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Reductions in fixed income portfolio risk may be warranted in the months ahead, especially if valuations remain tight or compress further. However, we also think investors should remain nimble if, for example, bouts of increased volatility lead to greater idiosyncratic dispersions or inefficiencies across fixed income markets.
In this still-uncertain market environment, a “barbelled” approach, consisting of larger allocations to higher-quality, liquid assets like cash and developed market government bonds, may make sense. For greater return potential, where appropriate, leaning further into those select, nontraditional sectors highlighted above may be an effective strategy in 2022.
The allocator’s landscape: Three areas of attention for 2023Continue reading
2023 Bond Market OutlookContinue reading
High-yield bonds in 2023: Fortune favours the patientContinue reading
Emerging markets debt outlook: A glass half full or half empty?Continue reading
Bank of Japan policy shift: Waiting for the other shoe to drop?Continue reading
Credit market outlook: Partly sunny with a chance of good valueContinue reading
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The allocator’s landscape: Three areas of attention for 2023
Natasha Brook-Walters, Co-Head of Investment Strategy, discusses downside mitigation given the shifting equity/bond correlation, the impact of cyclical and macro volatility, and opportunities to position for long-term change.
2023 Bond Market Outlook
Our 2023 Bond Market Outlook content suite is now available — providing timely, actionable investment insights from several of our fixed income portfolio managers and strategists.
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.
Diversifying styles to survive today’s bond market
In a challenging year for fixed income markets, members of our Fundamental Factor team highlight a bright spot: the momentum factor in global government bond and corporate credit markets.
Three tailwinds that could power CLO equity in 2023 and beyond
Three members of our fixed income team argue that the headwinds currently facing CLO equity should give way to improved returns in 2023 and beyond.
Inflation, rates, and volatility: The best defense is a good offense
Insurance Strategist Tim Antonelli shares his latest multi-asset views for insurers, including the need to balance defensive portfolio strategies with continued income and return generation.
Emerging markets debt outlook: A glass half full or half empty?
Against a still-challenging global backdrop for emerging markets, Macro Strategist Gillian Edgeworth highlights opportunities created by extreme credit spread dispersion across individual countries.
Bank of Japan policy shift: Waiting for the other shoe to drop?
Client Portfolio Manager Jitu Naidu and Investment Director Masahiko Loo share their take on the consensus view that Japan has reached several key inflection points.
2023 Macro and rates outlook: Goodbye easy money, hello regime change
Macro Strategist John Butler and Fixed Income Strategist Amar Reganti highlight the impact of macroeconomic "regime change" on global inflation and interest rates, with potential implications for investors.
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.
Impact measurement and management: addressing key challenges
Our IMM practice leader describes common impact investing challenges and suggests ways to overcome them.