Sturgeon Ventures launches service for charities
Short-termist investors who are negative on the bond market will miss great opportunities, according to Sturgeon Ventures, the regulatory incubator, which has launched a non-profit fixed income portfolio management service for charities that they believe are overlooked by large fund managers because they have less than £20m to invest.
It is Sturgeon’s view that policymakers will refrain from raising interest rates for some years to avoid killing off economic recovery while older investors and institutions seeking income will support the bond market in the long term.
Bob Devine, who is Portfolio Manager of the new service and who has more than 40 years’ investment experience, commented:
“Research indicates there is a lot of spare capacity in the economy and GDP growth could continue to rise significantly before capacity constraints appear and rates have to rise to cap inflationary pressures.
“One MPC member was recently quoted in the FT commenting that the Bank of England could do more bond purchases if they felt the economy was still too sluggish.
“In the longer term, there will always be investors providing support to the bond market.
“For example, Life companies need to offset liabilities with long duration gilts, corporate treasuries look to enhance income on reserves on a one-year view and there are charities that require cash management at the short end of the curve. The population is getting older too and senior citizens look to bonds to provide steady income in retirement.
“Sturgeon believes that some market players have acted irresponsibly by pushing yields and creating volatility. Mark Carney’s policy of forward guidance was a genuine attempt to give industry and long-term investors the confidence to invest for longer term economic growth and jobs. The actions of short-term speculators has been unhelpful and ultimately, self-defeating too.”
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Sturgeon Ventures has incubated people and firms since 1999 and has been a family office wealth advisor since 1998.
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