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European investment grade credit – tackling the market volatility

European investment grade credit – tackling the market volatility

Tim Winstone, credit portfolio manager, comments on the crisis gripping markets and how the Corporate Credit team is responding in terms of positioning within the European Investment Grade Credit strategy.

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.

Secured Credit Insight: European loans ESG — not just green investing

Secured Credit Insight: European loans ESG — not just green investing

In this view from the Secured Credit desk, Elissa Johnson, Portfolio Manager within the Secured Loans Team, outlines the team’s ESG philosophy, as well as the ratings and trends within the Secured Loans Fund, explaining why there is more than just a ‘green’ colour in the portfolio.

Enhancing liquidity portfolios with shorter dated credits

Enhancing liquidity portfolios with shorter dated credits

Anil Shenoy, Head of UK Institutional and Komalpreet Kaur, Institutional Client Account Manager, explain through a client case study how schemes can exploit short-dated, high quality, credit opportunities in the global bond markets to enhance risk-adjusted returns in their liquidity portfolios.

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.

Recent fallen angels — a spectre of BBB downgrades to come?
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Recent fallen angels — a spectre of BBB downgrades to come?

Tom Ross, corporate credit portfolio manager, shares his views on fears of a surge in fallen angel bonds in 2020.

Reflecting on coronavirus’ impact on bond markets

Reflecting on coronavirus’ impact on bond markets

Co-Head of Global Credit Research and Portfolio Manager, John Lloyd, discusses the large moves yesterday (Monday 24 February, when the video was recorded) in many fixed income markets due to heightened coronavirus concerns and outlines the benefit of active management amid the volatility.

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.

High yield: hunting in the crossover space

High yield: hunting in the crossover space

In this video, Tom Ross, corporate credit portfolio manager, discusses the global high yield market, exploring the near term outlook, whether defaults might pick up and where they are seeing the best opportunities.

2020 vision — clearer opportunities within European secured loans

2020 vision — clearer opportunities within European secured loans

Elissa Johnson, Co-Manager of the Secured Loans Fund and Oliver Bardot, Associate Portfolio Manager within the Secured Loans Team, evaluate risks and opportunities in the European loans market in 2020 and how they might impact their portfolios.