Hello - first post so please be gentle
I'm an experienced investor in equities, ETFs, funds etc and have in the past dabbled in corporate bonds (via funds) but have never been big on bonds. I'm getting to the point in life where I need to de-risk my portfolio to a larger extent and bonds are usually one of the go-to investments to help achieve this. Having read a lot about the "bond bubble" recently, I'm nervous about getting in while interest rates are so low, because I read that rising interest rates usually mean a capital loss for fixed-income investments such as bonds. However I have read the occasional note that suggests that some funds have already handled this risk, and of course buying individual bonds at issue and holding to maturity would avoid this risk. However I feel that funds or similar aggregated investments (such as ETFs or Investment Trusts) are more appropriate for me.
I would appreciate any thoughts from members on how I could get into the bond market today without risking significant capital loss when interest rates eventually rise.