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Chris Bowie

Chris Bowie

About Chris Bowie

Chris Bowie graduated from Strathclyde University with a BA in economics and is a qualified Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals. He started his career as a programmer with National Australia Bank and in 1993 he joined Murray Johnstone Ltd (later acquired by Aberdeen Asset Management) where he was a senior fixed income portfolio manager. Chris joined AEGON in 2000 where he ran the rates desk and was in charge of gilts and international bonds. In 2004 he joined Ignis where he is currently the head of credit and his team focuses primarily on sterling investment grade credit.

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Citywire Rating: Not Eligible

Chris Bowie does not currently have the required track record to be eligible for a Citywire Rating. See methodology

2011

  • JRated A in Jun 2011
  • JRated A in Jul 2011
  • ARated A in Aug 2011
  • SRated A in Sep 2011
  • ORated A in Oct 2011
  • NRated A in Nov 2011
  • DRated A in Dec 2011

2012

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2012
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2012
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2012
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2012
  • MRated AAA in May 2012
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2012
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2012
  • ARated AAA in Aug 2012
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2012
  • ORated AA in Oct 2012
  • NRated AA in Nov 2012
  • DRated AA in Dec 2012

2013

  • JRated AA in Jan 2013
  • FRated AA in Feb 2013
  • MRated AA in Mar 2013
  • ARated A in Apr 2013
  • MRated A in May 2013
  • JRated A in Jun 2013
  • JRated A in Jul 2013
  • ARated A in Aug 2013
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2013
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2013
  • NRated A in Nov 2013
  • DRated A in Dec 2013

2014

  • JRated A in Jan 2014
  • FRated A in Feb 2014
  • MRated A in Mar 2014
  • ARated A in Apr 2014
  • MRated AA in May 2014
  • JRated A in Jun 2014
  • JRated A in Jul 2014
  • ARated AA in Aug 2014
  • SRated A in Sep 2014

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TwentyFour to launch corporate bond fund for Chris Bowie

TwentyFour Asset Management is to roll out a corporate bond fund for former Ignis manager Chris Bowie.

SLI unveils manager line up on former Ignis funds

Standard Life Investments (SLI) has now transferred over £11 billion of assets from Ignis, following its acquisition of the asset manager.

TwentyFour hires ex-Ignis credit star Bowie

Chris Bowie, the former head of credit at Ignis, is to join fixed income boutique TwentyFour Asset Management.

Ignis' Bowie: we will buy Verizon blockbuster bond, but it must be cheap

As Verizon Communications prepares to launch the biggest corporate bond in history, Citywire A-rated Ignis head of credit Chris Bowie asks whether the massive $20 billion issue is worth investing in.  

Ignis’ A-rated Bowie slashes financials exposure to historic low

Ignis Asset Management’s bond fund manager Chris Bowie cut his financials exposure to its lowest level ever and warns of the dangers in the latest ‘Cocos.’

AA-rated Bowie warns rising inflation could devastate bond returns

Ignis' Chris Bowie says inflation will likely return in a matter of months, not years, and credit investors could pay a hefty price.

Ignis's Bowie: how to tackle the low yield conundrum

AA-rated Chris Bowie, manager of the Ignis Corporate Bond fund, explains where he is turning to in the hunt for income.

AAA-rated Bowie: corporate bonds could fall up to 40%

Chris Bowie, head of credit at Ignis Asset Management, believes corporate bonds have limited upside and could see a capital loss of up to 40% if real gilt yields adjust.

Ignis' AAA-rated Bowie to launch global absolute return bond fund

Ignis Asset Management is to launch a global absolute return credit fund for Citywire AAA-rated Chris Bowie, targeting a return of cash plus 5% in volatile bond markets.

Are European companies set to be slapped with a windfall tax?

Governments could try to curb their mounting debt levels by imposing windfall taxes on the oil, gas and telecoms secots,  Ignis' corporate bond manager Chris Bowie says.

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