Michael Hasenstab came to the attention of Irish investors in January 2012 after it was widely reported in the media that he had invested US$2.5 billion in Irish government bonds in 2011, an investment that has proven highly profitable to date. Aria has been investing for several years in his US$24 billion Templeton Global Total Return fund which has generated a return of 156% since its inception in September 2003.

Michael recorded an interview today with Bloomberg News in which he expresses some thought provoking views on investing in bonds, particularly US and German government bonds, which you might find interesting.