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James Athey, Aberdeen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

Emerging market debt adds spice to portfolios

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

Leo Grohowski, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Holding on to income in a world of low yields

Investors can no longer rely on high quality bonds for income, and wealth managers need to persuade their clients to take on more risk in fixed income, while also embracing equities, if they are to be successful in the hunt for yield

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