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Keep your eyes open in financial credits, warns veteran Smouha

The spate of new financial bonds being issued as banks seek to meet capital requirements are not as attractive as many investors may first believe, Citywire AAA-rated Anthony Smouha has said.

Smouha, who is chief executive officer of Atlanticomnium and runs the GAM Star Credit Opportunities fund, said legacy subordinated debt remains attractive but caution must be exercised.

The Geneva-based fund manager also outlines how he has spent the past 23 years building an ‘all-weather’ portfolio to navigate short-term noise created by rates rises.

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