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The top three global corporate bond managers revealed

Citywire Switzerland takes a look at the global corporate bond sector's high-flying managers.

Since the beginning of the year, the global corporate bonds sector for all funds registered for sale in Switzerland has seen estimated net flows of CHF 4.1 billion.

What's more, over the past three years, the average manager in the sector has generated total returns of 8.0%.

Of these, three managers stand out for consistent outperformance in global corporate bonds. Let's take a look at those three high-flying managers.

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3.Joe Ramos (pictured) & Louis Chabrier, Wellington Management

Fund managed: Wellington Global Credit Plus CHF G Acc Hdg

Total return over three years: 8.7%

This Citywire AA rated Wellington duo have been outperforming their peers in the global corporate bond space. The Wellington Global Credit Plus CHF G Acc Hdg fund has attracted estimated net flows of CHF 108.87 million since the beginning of the year.

Joe Ramos, senior managing director, partner and fixed income portfolio manager at Wellington Management, has run the fund alongside Louis Chabrier since its launch in 2012.

Over the past three years, the fund has returned 8.67%, compared with the benchmark, Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggr Corporates TR CHFH, which returned 6.97% over the same period.

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2.Mark Kiesel, PIMCO

Fund managed: PIMCO GIS Global Invt Grade Credit Inv CHF Hdg Inc

Total return over three years: 8.8%

This PIMCO GIS Global Invt Grade Credit Inst USD Inc fund has attracted the most money of all the sector’s funds since the beginning of the year, with estimated net flows of CHF 1.8 billion. This accounts for nearly half of the total sector flows over the period.

The primary fund has a total of CHF 17.8 billion.

Citywire AAA-rated Kiesel has been at PIMCO for more than 16 years and is responsible for the corporate bond portfolio management unit.

Mohit Mittal and Jelle Brons joined the fund's management team in August 2016, which Kiesel has been part of since 2003.

Over three years, the PIMCO GIS Global Invt Grade Credit Inv CHF Hdg Inc fund has returned 8.76%. Its benchmark, Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggr Corporates TR CHFH, had a total return of 6.79% over the same period.

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1. Peter Jeggli, FISCH Asset Management

Fund managed: FISCH Bond Global Corporates Fund BC

Total return over three years: 9.8%

Leading the sector as top performing manager in global corporates is Peter Jeggli, head of credit research at FISCH Asset Management.

The FISCH Bond Global Corporates Fund BC has had estimated net inflows of CHF 10.96 million since the beginning of the year, which has contributed to its total assets under management of CHF 224.62 million.

The Citywire A rated has managed the fund since 2014 alongside Kyle Kloc, who joined the management team in June 2016.

Over the past three years, the FISCH Bond Global Corporates Fund BC has had a total return of 9.83%, compared with its benchmark's 6.79% return over the same period.

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2/17 in Bonds - Global Corporates (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 8.65%
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5/17 in Bonds - Global Corporates (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 7.75%
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