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On 16th December 2015, the US raised its interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. In a widely anticipated move, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted unanimously to raise the cost of borrowing by 0.25%. A rising interest rate environment is not generally favourable for bonds. However, bond fund managers have a number of tools at their disposal to mitigate the impact on their funds.

Click here to read the outlook for bonds in 2016 from the manager of the Elite Rated Fidelity Strategic Bond fund, Ian Spreadbury.

Click here to read the the initial reaction from a selection of market commentators.

Click here to view our Elite Rated bond funds.

You can also view our Fund Management Index for Bonds or the FundCalibre Guide to bonds & fixed interest funds below.