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When is a trade war not a trade war?

23 Apr 2018

The latest feud between the US and China has sparked fears of an all out trade war, with much at stake for both countries and the wider world.

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Interesting times: the advantages of active fixed income

19 Apr 2018

Opportunity knocks for fixed income investors who are not forced to ‘hug’ market indices.

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High yield: going global

16 Apr 2018

A jump in interest rates could swamp high yield returns, but a global approach and a focus on short duration can help weather a rising tide.

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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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Five years on from the taper tantrum, emerging market debt shows improved resilience

19 Mar 2018

Emerging market fixed income has come a long way since the trials of 2013, says Liam Spillane.

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What will a new Fed chair mean for interest rates?

15 Feb 2018

Jerome Powell will face different challenges than his predecessor Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair

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Bond investors should brace for volatility in 2018

15 Feb 2018

Bond volatility fell to historic lows in the wake of the financial crisis, but it has begun to rise once again. James McAlevey explores the implications for investors.

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Gilded youth driving change in emerging markets

30 Jan 2018

The rise of the newly-affluent millennial generation is disrupting traditional industries in emerging markets – and bringing new risks and opportunities for investors.

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Fixed income: bear necessities?

11 Jan 2018

As the prolonged era of extraordinary monetary policy winds down, our fixed income fund managers consider what investors should look out for in 2018. Test

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Catalonia readies for landmark election

18 Dec 2017

On December 21 the people of Catalonia go to the polls to elect a new regional government. There is a lot riding on the outcome, not just for Spain’s political system, but for the country’s economy and financial markets too.

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China autos: on the road to an electric future

29 Nov 2017

With ambitious new targets for electric vehicles and vast opportunities in self-driving vehicles and the share-riding sector, China has the potential to reshape the global autos sector.

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US tax reform: a tailwind for credit

23 Nov 2017

Lawmakers’ proposals to overhaul the US tax regime could lead to a big drop in debt issuance that corporate bond markets are failing to price in, argues Joubeen Hurren.

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