Latest fixed income thinking

Italy’s threat to the euro has not gone away

30 Jul 2019

The Italian government remains on a collision course with Brussels despite recently striking a deal over its 2019 budget. A mis-step by either side could lead to a fresh euro zone crisis that the new head of the ECB might struggle to contain.

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Sovereign interests: ESG matters in emerging market debt

31 May 2019

The emerging market debt universe offers investors an expanding pool of opportunities that may be better assessed when integrating environmental, social and governance factors.

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Degrees of separation: Re-examining the relationship between EMD and the dollar

7 May 2019

Old assumptions on the traditional link between emerging market debt and the greenback are being challenged, writes Liam Spillane.

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The EM framing fallacy: Emerging market debt and the trials of a misunderstood asset class

7 May 2019

How we frame things deeply affects how we process information and subsequently act on it. So much so that, despite convincing evidence to the contrary, it can be extremely hard to shake off a fabled preconception. It seems that once a label sticks it can be very hard to dislodge.

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Could the euro zone periphery head off the rails again?

17 Apr 2019

Almost a decade on from the sovereign debt crisis, we explore whether the euro zone’s peripheral economies have materially improved or old vulnerabilities will again become apparent as growth slows.

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Trading places: Southeast Asia seizes opportunities amid US-china spat

14 Mar 2019

Trade wars have disrupted supply chains and weighed on stock performance in emerging markets. But as manufacturing companies shift production away from China to evade tariffs, some of its neighbours are thriving.

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Global financial markets gain further ground

7 Mar 2019

Positive start to the year continues in February

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Interest rates on hold, but not in reverse

26 Feb 2019

Financial markets have surged since the start of the year after central banks appeared to put monetary policy tightening on hold. Our investment teams give their views on where monetary policy goes next and what that means for asset prices.

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The dangerous science of buckets

22 Mar 2018

Why absolute return fixed income challenges traditional asset allocation thinking.

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