Investors seeing value in corporate and government bonds
Launches The Nordea 1 - European Corporate Stars Bond fund
As 2019 gets underway, the macro environment is worsening.
Issuance rose to £22.1bn in 2017/8
Listed on the LSE
Gilt yields set to rise
Expect government bond yields to rise
IA Global sector bestselling
September's disastrous Salzburg summit brought the risk of a 'no-deal' Brexit into sharper relief.
US interest rate rises, international trade tensions and local currency volatility have remained key concerns in emerging markets (EM).
"Bonds are boring," so the adage goes. This statement has never been less true when we look at markets today.
The US economy continues to be in very good shape. This was the message delivered by the Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell at the end of August: he sees a robust US economy and positive momentum, expecting the strong performance to continue.
Not a 'risk-free' asset
OCF of 0.50%
Half of fund matures within three years
Benefit of 'economies of scale'
New entrants examined
Reducing equities and corporate bonds
We expect the Federal Reserve to maintain its gradual tightening as the US economy extends its growth phase, with short-term rates likely to rise at least three more times to reach 2.5% by next year.
Four funds in total
Highlights from this year's ceremony
Winners announced at ceremony in London
Concern over central bank actions