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Higher for longer: A new era for fixed income

26 Jan 2023

James Vokins and Chris Higham from our credit team believe the path of inflation will remain the central question for investors in 2023. Fixed-income investors should remain cautious until that path is more certain, but fundamental analysis can still uncover attractive opportunities.

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EMD outlook: Why 2023 could offer improved prospects as storm clouds lift

10 Jan 2023

After a bruising 12 months, our emerging-market debt team anticipates an improvement in the asset class’ fortunes in 2023 as declining inflation allows central banks to ease back on monetary tightening. But with many issuers still at risk of default, investors will need to tread cautiously.

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Focus on the fundamentals: The outlook for high yield in 2023

3 Jan 2023

Macroeconomic forces have been key drivers of performance in the global high-yield market in recent months, but 2023 is likely to bring a renewed focus on issuer fundamentals, say Sunita Kara and Brent Finck.

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Inflation, yield curves and energy prices: The outlook for buy-and-maintain credit

30 Nov 2022

Siddhartha Bhattacharyya, Iain Forrester and Matthew Raque from our buy-and-maintain credit team discuss the impact of the current environment on portfolios, where they are finding value, and how they are integrating these considerations in their net-zero plans.

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Nothing happened, twice: Addressing the key questions on recent volatility for sterling money market fund investors

10 Nov 2022

After the volatility that rocked UK markets in recent weeks, Alastair Sewell reflects on how this impacted money market funds and what’s next.

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The IMF/World Bank meetings in review: The key questions for emerging-market debt investors

2 Nov 2022

Pessimism was in the air at the recent IMF/World Bank meetings, with emerging markets looking vulnerable to a tightening of global financial conditions. However, their orthodox policy responses should put many countries in a stronger position to meet those challenges than previously, argue Carmen Altenkirch and Nafez Zouk.

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A free lunch: The case for a diversified global sovereign bond allocation

31 Oct 2022

Recent events in the UK are a reminder of the benefit of a globally diversified sovereign bond allocation and avoiding home bias, as Jennie Byun, Kurt Knowlson and Steve Ryder explain.

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Convertible bonds: Five questions with Shawn Mato

31 Oct 2022

Shawn Mato discusses recent developments in the convertible bond market with Rico Pedrett.

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What does the data say? Emerging-market debt in focus

7 Oct 2022

In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we look at some of the biggest recent trends in EMD.

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Alpha, asset stranding and action: The state of play in Climate Transition Credit

6 Oct 2022

Will new climate legislation accelerate the transition, or will the energy crisis hamper it? Thomas Chinery and Justine Vroman assess the implications for strategically positioned bondholders.

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European money market fund reform: Preparing for change

15 Sep 2022

European regulators are set to introduce significant reforms to money market funds. Investors need to be ready, says Alastair Sewell.

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High yield: Has the risk of capital loss from defaults reduced?

7 Sep 2022

Despite spread widening, defaults in the high yield market have yet to hit significant levels. Will structural changes in the market limit the damage from defaults in future crises?

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