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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

Pierre-Yves Bareau JP Morgan
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income February 27, 2013

Emerging market debt shows no sign of a let-up

Although yields may not be quite as high seen last year, 2013 looks to be another good year for emerging market debt with more developing countries being rerated higher

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income January 31, 2013

Bonds to play a different role in portfolios

High quality government bonds may promise safety, but offer extremely low yields. Yet there are still opportunities to be found elsewhere in the fixed income universe

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From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income January 31, 2013

Should clients plunge into high yield?

Willem Sels (left), UK Head of Investment Strategy at HSBC Private Bank, and Peter Branner, global CIO, SEB Asset Management, argue about the role high yield should play in client portfolios

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income December 3, 2012

Has the quest for yield gone too far?

Investors are pouring into investment grade corporate, high yield and emerging market bonds as they search for regular dividends. But they would be well advised to proceed with caution

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income October 25, 2012

High yield bond returns cater to risk-on investors

High yield funds have had an impressive year so far with investors drawn to their high levels of returns compared to equities and government bondsHigh yield funds have had an impressive year so far with investors drawn to their high levels of returns compared to equities and government bonds

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income September 25, 2012

Doubts creep in over emerging market outlook

Flows into emerging market bonds remain healthy despite low yields and worrying signs that China’s growth is slowing, but some fear investors will flee these markets if the good times come to an end

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income June 28, 2012

Credit openings emerge amid European muddle

The consequences of an unmanaged Greek exit from the euro would be so severe that central banks should continue to support the currency, creating attractive opportunities for credit strategies, according to fixed income specialists ECM

From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income June 28, 2012

Safety first for clients wary of equity markets

With client confidence at rock bottom, many continue to seek security in government bonds, although corporates offer better yields and may prove a safer bet

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