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Emanuele Ravano, Pimco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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