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Tatjana Greil-Castro, Muzinich & Co
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income October 28, 2019

Investors re-evaluate bonds in light of negative yields

With income hard to find, particularly in swathes of European sovereign debt which is yielding zero or less, investors are seeking out opportunities in more exotic parts of the bond markets

Federal Reserve
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income August 28, 2019

Fixed income is here to stay, but in what form?

PWM gathered leading figures from the fixed income world to debate the future of the asset class and the role bonds may play in investors’ portfolios

Andrew Balls, Pimco
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income October 26, 2018

Investors keep powder dry as bonds enter the unknown

With yields higher than they have been in years, bonds are once again an interesting option for income-seeking investors, but there are fears what rising rates and an end to QE might mean for the asset class

Rick Rieder, BlackRock
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income September 6, 2018

BlackRock bonds boss warns markets suffer from tunnel vision

BlackRock’s global fixed income CIO Rick Rieder talks Turkey, ESG, liquidity and big data

Taimur Baig, DBS Bank
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income June 6, 2018

Are emerging markets set for a new taper tantrum?

A strengthening dollar led to outflows across emerging market asset classes in recent weeks, with Turkey and Argentina hardest hit. Are they the first in a line of dominos, or are fundamentals strong enough to ride out this turbulence?

John Beck, Franklin Templeton
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income October 24, 2017

Look further afield to make fixed income pay

With all eyes on the direction of central banks’ monetary policies, investors continue to be frustrated by government bond yields, though there are attractive returns to be found in other areas of the market

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 

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