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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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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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EM corporate debt: Resilience in turbulent times

23 Aug 2022

Emerging markets have been hit by stern economic challenges in 2022. But many companies are proving resilient thanks to strong fundamentals, as our emerging market corporate debt team explain.

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Zero-COVID: China’s costly policy error

10 Aug 2022

Beijing’s ideological battle to stamp out COVID-19 appears increasingly misguided as the rest of the world learns to live with the virus. But the impact of China’s approach will be felt far beyond its borders.

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What does the data say? Are we close to 1970’s-style stagflation?

29 Jul 2022

In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we look at whether the global economy is heading towards stagflation.

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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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