Bloomberg Businessweek

Bond Funds Are Getting Edgier

They’re aiming for better returns by buying lower-grade and less liquid debt

What’s really inside bond funds these days? The answer, for many of them, is more risk. Funds have been quietly edging into more complex corners of fixed income. The goal: to eke out better returns in a low-yield world.

Of particular concern is whether managers are moving into bonds that could prove difficult

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek1 min read
Case Closed
Since it was first introduced in 1992, the Kelly Dépêches briefcase from Hermès ($10,200) has been almost as sought-after as its celebrated namesake handbag. This iteration, new for fall, has a slimmer profile, a shorter flap for easier opening and c
Bloomberg Businessweek8 min read
Now, About That Yield Curve
The chance of a recession in 2020 has Democratic campaign strategists feverish with anticipation—while trying not to show it—and President Trump even more amped up than usual. While Trump says he’s confident of the strength of the U.S. economy, his a
Bloomberg Businessweek10 min readFood & Wine
Impossible Foods And Beyond Meat Can’t Make Fake Burgers Fast Enough
Ethan Brown, chief executive officer of Beyond Meat Inc., doesn’t want to talk about his company’s stock price. He’s more than happy to talk about Beyond’s plant-derived meat matrix or its athlete spokespeople, or even how his products aren’t quite a