Elizabeth Moran sits down to talk with Markus Mueller, Co-Founder of The Australian Bond Exchange. Before co-founding ABE, Markus was Director/Branch Manager at Morgans/Reynolds, and before that was a Director of Reynolds Stockbrokers. He worked previously in private banking, fixed income and currencies in the United Kingdom and Switzerland. How...
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At FINA, we track fixed income ETFs and managed funds with our ‘Finders’ to help you narrow your search for products that might suit your portfolio. We don’t make any recommendations as such but try to help you work out what is important. When assessing fixed income ETF performance, the first...
Are you thinking about investing in fixed income in 2021? Or perhaps, wondering what the experts think is the best place to invest? Well, the snippets below are a great place to start. We’ve compiled outlooks for the fixed income asset class for the year ahead. There are some common...
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Socially conscious investors have been putting their money where their mouths are and starting a wave of investments in companies and funds that follow environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.  These criteria measure how a company performs as a steward of nature; manages its relationships with employees, suppliers, customers and...
As published in The Weekend Australian on 26 June 2020 In the frenzied final days of the sale of Virgin Australia, more than 5000 local bond investors suddenly found themselves centre stage. The surprise departure of Cyrus Capital meant that for a very short time there were two remaining bidders for...
Professional fixed income investors are increasingly turning their attention to emerging markets as they chase more attractive yields and greater diversification, according a new survey by Invesco. The third annual Invesco Global Fixed Income Study captures the views 159 CIOs and fixed income asset owners globally with combined AUM totalling...

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