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FTIF-Templeton Global Bond Scooping Irish bonds

Templeton Global Bond Fund, $57 billion fund, run by Michael (38) Hasenstab and Sonal Desai, has gained 7.3% this year as of 2012-02-09, beating 98% of its competitor.  It rejoined the top-performing fixed-income funds following last year’s underperformance by scooping up distressed Irish bonds and keeping bets that the Asian currencies will rise.

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United SGD Fund

The fund's investment objective is to invest substantially all its assets in money market and short term interest bearing debt instruments and bank deposits with the objective of achieving a yield enhancement over Singapore dollar deposits.

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Aberdeen Asian Local Currency Short Duration Bond Fund

On 2011-06-11, Aberdeen Asset Management launched a new fund targeting Asian governments' short duration bonds (less than 3 year) denoting in Asian's local currencies.

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Schroders Singapore Fixed Income

Schroders Singaproe Fixed Income invest in diversified Singapore dollar denominated bonds.  The fund strategy is to invest in a diversified portfolio of Singapore dollar denominated fixed income securities, including debt securities issued by the Singapore Government, Singapore statutory boards and corporates with issuer credit ratings of at least Baa by Moody's, BBB by Standard & Poort's or BBB by Fitch Inc.

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PIMCO Total Return Fund

The $250bn Total Return fund, the world’s biggest bond fund, which is run by Bill Gross at Pimco, is expanding its guidelines so it will be able to invest up to 10 per cent of its total assets in preferred stock, convertible securities and other equity-related securities.  The fund has produced an average return of about 8 per cent annually since its inception in 1987.

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