John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, believes that over the last month corporate bond spreads have gone from scary cheap to just ‘kind of cheap’ now. As the dust settles in the markets, he remains optimistic that there are opportunities to be had going forwards.
John Kerschner, Head of US Securitized Products and Nick Childs, Portfolio Manager and Securitized Products Analyst, discuss the changes that the past month has brought to the US mortgage market and explain why they believe the asset class is well positioned to see stronger returns in the months ahead.
Pressure to offer rent deferrals during COVID-19 lockdowns could put dividends paid by real estate investment trusts (REITs) at risk. However, it is becoming increasingly evident that some property sectors may be better able to weather the crisis, according to Guy Barnard, Tim Gibson and Greg Kuhl from the Global Property Equities Team.
Daniel Graña and Matthew Culley from the Emerging Market Equity Team explain the importance of examining each emerging country individually to determine how they are likely to weather the COVID-19 storm, and why some of these countries are likely on the cusp of a transition toward more value-added growth drivers.
The managers of the Janus Henderson Horizon Euro Corporate Bond Fund reflect on the current COVID-19 crisis and whether there are any parallels with the Global Financial Crisis and its aftermath for the European investment grade corporate bond market.
Andrew Gillan, Head of Asia ex Japan Equities and portfolio manager for Asian growth equities, provides an update on how the region has fared during the coronavirus crisis and the implications on portfolio positioning.
In this video update, Daniel Graña, Emerging Market Equity Portfolio Manager, believes that not all countries within the asset class should be treated the same and highlights South Africa as a case in point.
Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, remarks on the significant rally in credit markets over the last week, with healthy investment grade issuance volumes and even the US high yield market open for new issues. Support from the authorities trying to help companies avoid default has accelerated the sharp market recovery.