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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.

Oil crisis sparks market consolidation

Oil crisis sparks market consolidation

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, considers the prospects for equities and other risk assets, as negative oil prices put the brakes on the recent v-shaped market recovery.

Fed Watch: the Fed’s third emergency meeting

Fed Watch: the Fed’s third emergency meeting

Co-Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos discusses the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) latest efforts to ease financial conditions and why he believes the outlook for financial markets now depends on fiscal policy.

Navigating volatility in fast-evolving markets

Navigating volatility in fast-evolving markets

As the coronavirus-induced economic dislocation becomes more profound, Nick Maroutsos, Co-Head of Global Bonds, discusses positioning within the Absolute Return Income Strategy.

Viral panic – what is the endgame?

Viral panic – what is the endgame?

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, discusses the purge of risk appetite across the investment world as the coronavirus spreads, considering the range of potential government measures, and the quiet progress being made on containment.

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.

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.

Onverwachte renteverlaging van de Fed zal de volatiliteit niet oplossen

Onverwachte renteverlaging van de Fed zal de volatiliteit niet oplossen

De verrassende renteverlaging door de Amerikaanse centrale bank toont aan met welke onzekerheid de Amerikaanse economie en de beleggers momenteel kampen. Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, geeft zijn visie op de bijzonder ongebruikelijke ingreep, wat die betekent voor de markten en waarom beleggers volgens hem voorzichtig moeten blijven.

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.

Coronavirus contagion concerns
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Coronavirus contagion concerns

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, considers the potential impact of the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus from a purely asset allocation perspective.

Brexit day: shift gets real

Brexit day: shift gets real

As the UK’s membership of the EU officially ends, Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK Multi-Asset Team, takes a pragmatic look at the next steps in the Brexit process, and considers what that might mean for investors.