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Growth and inflation are going to remain subdued, so central banks will keep rates very low, which has serious implications, according to Neil Dwane, global strategist at Allianz Global Investors.
Sanofi and Henkel have faced a fair amount of derision from commentators this week having both issued negative yielding corporate bonds, but could this be a sign or major troubles to come in fixed income markets?
Global ETF provider Invesco PowerShares has listed its US high yield fallen angels Ucits ETF on the London Stock Exchange, which tracks bonds that have been downgraded from investment to high yield.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) considers market and credit risk in Europe’s equity and bond markets to be ‘very high’, it said in its latest risk outlook. It noted Brexit may increase risks further along the line.
Hansard International has launched a bond offering a zero commission option for financial advisers recommending single premium products to clients.
With government bond yields in developed markets at record lows, asset managers are more pessimistic than ever about return prospects for the asset class.
Emerging market bonds have undergone a remarkably quick transformation from one of the least loved asset classes to perhaps the most popular. This has been driven by the relative attractiveness of emerging market debt compared to developed market fixed income, but to what extent have the fundamentals of the asset class actually improved?
With the risk vs reward profile of UK gilts already skewed to the downside further yield falls would be undesirable, according to Kames Capital.
Despite a mixed picture for inflation globally, investors remain content to err on the side of the central banks, but something has to give soon.
Growing uncertainty in developed markets and a flight to safe haven assets post-Brexit have skewed valuations, according to an increasing number of industry professionals polled by the CFA Society of the UK.
The unveiling of the Bank of England’s latest stimulus measures has already prompted a burst of activity on the sterling bond front, but is it enough to drive the United Kingdom economy forward and does it present investment opportunities?
A negative yielding bond is trading like a commodity, according to Oksana Aronov, managing director of JP Morgan’s Income Opportunity Fund.
Neuberger Berman is to access the US, Europe and emerging markets with a Dublin-domiciled Global High Yield Bond Fund, headed by Patrick Flynn.
With global growth slowing and developed-market government bonds at a record low, fixed income managers are focusing on opportunities in spread sectors.
BlackRock has launched a fixed income fund that invests in global macroeconomic strategies with exposure to regions where interest rates are attractive and also where markets are effected by supportive monetary policy.
Asset managers believe that the country’s bond defaults are a concern, but stopped short of saying they would spread outside the energy-related sectors.
EI Sturdza has launched a new emerging bond fund investing in what it calls “high quality” EM fixed income bonds.
Axa Investment Managers has launched an inflation-focused, short duration bond fund
If fund flows are a reliable sentiment gauge, investors were at their most bearish since the autumn of 2011 on the eve of the Brexit vote. And the referendum outcome may have only exacerbated this trend.
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