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...
By NAB Corporate and Institutional Banking The Australian dollar primary market had a record start to 2024, with A$61.1 billion raised in financial institution (FI) and A$7.9 billion in corporate sectors, an increase of around 20% and 85% respectively, compared with the same period in 2023. Investors were attracted to the...
The allure of higher interest rates and certainty of returns from term deposits is strong, but the income advantage of bonds over term deposits remains clear, writes Pendal Group's head of income strategies Amy Xie Patrick. THE RESERVE BANK held the Overnight Cash Rate steady at 4.35% on May 7...
According to Franklin Templeton Fixed Income CIO Sonal Desai rising investment and persistently loose US fiscal policy are simultaneously pushing in the direction of higher long-term real interest rates. “While investors and commentators often tend to conflate the two, I think it is useful instead to distinguish them clearly. They...
By Robert Tipp, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist and Head of Global Bonds, PGIM Fixed Income As expected, after the strong interest-rate rally in the fourth quarter of last year, the market was due a rest. Indeed, the longer-duration and higher quality segments of the bond market registered negative returns in...
From Chris Iggo, Chief Investment Officer, Core Investments, AXA Investment Managers. ​It's been difficult for investors to move away from cash. However, the days of high cash returns are numbered. Rate cuts are back on the agenda. Fixed income credit strategies are more attractive than cash with short duration being...

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