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A superfluous tweak to the Fed’s mandate

A superfluous tweak to the Fed’s mandate

Nick Maroutsos, Co-Head of Global Bonds, believes that despite a shift in policy, the US Federal Reserve will likely not have to worry about watching inflation climb above its target of averaging 2% over the long term.

RBA to markets: “We are still here”

RBA to markets: “We are still here”

Portfolio Manager Dan Siluk explains that, despite economic conditions appearing to stabilise throughout much of Australia, the Reserve Bank of Australia felt compelled to recommence bond purchases to establish its credibility with respect to its yield curve control programme.

Fed watch: stealth yield curve control?

Fed watch: stealth yield curve control?

Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos describes the Fed decision in July to hold rates steady as a non-event given that the central bank, through its actions, has already proven its willingness to do whatever it takes to support the US economy during this unprecedented period.

Fed Watch: despite high marks, Fed still has issues to resolve

Fed Watch: despite high marks, Fed still has issues to resolve

Co-Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos gives the US Federal Reserve high marks for ensuring properly functioning financial markets but believes that work still needs to be done to support households and small businesses most vulnerable to the economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Bonds – What Are They Good For?

Bonds – What Are They Good For?

With the bond pillar now eroding, finding true diversification and low correlation across investments will become more important to portfolio construction.

Federal Reserve forcefully reenters markets

Federal Reserve forcefully reenters markets

Co-Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos discusses the US Federal Reserve’s recent efforts to ease financial conditions and why he believes uncertainty will continue to be a headwind for markets.

Coronavirus update from the Strategic Fixed Income Team

Coronavirus update from the Strategic Fixed Income Team

The spread of the coronavirus across the globe and the oil price war have served to highlight the fragility of the global markets and rattled investors. As concerns for the global supply chains and the health of economies grow, Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of the Strategic Fixed Income Team, shares her views, explaining the steps taken in the team’s portfolios that seek to mitigate the risks.

US Fed’s emergency rate cut not a cure for volatility

US Fed’s emergency rate cut not a cure for volatility

The US Federal Reserve’s surprise rate cut reflects the increasing uncertainty the US economy and investors currently face. Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, provides his views on what the highly unusual move means for markets and why he believes investors should remain cautious.

Coronavirus uncertainty likely to force Fed’s hand

Coronavirus uncertainty likely to force Fed’s hand

Co-Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos explains why markets reacted as they did in the face of the spreading coronavirus and why the US Federal Reserve (Fed) will ultimately have to cut rates to account for the outbreak’s economic impact.

Meeting the challenge: fixed income investing in 2020

Meeting the challenge: fixed income investing in 2020

With Europe characterised by negative rates and subdued bond yields, Nick Maroutsos, Co-Head of Global Bonds, explains how the team seek to meet the objectives of an absolute return fixed income portfolio.

Farewell Governor Carney; making room for Governor Bailey

Farewell Governor Carney; making room for Governor Bailey

The Bank of England kept its Bank Rate steady at 0.75% at their meeting on Thursday 30 January. Bethany Payne, Portfolio Manager within Global Bonds, believes that today’s decision has bought time for the new governor, Andrew Bailey, giving him room to act proactively should the need arise.