Latest fixed income thinking

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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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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