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Corporate Debt Index

The Corporate Debt Index is a study into trends in company indebtedness around the world.

Equity Perspectives

Quarterly insight from our equity teams to help clients navigate the markets and opportunities ahead.

Fixed Income Perspectives

Quarterly insight from our fixed income teams to help clients navigate the markets and opportunities ahead.

Global Dividend Index

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

Sovereign Debt Index

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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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.

Diversified Alternatives: Adapt and Evolve

Diversified Alternatives: Adapt and Evolve

David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, argues for new thinking for investors’ portfolios in 2021, following a year in which the pandemic posed unfamiliar challenges for industries.

Sustainable Equities: The Future Is Green and Digital

Sustainable Equities: The Future Is Green and Digital

Hamish Chamberlayne, Head of Global Sustainable Equities, discusses his expectations for sustainable equities in 2021.

Health Care Builds Momentum

Health Care Builds Momentum

Portfolio Manager Andy Acker says the health care sector looks set to ride a number of positive trends into 2021.

Go with the flow

Go with the flow

Can fixed income continue to offer stability through the storm? We think flows will likely determine how the asset class fares in 2021.

What does the economic recovery mean for equities in 2021?

What does the economic recovery mean for equities in 2021?

Are the key components in place to support equity markets in 2021? We explore the backdrop and what could derail an otherwise positive outlook.

Finding floating-rate opportunities in a low-yield world

Finding floating-rate opportunities in a low-yield world

The Securitized Products team discusses potential advantages of floating-rate products in a low-yield environment given their ability to act as a hedge against rising rates.

Will the hump in defaults be a hill or a mountain?

Will the hump in defaults be a hill or a mountain?

Seth Meyer, Corporate Credit Portfolio Manager, and Esther Watt, Client Portfolio Manager, explore the default outlook for high yield bonds and the risks and opportunities this presents.

Strategic Fixed Income: the predictable Japanification of US corporates

Strategic Fixed Income: the predictable Japanification of US corporates

Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, discusses how the suppression of volatility in interest rates by major central banks has spread the Japanification phenomenon to the US.

The Fed’s new policy, inflation and its implications for U.S. bonds

The Fed’s new policy, inflation and its implications for U.S. bonds

Greg Wilensky and Michael Keough discuss their outlook for U.S. inflation after the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy change, and its impact on U.S. bond markets.

A letter to the Fed from a concerned friend

A letter to the Fed from a concerned friend

Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos expresses concern that monetary policy focused on financial markets will do little to ignite the growth needed for the economy to recover from recent weakness.

Is now the time for defensive value?

Is now the time for defensive value?

Portfolio Manager Justin Tugman discusses factors that may point to a leadership change from growth to value stocks. He also explores the potential a defensive-value based approach offers investors concerned with ongoing market volatility and lofty stock valuations.