Frustrated investors look to absolute return funds

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A growing number of asset managers, especially in the UK, are setting up bond funds tasked with producing absolute returns rather than outperforming an index. The move is an attempt to produce positive returns despite a sluggish bond market and rising interest rates.

In the past 18 months, Aegon Asset Management, Baring Asset Management, Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM), Julius Baer, Mellon Global Investments and Thames River Capital have all set up fixed-income funds with absolute return

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