Where should investors look?
Total purchases rise to $6.9bn
Firstly, equities. The companies we invest in continue to pay their dividends, even when many others are cutting or suspending theirs and/or raising equity.
The market response first, to the Covid-19 crisis, and second, to the huge stimulus packages announced to offset it, has been astonishing.
As multi-asset investors focused on income generation, we do not think going against global central banks is prudent, and until we see a meaningful turnaround in economic data, our preference for adding to risk is likely to remain for debt over equity...
The first quarter was a rollercoaster for global credit markets with a severe, homogeneous sell-off, followed by a sharp, if more modest, central bank-induced recovery.
Following the unprecedented falls across all financial markets in recent weeks, the safest government bond markets have had to become cash vaults for fund allocators trying to raise the liquidity needed to plug the fast-growing holes left by the equity,...
In a world of slow yet steady, non-inflationary economic growth, interest rates are likely to remain at relatively low levels over the medium term.
2019 saw strong positive total returns across nearly all asset classes.
The myriad monetary policy easing measures observed across the globe allied with (admittedly, more modest) fiscal stimulus from countries such as China, Japan, France and the UK has led investors to believe that economic growth going forward is well underpinned,...
ETFs now $6.3trn industry
After a volatile Q4 2018 when credit spreads widened but government bonds rallied due to safe-haven flows, fixed income markets across different categories have delivered strong returns so far this year.
Which products should investors go for?
The auto sector and credit markets have long had a love-hate relationship.
What is risk? This is a question I constantly pose to myself when trying to assess how best to allocate capital within the fixed income space.
Manager foresees problems with corporate bond funds
Downturn risk highest in eight years
Warning signs in US data
Which funds stole the show?
Risk assets outperformed 'safe haven' investments