22. Going where other bond managers fear to tread

Jonathan Platt, manager of Elite Rated Royal London Corporate Bond fund, explains why government bond yields reflect a degree of pessimism he doesn’t share, why unrated bonds are not necessarily risky, why central bankers are worried about recession and what advice he’d give the new governor of the Bank of England.
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The manager’s ability to identify less well-known bonds in areas of the fixed income market where his peers fear to tread really sets this fund apart from its peers. Royal London Corporate Bond invests predominantly, but not exclusively, in investment grade corporate bonds and Jonathan’s process is risk aware – concentrating on avoiding losers as well as finding the winners.

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