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Rüdiger Kerth, Union Investment
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income May 6, 2014

Inflation situation spooks European bond markets

Fears of a breakup in the eurozone have reduced since the ECB indicated it would do all it could to save the currency, and investors’ attention is now focused on low levels of inflation across the region

Michael O'Sullivan, Credit Suisse
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income December 3, 2013

Radical change for factors shaping emerging market growth

Fears over falling growth rates and the end of QE have made investors wary of emerging markets, but these economies should receive a boost as the developed world recovers

Colm D'Rosario, Pioneer Investments
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income November 28, 2013

High yield stands out in troubled times for bonds

Despite volatility over the summer, high yield bond funds continue to attract investors searching for yield in what is a difficult environment for fixed income in general

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income September 25, 2013

Absolute return a potential solution in challenging times

Absolute return fixed income funds tend to be unconstrained by benchmarks and therefore offer managers the flexibility to outperform, but investors need to be aware of the different strategies

Niamh Wylie, Coutts
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income August 28, 2013

Rout subsides to reveal opportunities in emerging market bonds

Emerging market bonds have always been volatile and the Fed’s comments about the end of QE saw large numbers of retail investors flee the asset class. But there is a sense the market overreacted and the sell off has created a buying opportunity

Emanuele Ravano, Pimco
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income July 3, 2013

What does the future hold for fixed income?

As Fed chairman Bernanke set out the case for phasing out all quantitative easing by the middle of next year, what does this mean for the fixed income markets and the role of bonds in private investors’ portfolios?

George King, RBC Wealth Management
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income June 14, 2013

Time to view bonds in a portfolio context

Fixed income can still play a vital role in client portfolios when combined with other asset classes, but to get the most out of bonds any exposure must be managed in an active manner

Chris Bullock, Henderson
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income May 30, 2013

Appetite for corporate bonds remains despite low yields

In historical terms, corporate bond yields are at record lows, but with returns from cash and sovereign debt even lower the asset class continues to attract investors

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income May 2, 2013

Guiding investors through the global bond markets

The size and diversity of global fixed income markets can be confusing for investors, but when looking for managers they should seek those who combine top-down and bottom-up approaches in their funds

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income April 8, 2013

Will emerging market corporate bonds prove to be a permanent fixture?

Both top-down and bottom-up analysis are key when considering allocations to emerging market corporate bonds, while investors should tread carefully when it comes to high yield

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