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

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Liquidity crisis begins to heal — Strategic Fixed Income view

Liquidity crisis begins to heal — Strategic Fixed Income view

The coronavirus crisis continues to impact economies and markets but the liquidity crisis is seemingly beginning to heal. Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, shares her views on the latest developments and explains why the team favour investment grade bonds now and how they are less bullish on government bonds going forward.

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.

Fed watch: remaining accommodative

Fed watch: remaining accommodative

Co-Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos discusses why he believes the Fed’s decision to leave rates unchanged at its January meeting should support the positive environment for stock and bond markets in 2020 and why – should markets slip – the Fed will rush to catch their fall.

ECB — one for the specialists

ECB — one for the specialists

Andrew Mulliner, Portfolio Manager Global Bonds, shares his views on the outcome of today’s European Central Bank meeting, which as he explains was expected to be the hors d’oeuvre of the ECB’s policy review; in reality it was more akin to a notification that the ECB would be cooking dinner.

Fed policy to cast a shadow over 2020

Fed policy to cast a shadow over 2020

Co-Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos identifies the opportunities and risks he sees for fixed income investors in 2020 as the US Federal Reserve’s near-term policy path remains far from certain.

US Fed decision hits the wrong target
Quick Views Interest rates

US Fed decision hits the wrong target

While Co-Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos agrees with the US Federal Reserve (Fed) holding benchmark rates steady, he is concerned that the risk to short-term lending markets will remain elevated until the central bank addresses issues in the market’s post-crisis infrastructure.

Strategic Fixed Income outlook 2020 — no reflation without a soft dollar

Strategic Fixed Income outlook 2020 — no reflation without a soft dollar

Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo, Co-Heads of Strategic Fixed Income, share their thoughts on bond markets in the coming year; where they see risks and opportunities and where they look for clues.