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Hasenstab cuts Irish debt holding
30 Jan 2015 18:06
Investor Michael Hasenstab has cut about a third of his holdings of Irish debt across two Franklin Templeton Investments funds, after snapping them up during the financial crisis.
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The amount of Irish debt held by US and European versions of the Templeton Global Bond Fund and Templeton Global Total Return Fund fell 32% to €4.7 billion in the fourth quarter from the third quarter.
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This is according to figures compiled by Bloomberg from filings.
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The market value of Irish bond holdings in the funds fell by $3.63 billion to $7.33 billion.
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Mr Hasenstab declined to comment on the firm's Irish strategy.
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Michael Hasenstab’s big trades have helped him become one of the world’s most successful bond fund managers.
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