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Quarterly insight from our fixed income teams to help clients navigate the markets and opportunities ahead.

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

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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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10 reasons for active management in fixed income

10 reasons for active management in fixed income

We believe that active management has an important role to play in investment portfolios. Here, we highlight 10 reasons, each supported by a chart, to demonstrate why active management can be valuable when investing in fixed income.

Global Growth: the developing trend towards paperless payments

Global Growth: the developing trend towards paperless payments

The managers of the Henderson Global Growth Strategy seek to identify long-term secular trends that they believe are underappreciated by the market. One such trend is the rise of paperless payments and a shift away from cash as a medium of exchange. Ian Warmerdam, Head of Global Growth, and Portfolio Manager Gordon Mackay explain why they believe this trend has further to run.

The Curious Case of EURGBP and the French Election
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The Curious Case of EURGBP and the French Election

​In normal circumstances, the pricing of currency options should reflect, to a good extent, the probability of political upsets, particularly if those upsets have obvious macroeconomic implications. Here, Mark Richardson, and Steve Cain, fund managers in Henderson’s Multi-Strategy Team, examine why, in the run-up to the French presidential election, this does not appear to be the case for EURGBP (the price of euros measured in sterling).

The Curse of the ETF Tourist

The Curse of the ETF Tourist

The growing popularity of investing in exchange traded funds (ETFs) is a key component of the active versus passive debate. Here, Aneet Chachra, fund manager, and David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, from Henderson’s Multi-Strategy Team, explain why investing in many ETFs is actually an ‘active’ call and explore how investors in these vehicles have typically fared.

Active versus passive investing – selectivity required

Active versus passive investing – selectivity required

​The active versus passive debate has led to numerous studies, detailed analysis and thought-provoking theories. What is clear is that passive funds have attracted significant inflows in the last decade and now play a major role, for better or worse, both in investor portfolios and in the functioning of global capital markets.

The Alternative View – Avoiding Bubble-Weight Indices
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The Alternative View – Avoiding Bubble-Weight Indices

​In this series of views from Henderson’s Multi-Strategy team, Head of Diversified Alternatives, David Elms, and Fund Manager Aneet Chachra discuss why highly sector-concentrated indices may be riskier than they appear.

Will technological progress be the downfall of globalisation?

Will technological progress be the downfall of globalisation?

Throughout the 20th century, the world economy became more global than ever before. Cross-border trade grew exponentially and the increasingly free movement of people led to the blurring of international boundaries, both geographical and cultural. While there is little doubt that trade-liberalisation and the reduction in global protectionism laid the foundations for the surge in

Essentials: Overview of the Janus Henderson Horizon China Fund
Investment Viewpoints

Essentials: Overview of the Janus Henderson Horizon China Fund

In this ‘Essentials’ video, Charlie Awdry, China equities manager, provides a brief introduction to the Henderson Horizon China Fund.

Topics covered include:

• Fund objective and investment approach
• Why invest in Chinese stocks?
• How does the fund use shorts to generate additional returns?
• Why invest in the fund?

Essentials: the Pan European Equity strategy in three minutes
Investment Viewpoints

Essentials: the Pan European Equity strategy in three minutes

In this ‘Essentials’ video, European equities manager Tim Stevenson provides a summary of the Henderson Horizon Pan European Equity strategy. He explains what differentiates the fund and explains where the opportunities currently lie within European equities.

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Essentials: the Emerging Market Corporate Bond strategy in three minutes

In this ‘Essentials’ video, Steve Drew, Head of Emerging Market Credit, provides an overview of the Henderson Horizon Emerging Market Corporate Bond Fund – why it was launched and what makes it different from peers. Steve further shares his views on where he sees current opportunities and the reasons behind the recent inflows into the asset class.

Essentials: The Asian Dividend Income Strategy in three minutes
Investment Viewpoints

Essentials: The Asian Dividend Income Strategy in three minutes

In this ‘Essentials’ video, Sat Duhra provides an overview of the Henderson Asian Dividend Income Strategy that he co-manages with Michael Kerley. The strategy is designed to capture the strong income and dividend growth potential of Asian equities.

Creative disruption: a shifting investment backdrop

Creative disruption: a shifting investment backdrop

Arjun Bhandari, Analyst within Henderson’s Strategic Fixed Income Team, looks at several disruptive trends in the economy and how their interaction may be contributing to the current low growth, low inflation environment.