Latest fixed income thinking

The Italian budget drama

30 Oct 2018

The Italian government’s plans to sharply hike spending leave it on a collision course with the EU. But financial markets, as well as Brussels, will determine whether the populists in Rome can deliver on their electoral pledges.

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Earthquakes and economics: Bali IMF summit highlights the divergence in EM debt markets

18 Oct 2018

The recent Annual Meeting of the IMF reinforced that EM debt investors should pay extra attention to countries’ individual circumstances, write Aaron Grehan and Carmen Altenkirch.

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US holds the key to emerging markets’ prospects

3 Oct 2018

With emerging market assets under pressure on the back of rising US interest rates, a strong dollar and an escalating trade war between the US and China, our equity and bond teams give their opinion on areas to avoid and where pockets of value are emerging.

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Credit investing – bias beware as the cycle turns

20 Sep 2018

A sound portfolio construction process is critical to avoiding the pitfalls of behavioural biases, which will become all too apparent as the credit cycle turns

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Is Australia heading for a credit crunch?

16 Aug 2018

Rampant property price inflation has put Australian authorities in a tight spot as they attempt to tighten banks’ lending standards without triggering a credit crunch, argues James McAlevey.

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The future of fixed income

10 Jul 2018

We consider how technological advances, alternative data sources and shifting investor flow dynamics are changing the face of fixed income markets.

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Bond benchmarks: yardstick or crutch

10 Jul 2018

Market indices are inherently inefficient. That can pose a problem for fund managers who rely too much on them as performance and risk benchmarks, explains Josh Lohmeier, head of North American investment grade credit at Aviva Investors.

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Not just about duration: the benefits of a multi-factor approach to fixed income

1 May 2018

Duration is a key consideration for bond investors. But it’s far from the whole story.

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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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A quarterly publication which encapsulates the thinking of our investment team.

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