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Corporate Debt Index

The Corporate Debt Index is a study into trends in company indebtedness around the world.

Global Dividend Index

The first of its kind, quarterly, long-term study into global dividend trends.

Sovereign Debt Index

The Sovereign Debt Index is a long-term study into trends in government indebtedness around the world, the investment opportunities this provides and the risks it presents.

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Markets fear a global coronavirus pandemic

Markets fear a global coronavirus pandemic

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK Multi-Asset Team, considers the potential impact on global economic growth as concerns grow about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus beyond China.

Expected drawdowns – How much money should I lose?

Expected drawdowns – How much money should I lose?

Can historical and simulated data provide some guidance to what scale of asset price swings investors could expect over time? In this article Portfolio manager Aneet Chachra and David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, address the value of drawdown probabilities in helping to calibrate our expectations of price moves.

Growth slowing but precipitous drop unlikely

Growth slowing but precipitous drop unlikely

Although the current economic expansion is ageing (bringing us nearer to a recession) leading indicators do not indicate a sharp contraction. What could that mean for equity investors? Director of Research Carmel Wellso explains.

Attaching a price to bond market liquidity

Attaching a price to bond market liquidity

​Portfolio Manager John Fujiwara and Research Analyst Lucy Holden discuss how low yields and volatile markets reinforce the risk premium commanded to provide bond market liquidity.

Learning from Argentina: The importance of balance in bond portfolios

Learning from Argentina: The importance of balance in bond portfolios

​The sudden rise of populist presidential candidate Alberto Fernández shook the Argentine markets and raised alarm bells among global bond investors. Portfolio Manager Seth Meyer discusses the lessons this volatility raises for bond investors, reminding them of the importance of trying to balance income and total return.

Learning from Argentina: The importance of balance in bond portfolios

Learning from Argentina: The importance of balance in bond portfolios

​The sudden rise of populist presidential candidate Alberto Fernández shook the Argentine markets and raised alarm bells among global bond investors. Portfolio Manager Seth Meyer discusses the lessons this volatility raises for bond investors, reminding them of the importance of trying to balance income and total return.

Volatility warrants caution in US high yield

Volatility warrants caution in US high yield

In a period of falling interest rates, yield is valuable, and high yield therefore remains an attractive asset class. However, with increased interest rate volatility and uncertainty around economic growth, Portfolio Manager Seth Meyer says a cautious approach and a focus on strong company fundamentals are warranted.

Volatility warrants caution in US high yield

In a period of falling interest rates, yield is valuable, and high yield therefore remains an attractive asset class. However, with increased interest rate volatility and uncertainty around economic growth, Portfolio Manager Seth Meyer says a cautious approach and a focus on strong company fundamentals are warranted.

Trade war tension: look past the noise to navigate uncertainty

Trade war tension: look past the noise to navigate uncertainty

Markets sold off sharply this week after a sudden escalation in the US-China trade war. George Maris, Co-Head of Equities – Americas, explains why the reaction was so severe and offers insight on how investors can navigate this period of uncertainty.