• Pimco’s Total Return Fund is still the number 1 bond fund in terms of assets but its performance has shrunk dramatically from a peak of almost $300bn in early 2013 to just $125bn today.
  • It is probably only a matter of time before Vanguard’s Total Bonf Market Index (which is second) can boast the world’s biggest bond fund, with current assets of $115bn, just $10bn shy of Pimco’s faded giant vehicle.
  • Doubleline’s Total Return Fund and Templeton’s Global Bond Fund make up the top 4, and their funds have grown to $45.3bn and $68.6bn respectively.

Top 4 Bond Funds in the World - Performance 2003 to 2015


Source: FT.com