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Market GPS Investment Outlook 2021

What should be on the radar for investors in 2021? Market GPS helps direction-set with a video summary, in-depth asset class analysis and our latest portfolio manager views.

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

Fixed Income Perspectives

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

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Insight from our alternatives team to help clients navigate the markets and opportunities ahead.

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2021 — in a word: recovery

2021 — in a word: recovery

Andrew Mulliner, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Aggregate Strategies, explains why 2021 will likely be a year of recovery, though he cautions that we should keep one eye on inflation and inflation expectations.

European loans: as varied as Bertie Bott’s every flavour beans

European loans: as varied as Bertie Bott’s every flavour beans

Elissa Johnson and Tim Elliot, secured loans specialists within the Secured Credit Team, highlight how European loans can provide the opportunity to invest in an asset class offering a wide range of risk adjusted returns.

Fed watch: hardly a stoic Fed
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Fed watch: hardly a stoic Fed

The US Federal Reserve declined to expand accommodative policy measures, but Nick Maroutsos, Head of Global Bonds, believes the decision does not suggest the central bank is backing off from supporting the economic recovery.

ESG in credit investing: themes, considerations and implementation

ESG in credit investing: themes, considerations and implementation

Adrienn Sarandi explains the Global Corporate Credit Team’s views on evolving ESG trends, how ESG analysis is best integrated into credit investment processes and key questions currently being asked by investors.

Euro investment grade: where less is more in 2021

Euro investment grade: where less is more in 2021

Tim Winstone, corporate credit portfolio manager, sees reduced bond issuance, ongoing policy support and a recovering economy helping to underpin euro investment grade bonds in 2021.

Reaching for normal: the outlook for 2021

Reaching for normal: the outlook for 2021

Portfolio Manager Seth Meyer discusses how a return to normal in 2021 should be supportive for credit markets.

Carrying the lessons of 2020 into 2021

Carrying the lessons of 2020 into 2021

Head of US Fixed Income Greg Wilensky discusses the lessons learned in fixed income portfolios in 2020, and how they are likely to apply in the year ahead.

Hard not to feel constructive on credit markets in 2021

Hard not to feel constructive on credit markets in 2021

Colin Fleury, Head of Secured Credit London, says a relatively constructive view for credit markets may seem strange, but there are reasons he believes stress in the markets will be manageable.

Global bonds in 2021: better but still bumpy

Global bonds in 2021: better but still bumpy

Portfolio Manager Nick Maroutsos explains why bond investors should be cautiously optimistic as we enter 2021.

High yield bonds: the grind tighter in 2021

High yield bonds: the grind tighter in 2021

Tom Ross, corporate credit portfolio manager, discusses the high yield bond outlook where an improving economy should help tighten credit spreads but may spark concerns about monetary tightening.

ISG Insight: a mostly benign outlook for US inflation

ISG Insight: a mostly benign outlook for US inflation

The stabilisation of US economic growth amid unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus has raised questions about the likelihood of inflation returning. Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, and Andrew Mulliner, Head of Global Aggregate Strategies, both members of the Fixed Income Investment Strategy Group (ISG)*, explain why they do not see significant risks of sustained higher inflation materialising in the next few years, though caution that short-term spikes are possible and investors should evaluate the diversity that their fixed income portfolios provide.

Low rates versus US election: what matters for fixed income?

Low rates versus US election: what matters for fixed income?

Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, believes central bank policy is likely to be the dominant influence on fixed income markets, regardless of who wins the US election.