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Bumpy ride set to continue for credit investors

18 Jul 2022

The co-managers of the Aviva Investors Strategic Bond strategy give their views on the outlook for credit markets following the worst first-half in at least 40 years.

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The AIQ Podcast: Taking stock of nature risk

15 Jul 2022

The idea that human actions are bringing natural systems close to breakdown, threatening livelihoods and financial stability, is making asset managers think harder about nature risk and the environmental dependencies in investee companies.

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EMD: On the bread line

6 Jul 2022

Russia’s war in Ukraine has contributed to soaring food prices, supercharging global inflation. Poorer countries will likely be hardest hit, adding to the risk of social unrest. With public finances and incomes already under strain, emerging-market debt investors should be on high alert.

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Inflation, volatility and default risk: The outlook for high yield

13 Jun 2022

The co-heads of our global high yield team explain how the asset class is standing up to current headwinds.

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Conflict, commodities and China: The outlook for EMD

13 May 2022

Aaron Grehan and Nafez Zouk from our emerging market debt team explain how the asset class is standing up to some significant headwinds.

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Game over for Zambia? A test case for debt restructuring

12 Apr 2022

The economic fallout from the pandemic has left several poorer nations struggling to repay debt. China, the biggest single creditor to many, could carry considerable clout in negotiations. Zambia will prove an early test case, argues Carmen Altenkirch.

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What does the data say? Credit in focus

31 Mar 2022

In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we look at key trends in the credit market.

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Now for the hard part…..The challenge of delivering net zero

29 Mar 2022

More than one fifth of the world’s largest listed companies have committed to net-zero targets, but few have detailed roadmaps to get there. Mirza Baig considers the challenges for investors managing transition pathways.

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No time for heroes: How portfolio construction can help investors navigate unfamiliar economic and market regimes

22 Mar 2022

We are back in an old, but unfamiliar market regime. In a period where simple playbooks may falter, Jeremy Albers sets out why portfolio construction can make the difference.

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Russia-Ukraine update: The ten key questions for EMD investors

18 Mar 2022

We assess the near and longer-term implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on emerging-market debt.

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How bond investors can influence companies and governments to change their behaviour for the better

17 Mar 2022

Bondholders are starting to use their power to influence corporate behaviour in areas such as climate change, social inequality and biodiversity loss.

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China, inflation and politics: Three reasons for EM turbulence

24 Feb 2022

Emerging market assets have underperformed developed market peers over the past decade. While this has led to valuation gaps, selectivity will be critical, argues David Nowakowski.

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A quarterly publication which encapsulates the thinking of our investment team.

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