What began as a gradual climb in nominal yields from the summer accelerated in February. Moves of this speed are rare, so we dedicated an ISG meeting to ask why global yield curves have steepened so quickly and what the implications are for fixed income asset allocation.
News of game-changing vaccines have heralded a dramatic change in expectations for markets and the economy in 2021. Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi Asset Team, considers the rationale behind this optimism.
Elissa Johnson and Tim Elliot, secured loans specialists within the Secured Credit Team, highlight how European loans can provide the opportunity to invest in an asset class offering a wide range of risk adjusted returns.
In this Q&A, David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives at Janus Henderson Investors, gives some insight into the adaptable strategies his team deploy in their efforts to deliver attractive risk adjusted returns for investors, with truly diversified performance drivers.
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.