In the latest Interactive Financial Adviser debate, our panelists from Legg Mason, Standard & Poor's and Rathbones Unit Trust Management discussed Corporate Bonds.
The UK Corporate Bond market has performed well in the last 12 months with total returns of over 11% at the end of September. Recent IMA sales figures back this up with Corporate Bonds taking inflows of £287m and 2nd place in the investment rankings. With the Bank of England's ability to control the economy with tight interest rates and QE, UK Corporate bonds have a clear advantage over their European cousins. But for investors seeking income, are UK Corporate Bonds still good value or are there better returns to be found elsewhere?
The Corporate Bonds panel includes:
Mike Zelouf - Head of International Business, Legg Mason Affiliate Western Asset
James Mashiter - Associate, Fund Research, Standard & Poor's
Bryn Jones - Investment Manager, Manager of the Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund, Rathbones Unit Trust Management
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