Latest fixed income thinking

Why the US bond market is not signalling recession

10 Oct 2017

The US yield curve has historically provided an accurate barometer of the economic outlook. But it is wrong to conclude the recent flattening is pointing to a recession, argues James McAveley.

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Global high yield: diminishing returns?

16 Aug 2017

Global high yield has been among the stronger asset classes in 2017, but with spreads already squeezed, where can investors find value?

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Europe’s hazardous route to a banking union

14 Aug 2017

The bail out of two Italian lenders highlights that progress towards banking and fiscal union will be far from straightforward, argues Oliver Judd.

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Bond volatility: all aboard the big dipper?

28 Mar 2017

Since the financial crisis, bond volatility has fallen to historic lows. But changes to the structure of the fixed-income markets suggest volatility could be set for a comeback, creating risks and opportunities for investors.

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Fixed income: the debt disconnect

27 Mar 2017

As the mountainous scale of global debt continues to climb, investors are advised to heed the lessons of the past, argues Chris Higham.

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Party may be nearing its end but all is not lost for bond investors

16 Sep 2016

While government debt may continue to be a core holding, bond investors need to get creative in the hunt for other sources of return. Betting on a pick-up in volatility appears to be an attractive way of potentially boosting returns with limited downside risk, writes James McAlevey.

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Party may be nearing its end but all is not lost for bond investors

16 Sep 2016

While government debt may continue to be a core holding, bond investors need to get creative in the hunt for other sources of return. Betting on a pick-up in volatility appears to be an attractive way of potentially boosting returns with limited downside risk, writes James McAlevey.

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Growing pains: tougher standards needed to keep the green bond market on track

10 Aug 2016

Demand for green bonds has soared in recent months – but it is becoming difficult to tell whether these bonds are truly delivering on promised environmental benefits. It’s time for more rigorous standards.

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The next frontier

Despite a torrid few months, frontier bond markets still have an important role to play in investors' portfolios.

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Prospect of IMF-led reforms attracts debt investors to Africa

Countries in receipt of IMF support often see rapid economic improvements. But local knowledge is crucial for bond investors chasing the ‘IMF trade’, says Carmen Altenkirch.

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Shares boosted by Korea talks

While interest rates appear to be on a gradual upward trajectory in much of the world, UK financial markets were forced to scale back expectations of tighter monetary policy as softer domestic economic data appeared to give the Bank of England pause for thought.

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