Fears of an emerging trade war, sparked by US President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, have forced some asset managers to consider how they will protect their portfolios from the "market-shaking" consequences.
Trump is expected to approve a 25% levy on steel and 10% levy on aluminium imports, although a White House spokesperson said on 7 March the tariffs could include "potential carve-outs for Mexico and Canada...
Partner Insight: In this environment, a well-resourced credit research team is essential and having traders to keep check on markets is very helpful too, according to Fidelity fixed income managers Sajiv Vaid, Peter Khan and Kris Atkinson
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In recent weeks, investors have fixated on the inversion of several sovereign yield curves, most notably the US Treasury curve.
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