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Mary Pieterse-Bloem, ABN Amro
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income May 9, 2017

Why the return of diversification between asset classes is good news for investors

Investors have been deprived of the benefits of diversification since the financial crisis as equity and bond returns have mostly been moving in tandem. But the correlation between asset classes has started to fall away, just as it has within equity markets themselves

James Athey, Aberdeen
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income October 20, 2016

Investors urged to rethink role of fixed income

Given the low yield environment, fixed income investing is less able to play its traditional role. But rather than taking on more risk to hunt for yield, should bonds be used in a more defensive manner to diversify portfolios? 

David Zahn, Franklin Templeton Investments
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income December 10, 2015

How can European investors generate income in a low interest rate, high volatility environment?

Greater flexibility in asset allocation, looking across the whole spectrum of equities and fixed income, is something investors should consider

Bernard Aybran, Invesco
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income November 25, 2015

Is there any point in holding fixed income funds any more?

Most investors need income, which is why bonds still have an important role to play in portfolios despite low interest rates. But fund selectors must pay attention to liquidity 

Alexis Renault, Oddo Meriten AM
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income November 3, 2015

Confidence high yield bonds can stay afloat in market turmoil

The potential of higher interest rates and a slowdown in the global economy should be bad news for high yield bonds, but default rates remain low and many believe the sector is well placed to ride out market volatility 

Jim Craige, Stone Harbor Investment Partners
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income August 25, 2015

Investors fear repeat of 2013 taper tantrum in emerging markets

A hike in interest rates by the Federal Reserve has been clearly signposted while emerging markets have better growth prospects than they did two years ago, but the developing world continues to eye central bank actions with trepidation

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income June 22, 2015

Domestic demand drives Eastern Europe’s recovery

Growth in the CEE region is being driven by a combination of domestic demand and investments from external sources, increasing its resilience, although worries remain about Turkey and Russia in particular

Dominick Dealto, Fischer, Francis, Trees & Watts
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income May 6, 2015

Bonds await fallout from QE and Greek crisis

Opinions are divided over just what the ECB’s bond-buying programme will mean for European fixed income markets while the stalemate created by the new Greek government over its outstanding debts has yet to be resolved

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From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income April 30, 2015

Opportunity knocks in fixed income markets

Patrick Barbe, chief investment officer, Core Fixed Income at BNP Paribas Investment Partners talks to Yuri Bender about the current bond investing climate for wealth managers and what the future might hold

Christian Gattiker, Julius Baer
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income March 4, 2015

Emerging market debt adds spice to portfolios

Many wealth managers believe emerging market debt can help in the search for yield

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