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Why M&G's corporate bond fund makes A-rated Clive Beagles sad
by Danielle Levy on Nov 21, 2012 at 13:38
‘Equities – regardless of whether GDP growth is 2,3 or 4% - continue to look so much cheaper than the bond alternatives. We all read how much money M&G take on a monthly or quarterly basis and we all know that money is going into their corporate bond-type product.
'That really saddens me. It is not that we want to be running a lot more money, but all the equities we own that have corporate bonds, the equities are yielding more than the corporate bonds and these are equities where the dividends are growing in real and nominal terms.'
'Why would you buy a Centrica 30-year plus bond yielding 4.3% when you can buy the equity on a yield of 5% today and that dividend will grow RPI plus 3-4%? And there are countless examples like that,’ he said.
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