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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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The Sovereign Debt Index is a long-term study into trends in government indebtedness around the world, the investment opportunities this provides and the risks it presents.

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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.

So… what about inflation?

So… what about inflation?

John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, shares his views on the most frequently asked question by clients these days: “what about inflation?”

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.

Quick view: the MPC maintains its stance

Quick view: the MPC maintains its stance

Oliver Blackbourn, Portfolio Manager on the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, responds to the MPC’s dovish view on prospects for the UK economy, although risks remain skewed to the downside.

Keep a close eye on the real economy

Keep a close eye on the real economy

Why financial markets should ultimately be focused on the outlook for households in consumption driven economies like the US.

Credit spreads — from reassuringly expensive to scary cheap, and now: just cheap?

Credit spreads — from reassuringly expensive to scary cheap, and now: just cheap?

John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, believes that over the last month corporate bond spreads have gone from scary cheap to just ‘kind of cheap’ now. As the dust settles in the markets, he remains optimistic that there are opportunities to be had going forwards.

After the Ides of March — outlook for mortgages

After the Ides of March — outlook for mortgages

John Kerschner, Head of US Securitized Products and Nick Childs, Portfolio Manager and Securitized Products Analyst, discuss the changes that the past month has brought to the US mortgage market and explain why they believe the asset class is well positioned to see stronger returns in the months ahead.

Credit has been the place to be of late — a Strategic Fixed Income view

Credit has been the place to be of late — a Strategic Fixed Income view

Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, remarks on the significant rally in credit markets over the last week, with healthy investment grade issuance volumes and even the US high yield market open for new issues. Support from the authorities trying to help companies avoid default has accelerated the sharp market recovery.

Strategic Fixed Income view: disruption simply exaggerating existing structural trends

Strategic Fixed Income view: disruption simply exaggerating existing structural trends

John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, provides a brief update on the team’s current thoughts on the markets and the opportunities they see going forward, while explaining the reasons for their optimism.