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Key takeaways: Fixed income is the only asset class that demonstrates a low to negative correlation to risk assets. Fixed income provides highly efficient returns per unit of risk. Fixed income is an effective tool to manage drawdown risk. A passive manager cannot express duration, curve, sector or security...
BetaShares' chief economist David Bassanese responds to the suggestion that The Reserve Bank should face its first independent review in 40 years under a proposal from the OECD, which says it is time to address the central bank’s failure to meet key economic targets in recent years and deal...
Elizabeth Moran sits down to talk with Warren Bird about his long and varied career starting as an economist working for Treasury in Canberra, to his momentous role alongside Chris Cuffe at First State, which became Colonial First State, to his most recent role as Executive Director at Uniting...
Global asset manager Janus Henderson has outstanding research capabilities. This article gives us insight into their thinking about investing in investment-grade BBB rated securities versus sub-investment-grade BB rated securities. It also explains some key educational terms and includes a glossary. We suggest you take your time reading the article...
Would you like to take a guess at just how big the bond market is? SIFMA, a US trade association for broker-dealers, investment banks and asset managers operating in the securities industry, has released its 1Q21 Fixed Income Outstanding report and according to the report, the global bond market was...
Amundi, part of the Credit Agricole Group and Europe’s largest investment manager with EUR1.729 trillion in assets under management, has released its outlook for the second half of 2021. Here we republish key takeaways. Make sure you read to the end! There are some excellent portfolio allocation notes, risk...
Fixed Income News editorial director Elizabeth Moran talks to eInvest managing director Camilla Love about her career journey working in financial services, her passion projects including Future Women in Finance and eInvest's investment philosophy and funds. Elizabeth Moran: Camilla, Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you...
Positioning for a New Economic Landscape – Mid Year Outlook T.Rowe Price recently released its mid year market outlook. In this article we republish parts we feel are relevant for fixed income investors. Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Mark Vaselkiv, based in London, provides the fixed income commentary. The pandemic recovery...
Recently, I’ve been looking at funds that have returned 10% plus in the last 12 months in the articles Two Fixed Income Funds Return 10%+ Over Last Year and More Fixed Income Funds Join The 10%+ Return Party. Concurrently, I’ve been doing some research on emerging market investments, using our...
Rising inflation fears and market uncertainty could boost the investment appeal of government bonds, an obvious safe-haven asset. Retail investors comprise only a negligible value of direct holdings of Australian government securities, which includes government bonds, with around 60% held by non-resident investors, according to the Australian Office of Financial Management...

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