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From Nathan Shetty, Head of Multi-Asset, Nuveen​ Key takeaways: Previously effective investment strategies may have limited utility in the new environment. A more rigorous approach to diversification and risk management is now essential. A considerably more dynamic approach to asset allocation is paramount. Country-specific risk profiles are changing and global investors should...
Ninety One multi-asset team analyst, Dan Morgan, discusses how US fiscal policy will continue to play an increasingly influential role. As investors navigate a new policymaking world, he considers what they should look out for. In recent years there has been a definitive shift in fiscal policy from austerity to...
An inverted yield curve can be a signal that there will be a recession - and the current one is concerning investors.    However, "yield curves are not as reliable as expected as there are a number of factors that one has to consider", says Equity Trustees Asset Management. "An inverted yield...
Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Andrew Canobi says the current strong performance of US and Australian credit markets is not likely to continue. US investment grade spreads are hovering at or very close to all-time lows. Since the GFC, US spreads versus treasury have been as low as 76...
From Pete Robinson, Head of Investment Strategy, Fixed Income, Challenger Investment Management The Oxford Word of the Year 2023 was "rizz” – a term used for an individual who has a lot of style and is attractive to others, albeit not just in their appearance. If you aren’t a Gen...
Excerpts from webinar discussion sharing their perspectives on managing fixed income portfolios in an era characterised by both heightened volatility and changing inflation dynamics from Chris Siniakov, managing director and portfolio manager, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income and Carol Lye, portfolio manager and senior research analyst Brandywine Global Investment Management. Chris...
What is the true health of the Australian economy? Challenger Chief Economist Dr Jonathan Kearns suggests it may be uglier than the figures released yesterday suggest. The (moderately) good news in data released on Wednesday was that the economy at least grew by 1.1% over the year, but that growth was...
With Indian debt set to be included in major international benchmarks this year, emerging-market sovereign debt analyst Nafez Zouk from Aviva Investors travelled to the country to assess its prospects. Read this article to understand: • Why the entry of Indian debt into international benchmarks will be welcomed by emerging market...
From Ihab Salib, Head of International Fixed Income, Federated Hermes Limited Emerging Markets government bonds performed very well year to date and the outlook for the next few months is a continuation of the current trend.  Broadly speaking many EM sovereigns are moving in the right direction as it relates to...
Fixed income bonds are based on a simple premise: an investor lends money to a borrower for a specific period, in exchange for agreed, regular interest payments. While it may not deliver the thrills of growth stocks or involve household brands you can namedrop with friends, fixed income has been around since...

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