Bonds

What you need to know about government and corporate bonds including investment guides to the retail bond market

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In a fix: how to get a better income from bond markets

In a fix: how to get a better income from bond markets

Magazine | 20 Nov 2013

With government bond investors contemplating a year of negative returns, we scour the fixed income universe for better prospects.

Investing in retail bonds

Investing in retail bonds

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.

How to invest in bonds

How to invest in bonds

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.

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Meet the manager: Nick Gartside, JP Morgan Strategic Bond

Meet the manager: Nick Gartside, JP Morgan Strategic Bond

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.

Bonds and bond funds: the lowdown

Bonds and bond funds: the lowdown

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.

Analyst view: The impact of a downgrade

Analyst view: The impact of a downgrade

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.

Impact of a US debt downgrade

Impact of a US debt downgrade

Opinion | 28 Jul 2011

Dan Morris, Global Strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, lends his thoughts on the impact of a potential US downgrade...

Fund Review: Allianz RCM Renminbi Fixed Income fund

Fund Review: Allianz RCM Renminbi Fixed Income fund

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.

Buying a retail corporate bond

Buying a retail corporate bond

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

Fund Review: Aberdeen Asian Local Currency Bond 

Fund Review: Aberdeen Asian Local Currency Bond 

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.

The best and worst corporate bond funds

The best and worst corporate bond funds

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

Strategic and high yield bond funds

Strategic and high yield bond funds

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...

Investor insight: Marlborough High Yield Fixed Interest Fund

Investor insight: Marlborough High Yield Fixed Interest Fund

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. 

Spotlight on corporate bond funds

Spotlight on corporate bond funds

Opinion | 17 Feb 2009

Andrew Merricks argues that corporate bond funds provide an attractive alternative to cash

Benefits of corporate bonds for income investors

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.

Bonds: time to go bargain hunting

Feature | 5 Aug 2008

The sudden halt in the downward trend in UK interest rates has had a dramatic effect on the domestic bond market.