In the latest Interactive Financial Adviser debate, our panelists from Aviva Investors, Legg Mason, Rathbone Unit Trust Management and S&P Capital IQ discussed Strategic Bonds.
Strategic Bonds - is the sector running out of steam?
The three year performance of the Strategic Bond sector has been very strong with the average fund returning 51%, according to Morningstar, but over 12 months the return is only 4.9%. Is the sector running out of steam, or should advisers be allocating to the sector for different reasons - such as risk - at this point in the market cycle?
On the panel:
Chris Higham - Fund Manager, Aviva Investors Strategic Bond and Corporate Bond Fund, Aviva Investors
Ian Edmonds - Portfolio Manager at Legg Mason subsidiary, Western Asset and Manager of the Legg Mason Global Multi Strategy Bond Fund
Bryn Jones - Fixed Income Investment Director & Manager of the Rathbone Strategic Bond Fund and Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund, Rathbone Unit Trust Management
Kate Hollis - Head of Fixed Income and Alternatives, Fund Research, S&P Capital IQ
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