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  • The case for US High-Yield bonds

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    Could this time be different? The case for US High-Yield bonds

    2022-11-29T14:01:00Z

    For fixed income markets, 2022 has been a transformative year, marking the end of 15 years of low interest rates and opening the door to the first global inflationary surge in 40 years.

  • Meeting investors’ needs in Emerging Markets Fixed Income

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    Meeting investors’ needs in Emerging Markets Fixed Income

    2022-11-23T12:52:00Z

    Over the last four decades, emerging fixed income markets have become a mainstay of many global investment portfolios. These markets present investors and benchmark providers with a unique set of challenges and themes that directly inform index design.

  • Solving the sustainable investment challenge

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    Solving the sustainable investment challenge

    2022-11-16T10:39:00Z

    The sustainability imperative is adding an extra layer of complexity to investment management. Investors are increasingly turning to tailored solutions.

  • COP27 Net Zero Atlas

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    COP27 Net Zero Atlas

    2022-11-14T11:27:00Z

    Our Cop27 Net Zero Atlas builds on our inaugural report to systematically assess climate targets and mitigation strategies of G20 countries’. It also includes analysis of physical climate risk exposure for each G20 country for the first time.

  • Partnership matters when benchmarking climate change

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    Partnership matters when benchmarking climate change

    2022-11-10T11:48:00Z

    The UK currently offers an example of what happens when those in charge of an economy are unable to stick to a clear plan. Markets wobble, investment flows dry up and consumer confidence suffers.

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    US small caps flex muscle in the October relief rally

    2022-11-09T11:44:00Z

    After leading the global equity selloff earlier this year, US small caps have begun showing signs of life since summer, riding the periodic bursts of optimism about the outlook for inflation and hopes for some let-up in future Fed rate hikes. Albeit brief, these glimmers of small-cap vigor suggest how the tides of investor favor might flow once the pivot does come and/or risk appetite improves more resolutely.

  • Fixed Income Insights, MONTHLY REPORT - NOVEMBER 2022

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    Fixed Income Insights - Monthly Reports, November 2022

    2022-11-03T15:21:00Z

    Returns for G7 government bonds ended flat or modestly lower in October after a very volatile September. The performance of UK gilts markedly turned around when another newly appointed government restored confidence in financial markets. Euro and US high yield credits outperformed their investment grade peers.

  • Investment precision for corporate bond investors- Russell Fixed Income Indices

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    Investment precision for corporate bond investors: Russell Fixed Income Indices

    2022-11-02T11:45:00Z

    FTSE Russell has created the new Russell 3000® Fixed Income Index and corresponding Russell 1000® Fixed Income and Russell 2000® Fixed Income sub-indices. 

  • US MBS Agency Performance October 2022- MBS finishes weakly after earlier impressive rebound copy

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    US MBS Agency Performance October 2022: MBS finishes weakly after earlier impressive rebound

    2022-11-02T09:59:00Z

    Just when the MBS Agency market seemed destined for a winning month, Halloween arrived and wiped out those good efforts and another losing month was posted.

  • Slowdown or recession? Canadian yield curve signals recession

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    Slowdown or recession? Canadian yield curve signals recession

    2022-11-01T10:56:00Z

    The Canadian 10/2s bond yield curve has been deeply inverted since July 2022 as the Bank of Canada stepped up interest rate increases to control soaring inflation, alongside the US Federal Reserve and other major central banks. As a result, the slope for both the Canadian and US bond yield curves are close to converging to about minus 60 basis points for the 10/2s.

  • Why did the Brazilian Real and Mexican Peso outperform the super-strong US dollar this year?

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    Why did the Brazilian Real and Mexican Peso outperform the super-strong US dollar this year?

    2022-10-28T10:48:00Z

    Brazilian real and Mexican peso are the only major currencies that have outperformed the strong US dollar YTD September 30, 2022. By the end of Q3 this year, Brazilian real and Mexican peso have gained 2.9% and 1.7% relative to the US dollar, respectively, both helped by the rally in Q1. Even in Q3, which saw a brutal sell-off in almost all currencies except the dollar, peso and real have managed the smallest losses of 0.2-2.9%. 

  • Fixed income indices- From benchmark to investment solution

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    Fixed income indices: From benchmark to investment solution

    2022-10-27T11:39:00Z

    Increasingly fixed income indices are being seen as an investment solution, given the steady growth of passive funds and ETFs in the fixed income space. The combination of the downward pressure on fees and a lack of performance differential for active funds means that passive AUM is starting to overtake active AUM.