Latest fixed income thinking
Global economic and political uncertainty hits equities
9 Jan 2019
Equities fall sharply but highly-rated bonds rally.
Life after Merkel
14 Dec 2018
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has replaced Angela Merkel as leader of Germany’s ruling CDU party, and may soon take her place as chancellor. What does this mean for Germany – and Europe?
Rising volatility signals trouble for US corporate bonds
13 Dec 2018
The long-awaited shift in monetary policy appears to be resulting in a new volatility paradigm. That could have adverse consequences for US corporate bonds even if economic data holds firm, argues Joubeen Hurren.
The outlook for bonds in 2019
11 Dec 2018
Our fund managers in government, corporate and emerging market bonds look at potential drivers of bond markets in 2019.
Global equities experience a sharp sell-off
7 Nov 2018
Equity markets fall sharply in October.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The next frontier
18 Jul 2018
Despite a torrid few months, frontier bond markets still have an important role to play in investors' portfolios.
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.