Franklin Templeton: Investors 'unnecessarily' short duration

Investors say they will continue to buy high yield bonds despite perceived risk

Mike Sheen
David Zahn of Franklin Templeton

David Zahn of Franklin Templeton

European fixed income investors are missing out on yield as a result of their "unnecessarily" bearish stance on duration, according to Franklin Templeton Investments.

In a study of investors' attitudes towards European fixed income commissioned by the group, Franklin Templeton found 70% were concerned by duration risk and 54% said they have actively reduced their duration...

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