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The shape of credit

The shape of credit

Portfolio managers on the Absolute Return Income Strategy look at the factors shaping credit markets from central bank support to potential resilience from financials.

Beyond the nadir

Beyond the nadir

Just over two months has passed since markets dramatically sold off as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded. There is much talk of the ‘new normal’ in every aspect of our lives, but what does this mean for fixed income? Nick Maroutsos, Dan Siluk and Jason England, co-managers of the Absolute Return Income strategy, answer some of the key questions.

Are near-term debt levels a distraction?

Are near-term debt levels a distraction?

Credit portfolio managers John Lloyd and Tim Winstone argue that markets are fixated with the near-term expansion in debt levels when a deeper look at credit fundamentals shows a more nuanced picture.

Taking higher-quality risk in core plus bond portfolios

Taking higher-quality risk in core plus bond portfolios

Greg Wilensky, Head of U.S. Fixed Income, discusses the importance of identifying and diversifying risk factors in bond portfolios.

Secured loans update: to default, or not to default, that is the question

Secured loans update: to default, or not to default, that is the question

Elissa Johnson, Portfolio Manager and secured loans specialist within the Secured Credit Team, discusses the probability of corporate defaults in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis and whether the risks are priced in.

The long-term opportunity in structured securities

The long-term opportunity in structured securities

The Securitized Debt team discusses its positive long-term outlook for U.S. structured securities in higher-quality, seasoned and shorter-dated exposures.

A negative fed funds rate: not yet willing – or needing – to go “there”

A negative fed funds rate: not yet willing – or needing – to go “there”

Co-Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos states that even without negative interest rates, bond portfolios must work harder to achieve desired results.

Finding value in the Covid-19 crisis – an ABS view

Finding value in the Covid-19 crisis – an ABS view

Colin Fleury, Head of Secured Credit, London; Denis Struc and Ian Bettney, portfolio managers within the Secured Credit Team, discuss the merits of an allocation to asset‑backed securities (ABS) within diverse multi‑sector credit portfolios.

Finding value in the Covid-19 crisis — a secured loans view

Finding value in the Covid-19 crisis — a secured loans view

Elissa Johnson, Portfolio Manager and secured loans specialist within the Secured Credit Team, examines developments in the leveraged finance markets since the extent of the Covid-19 crisis became apparent in March.

Trading bonds during a time of ferocity and velocity

Trading bonds during a time of ferocity and velocity

Neil Rayner, Head of US Fixed Income Trading, discusses bond liquidity and the challenge of trading in illiquid markets as the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads.

Same but different: high yield investing amid the crisis

Same but different: high yield investing amid the crisis

Speaking directly from home, Tom Ross, Credit Portfolio Manager, explains how in an unprecedented crisis they are remaining true to their process within high yield investing but recognise that some things need to be done differently.

High yield bonds: dealing with volatile markets

High yield bonds: dealing with volatile markets

Tom Ross, credit portfolio manager, comments on the crisis gripping markets and how the Corporate Credit team is responding in terms of positioning within the Global High Yield and Euro High Yield strategies.