Downturn risk highest in eight years
Q2 2019 saw strong performances recorded on the main indices tracking emerging market debt (EMD), with nearly all of the risk factors across the EMD sovereign local currency, sovereign hard currency and corporate hard currency segments contributing positively...
OCF of 0.10%
Most investors shunning energy companies due to oil price volatility
Run by Michael Weidner and Daniel Herdt
Race against time before UK-EU deadline
European investors are welcoming the new season after an intense summer that saw the bond market on the verge of collapse with the news of a developing crisis in emerging markets (EM), and an intensifying trade war between the US and some of its largest...
"Bonds are boring," so the adage goes. This statement has never been less true when we look at markets today.
Fed cutting down on bond purchases
Following high level of redemption requests
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.
Quantitative tightening a risk
Concern over central bank actions
Unconventional monetary policy
Suitable for $ investors
Rising inflation a risk
Markets have benefitted from a co-ordinated global recovery, led by central banks operating in a synchronised manner.
Pockets of value
Fixed income investors should be paying close attention to 'Fallen Angels' - these are bonds that are downgraded from BBB- and, as a result, come tumbling out of the investment grade credit market.
The global financial crisis, and the related policy response, is drawing to a close. We are currently enjoying a short period of synchronised global growth and improving trade.
Unwinding of deflation risks more worrying
Russel Matthews of BlueBay Asset Management