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Bank loans: 25 years and growing

Authors: Michael Bacevich, ...

The bank loan market turned 25 years old in January 2017. To mark the occasion, we profile the evolution of the bank loan market and then highlight the four features of the asset class that have attracted...

File under: Preparing for reflation and rising rates, Fixed income strategies for today — and tomorrow, The search for income and return

 

Why convertible bonds? Why now?

Authors: Mike Barry, ...

We believe an allocation to convertible bonds within a broader fixed income portfolio makes sense for several reasons, both structural and tactical. Key points Convertible bonds offer a...

 
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Rising rates are no panacea for corporate pensions: A case for increasing the...

Author: Amy Trainor, FSA, EA

Derisking by US corporate pension plans (reallocating from equities to long-duration bonds to better match liabilities) has been on hold in recent years, but could resume if funded ratios improve thanks to...

File under: New directions in liability-driven investing

 

Emerging resiliency: A closer look at attractive opportunities in EMs

Authors: Jamie Rice, CFA, ...

Following the US presidential election in November, emerging market (EM) equities swooned due to fears about the potential negative effects of protectionism, rising interest rates, and a stronger US dollar....

File under: Emerging markets: Active opportunities span asset classes

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