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David Zahn, Franklin Templeton

Politics and climate shape Franklin Templeton view

Unlike their counterparts in equities, bond managers can make money in both good times and bad, believes David Zahn, Franklin Templeton’s fixed income chief in Europe, but they need to be able to read people to really excel

Sanjay Joshi, L&C

London & Capital shifts bond holdings to prepare for growth

Sanjay Joshi, London & Capital’s fixed income boss, is cautiously optimistic about the state of the global economy, but warns stability brings its own challenges

Adam Smears, Russel Investments

Investors tempted by more exotic fixed income flavours

Those looking for yield from traditional fixed income will be disappointed, so many investors are delving deep into less well trodden parts of the bond markets 

Tatjana Greil-Castro, Muzinich & Co

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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