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Global Dividend Index

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

Corporate Debt Index

The Corporate Debt Index is a study into trends in company indebtedness around the world.

Decarbonisation in EM Index

Perspectives on decarbonisation challenges facing Asia, with examples from China, India and the Republic of Korea.

Corporate Debt Index

The Corporate Debt Index is a study into trends in company indebtedness around the world.

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Central banks up the tempo as inflation worries persist
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Central banks up the tempo as inflation worries persist

We are seeing a pivot in central bank policy, notes Global Bonds Portfolio Manager Andrew Mulliner, following the BoE and ECB meetings on 3 February, as markets price in a policy error in the UK.

Will Japan join the tightening party?

Will Japan join the tightening party?

The inflation narrative in Japan is shifting to focus on upside risk. Portfolio manager Ales Koutny considers whether Japan could join other developed market peers in the exit from accommodative policy.

High yield in a rising rate environment

High yield in a rising rate environment

Brent Olson and Tom Ross, corporate credit portfolio managers on our Global High Yield platform, explore how factors affecting credit risk in high yield might help balance upward pressure on interest rate risk.

Flattening is not flattering

Flattening is not flattering

The recent flattening of yield curves is incongruous to the beginning of a hiking cycle. The Global Bonds team examines the drivers of these dynamics and the team’s expectations for 2022.

US fixed income: finding a balance in rates and inflation

US fixed income: finding a balance in rates and inflation

Why continued uncertainty reinforces the value of maintaining an allocation to high-quality bonds.

ISG Insight: Markets versus policymakers – who’s in charge?

ISG Insight: Markets versus policymakers – who’s in charge?

Markets have brought forward tightening expectations, but central banks are sticking to the ‘transitory inflation’ line – for now. Our latest ISG Insight considers who has the better handle on the economic outlook?

The Bank of England’s new ‘unreliable boyfriend’?
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The Bank of England’s new ‘unreliable boyfriend’?

Multi-Asset Portfolio Manager Oliver Blackbourn responds as the Bank of England defies expectations and maintains interest rates at a record low of 0.1%.

US Fed signals an end to pandemic-era stimulus
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US Fed signals an end to pandemic-era stimulus

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, responds to the latest update from the US Federal Reserve, as it begins to pull back on the massive stimulus measures that have sustained markets and the economy during the pandemic.

A balancing act for both monetary policy and bond investors

A balancing act for both monetary policy and bond investors

Portfolio Managers Jason England and Dan Siluk explain that inflation expectations and their influence on monetary policy will go a long way in dictating the way forward for global bond markets.

UK Budget giveaway fails to dispel growth fears

UK Budget giveaway fails to dispel growth fears

Portfolio manager Oliver Blackbourn responds to the latest UK Budget, addressing the market’s concerns that higher inflation could become ingrained in the UK, and fears of lower growth over the longer term.

Too fast, too furious: how far can the Bank of England afford to hike?

Too fast, too furious: how far can the Bank of England afford to hike?

Global Bonds Portfolio Manager Bethany Payne challenges whether the Bank of England can really deliver the interest rate hikes currently priced in by the market.

Rates update: yields move higher – September spike or sustained trend?

Rates update: yields move higher – September spike or sustained trend?

The sharp sell-off in government bond yields in the last few weeks is testing the patience of central banks and bond markets are reacting to the hawkish messages. Portfolio Manager Andrew Mulliner explains.