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Euro investment grade: where less is more in 2021

Euro investment grade: where less is more in 2021

Tim Winstone, corporate credit portfolio manager, sees reduced bond issuance, ongoing policy support and a recovering economy helping to underpin euro investment grade bonds in 2021.

Reaching for normal: the outlook for 2021

Reaching for normal: the outlook for 2021

Portfolio Manager Seth Meyer discusses how a return to normal in 2021 should be supportive for credit markets.

Credit light cuts through the income darkness

Credit light cuts through the income darkness

Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo explain how credit markets navigated COVID with relative ease and why corporate bonds remain in the sweet spot for 2021.

High yield bonds: the grind tighter in 2021

High yield bonds: the grind tighter in 2021

Tom Ross, corporate credit portfolio manager, discusses the high yield bond outlook where an improving economy should help tighten credit spreads but may spark concerns about monetary tightening.

ISG Insight: a mostly benign outlook for US inflation

ISG Insight: a mostly benign outlook for US inflation

The stabilisation of US economic growth amid unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus has raised questions about the likelihood of inflation returning. Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, and Andrew Mulliner, Head of Global Aggregate Strategies, both members of the Fixed Income Investment Strategy Group (ISG)*, explain why they do not see significant risks of sustained higher inflation materialising in the next few years, though caution that short-term spikes are possible and investors should evaluate the diversity that their fixed income portfolios provide.

Is there a solvency crisis looming in credit markets?

Is there a solvency crisis looming in credit markets?

Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, and Nick Ware, Portfolio Manager, counter the bear argument that credit is set to face a solvency crisis by explaining that liquidity is solvency.

Strategic Fixed Income: Japanification — Europe first and now the US

Strategic Fixed Income: Japanification — Europe first and now the US

John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, explains how the suppression of volatility by the US Federal Reserve during the Covid crisis has led to the Japanification of the US corporate bond market.

Breaking the link: GDP declines and default rates

Breaking the link: GDP declines and default rates

Jenna Barnard and Nicholas Ware, Portfolio Managers in the Strategic Fixed Income Team, muse over how low corporate default rates may prove to be despite the pandemic-induced economic shock.

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?”

Credit resilience but confusion surrounds longer-term inflation outlook

Credit resilience but confusion surrounds longer-term inflation outlook

Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, shares the Strategic Fixed Income Team’s current thoughts and views on bond markets, and addresses the most frequently asked question: is inflation on the rise?

Bridging the gap: credit markets in the COVID crisis

Bridging the gap: credit markets in the COVID crisis

Jenna Barnard and Nicholas Ware, Portfolio Managers in the Strategic Fixed Income Team, provide an update on the shape of the recovery in corporate bond markets following the virtual heart attack experienced in March.

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.