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.
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.
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.
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.
With the yields on short-dated investments very low or negative in Europe, managers of the Janus Henderson Absolute Return Income strategy explain how moving along the risk spectrum into an actively-managed, low volatility fixed income strategy could be a potential solution for investors seeking to make their defensive assets work harder over the medium term.
In this round-table discussion, Nick Maroutsos, Dan Siluk and Jason England, portfolio managers on the Absolute Return Income strategy, talk candidly about matters affecting markets and how these are influencing their investment decisions.
In this video update, Tom Ross, corporate credit portfolio manager, looks at conditions in the high yield bond market, exploring how technical conditions, dispersion among credits and blurred lines in valuations are creating opportunities.