Back to the drawing board for diversification

AustralianSuper chief investment officer and deputy chief executive, Mark Delaney, says bonds provide a diversification benefit but not as much as in the past because now yields are so low. Speaking at a Bloomberg investment webinar last week, Delaney said:…

Bonds fulfil their portfolio insurance role

Fixed interest played its role in providing portfolio diversification last year, as bonds fulfilled their portfolio insurance role, surpassing equity indexes, cash and term deposits In Australia, unlike other fixed income markets, domestic bond yields fell in 2018, with a…

Top fixed income managers named

Managed fund researcher Zenith Investment Partners has given its highest rating to four funds in its latest review of the Australian fixed income sector. It also found that the “critical success factors for outperformance” in the sector are changing. The…

Pimco Australian Bond Fund rated ‘gold’

Morningstar has reaffirmed its ‘gold’ rating of Pimco’s Australian Bond Fund, citing “the rigour behind each investment decision” that its “impressive team” makes. The fund has more flexibility than most index-aware strategies. It can invest up to 30 per cent…


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