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Darren Hughes, Invesco

Credit markets reflect economic divergence

High yield bond investors are worried about the future actions of the Fed, but would the predicted interest rate hikes necessarily be bad news for the sector?

Fredrik Nerbrand, HSBC

Should investors be overweight bonds or equities?

HSBC’s Fredrick Nerbrand and Mike O’Sullivan of Credit Suisse discuss whether investors should be increasing allocations to bonds or equities

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Demystifying the convertible bond market

Skander Chabbi, head of the convertibles team at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, talks to Yuri Bender about the investment prospects for convertible bonds, their role in portfolios and the most attractive structures available to investors

Amanda La Marca, HSBC

Fragmented landscape creates opportunities in emerging market bonds

Emerging markets are facing a tough economic environment but some countries are performing better than others, creating opportunities for investors

Nicolas Campiche, Pictet

Rebooting the risk curve

With interest rate rises on the horizon, bonds are unlikely to retain their traditional role of protecting capital in portfolios – meaning investors must take on greater risk both within fixed income and by raising allocations to other asset classes

Rüdiger Kerth, Union Investment

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

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

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

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

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

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