redgrave looks at the LSE’s retail corporate bond platform and whether it has managed to remove barriers to entry for investors
Feature | 25 Mar 2011
Aberdeen has added the Asian Local Currency Short-Duration Bond fund to its offshore range, to be managed by its Singapore-based Asian fixed income team.
Feature | 22 Dec 2010
As investors return to investment grade bond funds in their masses, Joe McGrath searches for the best and worst on the market
Feature | 28 Jul 2010
With investors looking to increase the risk in their portfolios but markets remaining unpredictable, Joe McGrath considers the role that higher yield bonds could play...
Feature | 3 Mar 2010
Paul Reed, head of European High Yield at Marlborough Fund Managers has been the best performer in the IMA Sterling High Yield sector over the past year. Here, he tells What Investment.co.uk about his strategy for the fund.
Opinion | 17 Feb 2009
Andrew Merricks argues that corporate bond funds provide an attractive alternative to cash
Opinion | 12 Nov 2008
As interest rates tumble to 50-year lows and UK banks suspend cash divided payments, corporate bonds provide an attractive alternative, argues Fidelity International.