Latest fixed income thinking

Deficits still matter… just not right now

22 Mar 2021

Deciding when to tighten the purse strings and hike taxes is complex at any time, even more so when the economic fallout from COVID-19 remains unclear. Getting deficits under control will need to happen eventually, but it would be a brave government to pursue that goal in the short term.

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Why it is getting harder to assess value in financial markets

19 Mar 2021

Massive intervention by central banks and governments in recent years has left investors struggling to value financial assets.

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The new struggle for global supremacy could disrupt financial markets

17 Mar 2021

China’s economic rise threatens US supremacy and the global economic and financial order built up since 1945.

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Zero rates: Too much of a good thing?

9 Mar 2021

The inexorable rise in asset prices caused by the seemingly never-ending era of monetary easing is calling into question long-held investment beliefs, as members of our multi-asset & macro and equities teams explain.

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Everybody wants one: Are sustainable bonds the new smartphones?

5 Mar 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance and fragility of the natural balance. As governments, companies and investors aim for a just transition, sustainable bonds are being issued at pace in different formats. Is it a fad, and do markets really need so many varieties?

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From crisis comes opportunity: What’s normal now?

2 Mar 2021

Big challenges bring us the opportunity to think differently. Our investment teams reveal what they have learnt from COVID-19, and how they are preparing to face whatever ‘normal’ emerges in a post-pandemic world.

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The COVID Nudge

28 Jan 2021

In these data visualisations, we look at whether COVID-19 will achieve something that millions spent on public health campaigning has failed to do.

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What a carve up! The future of the internet

22 Jan 2021

Commercial and geopolitical forces are threatening to fracture the internet into competing regimes, making it harder for companies to operate across borders and potentially limiting their growth. We explore the implications for investors.

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Investing for impact in private debt to combat climate change

21 Jan 2021

Impact investment strategies will have an important role to play if the green credentials of the world’s stock of real estate is to be transformed, argue Gregor Bamert and Stanley Kwong.

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The path for oil and gas after COVID-19

20 Jan 2021

Post-COVID recovery initiatives from governments are increasingly taking a green path, but the response of oil and gas companies so far runs from denial to complete reinvention. Should they continue pumping oil for as long as they can to avoid destroying capital for investors, or do they need to accelerate efforts to future proof their businesses now?

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Our annual letter to company chairpersons

15 Jan 2021

As part of our engagement efforts, every January we send a letter to the chairs of companies we invest in (and some we don’t, but still want to use our influence with) to set out our stewardship priorities for the year. Here, in full, is our 2021 letter.

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Issuance, support from equities and volatility: The outlook for convertible bonds in 2021

18 Dec 2020

Shawn Mato, convertible bond fund manager, picks three themes that could have a big say in how the asset class performs in 2021.

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