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Swiss Awards: winning bond managers announced

Citywire Switzerland turns the spotlight onto the best performing managers available to Swiss investors.

Bonds - Swiss Franc

Winners: Patrick Brühwiler & Maurice Pedergnana (pictured) - PMG Fonds Management

Fund managed: PPF - Credit Opportunities Fund B

In the Swiss Franc bond sector, PMG Fonds Management's high-flying portfolio manager duo came out on top for their outperformance in this space. 

Over three years to the end of January 2018, the fund returned 14.9% in CHF terms, while the average manager in the Swiss Franc bond sector returned 0% over the same timeframe. 

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Bonds - Swiss Franc

Winners: Patrick Brühwiler & Maurice Pedergnana (pictured) - PMG Fonds Management

Fund managed: PPF - Credit Opportunities Fund B

In the Swiss Franc bond sector, PMG Fonds Management's high-flying portfolio manager duo came out on top for their outperformance in this space. 

Over three years to the end of January 2018, the fund returned 14.9% in CHF terms, while the average manager in the Swiss Franc bond sector returned 0% over the same timeframe. 

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Bonds - Global Flexible

Winners: Daniel Ivascyn & Alfred T. Murata - Pimco

Fund co-managed:  PIMCO GIS Income E (Hdg) CHF Acc

Taking the lead in the global flexible bonds space are the co-lead managers on the giant CHF 69.8 billion Pimco GIS Income fund, Danial Ivascyn and Alfred Murata. 

The Pimco fund experienced the greatest level of inflows out of all funds across all asset classes in the year to the end of January 2018. This saw it take CHF 49.4 billion of new assets. 

Across all funds managed in the Bonds - Global Flexible sector, the two managers have returned 11.3% while the average manager has recorded a performance of 4.8%.

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Bonds - Emerging Markets Global Hard Currency

Winner: Marco Ruijer - NN Investment Partners

Fund managed:  NN (L) EM Debt (HC) I Cap CHF Hdgi

Taking top spot in the emerging markets global hard currency bonds sector is Marco Ruijer for consistently outperforming his peers in developing world debt.

Over three years to the end of January 2018, Ruijer had an average total return of 19% for his performance in the Bonds - Emerging Markets Global Hard Currency space. This is while the average manager in the sector had a return of 11%.

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Related Fund Managers

Maurice Pedergnana
Maurice Pedergnana
1/54 in Bonds - Swiss Franc (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 8.39%
Patrick Brühwiler
Patrick Brühwiler
2/54 in Bonds - Swiss Franc (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 8.38%
Marco Ruijer
Marco Ruijer
8/31 in Bonds - Emerging Markets Global Hard Currency (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 6.99%