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Federated opens new bond fund

Federated Investors, a leading investment management firm that manages about $103 billion in assets in more than 150 mutual funds, is opening a new bond fund. The Federated Ultrashort Bond Fund will seek higher yields than money market funds. It will invest in a variety of short-duration debt securities, government bonds and mortgage- and asset-backed bonds. The fund's initial net asset value will be $2 per share.