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Reframing fixed income portfolios: why bond maths makes the difference

It is easy to understand why fixed income investors tend to focus on yields. But investors who focus too much on yield may run the risk of overpaying for income and underestimating the impact of price volatility.

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2025-06-30
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Has the European credit cycle been extended?

2024 has kept fixed income investors busy. Yet, despite lingering inflation and rate volatility, European credit markets have remained strong. Are we looking at an extended credit cycle? And if so, what does this mean for investors?

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Looking beyond yield: Rethinking the approach of fixed income investing

Investors face a new regime, challenging traditional assumptions about returns and volatility. With central bank interventions impacting credit markets, it’s time to rethink income allocations. Rather than fixating solely on yield, consider a dynamic approach, presented by Connor Fitzgerald.

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2025-05-31
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New era demands a nimble approach to credit

Our expert explains why deep research and an active approach are effective ways for fixed income investors to uncover credit opportunities in today's market.

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2025-05-31
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Is there opportunity for high yield in today’s new economic era?

Is there opportunity for high yield in today’s new economic era? Portfolio Manager Konstantin Leidman explores.

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2025-03-31
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Income: the hard worker in your portfolio deserves more credit

Income from cash is good but income from bonds is better. In a less certain macro environment, Alex King, Supriya Menon and John Mullins think the case for income only gets stronger. How can investors make the most of opportunities? 

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5 reasons to be active in fixed income

Actively managed fixed income portfolios have several distinct advantages over passive approaches.

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2025-02-28
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Facing the inflation dilemma head on

Inflation has already fallen much quicker than most expected. However, there are convincing reasons why inflation might be higher and more volatile going forward. What are the implications for asset allocation?

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2025-02-23
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CLOs: 4 hot topics

Bank demand, net supply, the cycle for broadly syndicated loans, and loan fundamentals will be front and center for CLO investors in 2024.

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2025-02-28
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Global high-yield outlook: Near term, defensive but longer term, solid

High-yield portfolio managers Mike Barry and Konstantin Leidman discuss their 2024 outlook and the merits of a near-term defensive stance with an eye on longer-term opportunities.

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2024-12-31
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Why income-seeking investors need to look across asset classes

Income plays an even more crucial role in portfolios than many of us realise, contributing a significant portion of returns for multi-asset portfolios. But with cash rates at around 5%, the world of income has changed. This should prompt investors to take a fresh look across asset classes to see where opportunities lie. 

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Credit: Better opportunities to add risk on the horizon

Our experts review current macro dynamics impacting the bond market and discuss where they see opportunities and risks across credit sectors.

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2024-12-31
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Bond Market Outlook

In this collection fixed income experts across our platform highlight risks and opportunities for discerning fixed income allocators looking ahead to the second half of 2023.

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2024-12-31
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You snooze, you may lose: The case for bonds

There are signs the Federal Reserve's rate-hiking cycle may be nearing an end, but some uncertainty remains. With that in mind, Multi-Asset Strategist Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson considers the timing of a move from cash to bonds.

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2024-11-30
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Three themes (and what they mean) for income investors

With several macro crosscurrents at play, Portfolio Manager Peter Wilke suggests that income-oriented investors not lose sight of the “big picture” in their quest for yield.

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2024-08-31
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Green horizons: How the shift toward sustainable finance may reshape fixed income markets

Three sustainability trends have the potential to reshape fixed income markets, leading to a range of new opportunities for investors.

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2024-08-31
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Why cash won’t cut it for long: The case for bonds

Global Investment and Multi-Asset Strategist Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson and Investment Strategy Analyst Patrick Wattiau explore the relative potential benefits of bonds versus cash.

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2024-08-31
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Bank loans remain attractive despite macroeconomic uncertainty

Our experts believe that bank loans currently offer attractive levels of income and have already priced in an overly bearish macroeconomic view.

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2024-07-31
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More green shoots: Tracking trends in sustainable debt issuance

While growth in the sustainable debt market has been uneven, certain pockets offer substantial opportunities. Two of our fixed income investment professionals weigh in.

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2024-06-30
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Credit market outlook: Expect greater opportunities in back half of 2023

Against a backdrop of elevated recession risks and banking-sector stress, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Rob Burn identifies relative-value sector opportunities in the credit market.

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Fixed income 2023: Ripe for a reversal

Three of our fixed income investment professionals discuss the potentially compelling opportunity set to be found in today's global bond markets.

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2024-03-31
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2023 Insurance Outlook: Resolve to solve with a restocked toolkit

Multi-Asset Strategist Tim Antonelli and Insurance Strategist Max Davies share four actionable ideas designed to help insurers successfully navigate 2023.

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2023-12-31
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Multi-Asset High Income Fund

Portfolio Manager Peter Wilke outlines how the Wellington Multi-Asset High Income Fund seeks to achieve consistent high income and minimise downside risk.

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2023-12-31
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High-yield bonds in 2023: Fortune favours the patient

Amid ongoing dislocation in the high-yield market, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Konstantin Leidman sees opportunities for investors to take advantage of potentially attractive valuations.

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2023-12-31
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Credit market outlook: Partly sunny with a chance of good value

In his 2023 credit market outlook, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Rob Burn highlights some potentially attractive opportunities in the wake of this year's market sell-off.

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2023-12-31
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