Tight money: Banks feeling the squeeze of higher rates

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2024-03-31
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Recent high-profile bank failures have raised concerns about contagion risk across the banking sector and triggered global market volatility. Some observers are bracing for a systemic liquidity crisis and potential “feed-through” damage to the broader economy. To help prevent that scenario and boost public confidence, the Fed and the FDIC have taken decisive steps, including the launch of new liquidity facilities. 

The situation remains highly fluid and continues to evolve rapidly, with risks and outcomes still uncertain. To help you understand and navigate this landscape, we have compiled this curated collection of timely insights from our experts.

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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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2024-06-30
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Three macro assumptions that could be just plain wrong

Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Brij Khurana offers his non-consensus take on three entrenched, but potentially flawed, beliefs in today's market environment.

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2024-04-30
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Will higher rates sap US consumer spending?

Higher interest rates have increased borrowing costs. Could a consumer-led US recession be looming? Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Kyra Fecteau sees three factors that may help mitigate the impact.

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Understanding the US banking sector shake-up

Investment Communications Managers Jitu Naidu and Adam Norman detail recent US bank failures and analyze the implications. (Published 14 March 2023)

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On to the next crisis: Glimpsing a post-SVB world

Amid the turmoil in the US banking sector, Global Investment Strategist Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson suggests investors consider pivoting to a “risk-management mode” that favors higher-quality assets. (Published 14 March 2023)

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SVB collapse: What are the implications?

Multi-Asset Strategist Supriya Menon shares her latest perspectives on the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group (SVB) and the unfolding implications for investors. (Published 14 March 2023)

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