All Currency articles

  • Spotlight on Sterling credit - Identifying opportunities
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    Spotlight on Sterling credit - Identifying opportunities

    2020-06-24T16:04:00Z By M&G Investments

    The strong recovery in sterling credit in Q2 can mask some underlying developments within the index, creating both risk and opportunity. Much of the current attractive credit premium at the overall index level may be attributed to a relatively small number of sectors and issuers, while in the current economic climate, even those sectors traditionally considered lower risk, may be more vulnerable than many investors think.

  • Have traditional safe havens lost their edge?
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    Have traditional safe havens lost their edge?

    2020-06-09T16:12:00Z By Aviva Investors

    COVID-19 has reminded investors of the importance of defensive positions within portfolios during times of stress. But are the ‘safe havens’ of the past still up to the task?

  • Trade is not the only drag on growth
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    Trade is not the only drag on growth

    2020-01-08T12:09:00Z By Columbia Threadneedle Investments

    Entering 2019, our main expectations were for slower growth, easier monetary policy globally and continuing pressure on bond yields. At a high level, that is how the year played out. But the path to those outcomes has at times surprised us.

  • EM Debt: Warding Off Headwinds with Active Management
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    EM Debt: Warding Off Headwinds with Active Management

    2019-11-12T16:54:00Z By Barings (Europe)

    In this Q&A, Barings’ Head of Global Sovereign Debt and Currencies, Ricardo Adroguè, addresses the many risks facing the global economy—specifically China, Argentina and the Middle East—and explains why a skilled active manager is critical to performance.

  • Invesco Special Report: Horizons 2020
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    Special Report: Horizons 2020

    2019-11-12T11:11:00Z By Invesco

    Investors face a formidable set of challenges in 2020. These include some that are already widely flagged and others that are insufficiently appreciated. Understanding these pitfalls is central to assessing investment prospects. It helps investors manage risk and sometimes, where these are overestimated, it can aid the pursuit of opportunities.

  • Global CDI portfolios: to hedge or not to hedge?
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    Global CDI portfolios: to hedge or not to hedge?

    2019-11-11T11:55:00Z By PIMCO

    In previous articles, we argued that globally focused and actively managed core CDI portfolios could help UK DB schemes better meet future liabilities. However, given that the very objective of CDI portfolios is to generate predictable cash flows, the issue of currency management becomes crucial. Here, we explore various hedging strategies that schemes can employ and assess their effectiveness in delivering predictable cash flows in sterling.

  • Making a Difference - Why ESG is Essential for Successful Investing in Emerging Markets Debt
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    Making a Difference - Why ESG is Essential for Successful Investing in Emerging Markets Debt

    2019-11-11T11:18:00Z By Mondrian Investment Partners

    The case for Emerging Markets Debt (EMD) is well-founded. Compared to developed markets fixed income, it offers higher yields whilst at the same time providing the benefit of additional diversification. Investors can choose to allocate to external debt, issued in a hard currency such as the US dollar or euro, or local currency debt issued in the issuer’s own currency; they can also choose to allocate to sovereign or corporate issuers.

  • Fx Options Are Poised For Growth
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    FX Options Are Poised For Growth

    2019-11-07T09:52:00Z By CME Group Inc.

    A renewed focus on electronic trading is essential to fuel longer term FX options growth.

  • Q3 2019 -  Emerging Markets Debt Monitor
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    Q3 2019 - Emerging Markets Debt Monitor

    2019-11-05T16:08:00Z By Eaton Vance

    Emerging markets debt (EMD) performance was negative in Q3. The local sovereign index was down slightly due to the strong USD and negative sentiment around the Argentinean election. External debt indices performed better, though this was driven entirely by the decline in UST yields. EM Equities had a weak quarter due to concerns around growth and trade.

  • Emerging Markets Debt: Taking a Hard (Currency) Stance
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    Emerging Markets Debt: Taking a Hard (Currency) Stance

    2019-10-24T10:23:00Z By Barings (Europe)

    EMD performance was muted in Q3, but valuations remain attractive and emerging economies are growing at a measured pace. We continue to favor hard currency assets, which are benefitting from lower rate expectations.

  • Infrastructure Debt: Steady Activity, Lingering Macro Doubts
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    Infrastructure Debt: Steady Activity, Lingering Macro Doubts

    2019-10-24T10:06:00Z By Barings (Europe)

    Despite the expected seasonal summer slowdown, infrastructure debt financing deals remained steady overall in the third quarter of 2019—with strong activity in the U.S. and Canada, and slightly slowing activity in Europe, with a cautious eye toward Brexit.

  • Appraising home bias exposure
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    Appraising home bias exposure

    2019-10-22T15:43:00Z By FTSE Russell

    Studies have shown that pension funds have inherent biases to their domestic markets within their equity allocations. In this paper, FTSE Russell seeks to understand the impact of home bias in the equity allocations of five large pension fund markets—the US, UK, Japan, Canada, and Australia—by examining the extent of their home biases and analyzing their effects over a 12-year period.

  • Why climate change also matters for government bond investing
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    Why climate change also matters for government bond investing

    2019-10-21T15:41:00Z By FTSE Russell

    Henry Odogwu, Head of the asset owner group Europe at FTSE Russell discusses how European asset owners are looking to extend environmental, governance and social (ESG) considerations beyond equity into fixed income

  • Monthly Market Monitor - October 2019
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    Monthly Market Monitor - October 2019

    2019-10-18T16:13:00Z By Eaton Vance

    Eaton Vance Monthly Market Monitor presents a concise review of economic and asset class data through clear and impactful charts. Providing timely information across a broad array of markets and investment topics, this guide serves as a helpful resource in providing connectivity between changing market events and implications for investor portfolios.

  • The Survivability of the Euro - Part II: Analysis, Analogies and Antecedents
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    The Survivability of the Euro - Part II: Analysis, Analogies and Antecedents

    2019-10-18T16:08:00Z By Invesco

    Invesco’s Future of Europe series aims to address some of the most pressing questions surrounding the euro, the eurozone (EZ) and the European Union (EU). Grounded in economic and political reality and drawing on both theory and experience, it seeks to provide investors with an informed and practical framework for assessment and decision-making.

  • How The Dollar Explains the State of the World
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    How The Dollar Explains the State of the World

    2019-10-18T10:34:00Z By Barings (Europe)

    The global economy may be changing more slowly than you might think. How the dollar continues to serve as the global currency standard and what it tells is about the economy and the world.

  • Fourth Quarter 2019 Outlook
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    Fourth Quarter 2019 Outlook

    2019-10-04T09:15:00Z By PGIM Fixed Income

    In this edition of our quarterly outlook, Robert Tipp, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist explains that the secular conditions that fueled the recent gains in fixed income haven’t changed and, in fact, could intensify going forward in “Policy Uncertainty—Perfect for Bonds.” Next, Nathan Sheets, PhD, Chief Economist and Head of Macroeconomic Research, looks at the divide between the global manufacturing and services sectors in “Assessing the Two-Track Global Economy—Manufacturing vs. Services.”

  • September Macro Dashboard
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    September Macro Dashboard

    2019-09-30T14:42:00Z By Barings (Europe)

    Global leading indicators ticked up slightly in August, but remain in contraction territory. While global growth has slowed, risks are tilted to the downside. The mounting toll of higher trade costs, decreased investment and dwindling confidence are weighing on growth.

  • Forecasting Combination: An Application For Exchange Rates
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    Forecasting Combination: An Application For Exchange Rates

    2019-09-30T10:57:00Z By Amundi Asset Management

    This paper tries to forecast exchange rates by comparing forecasting methods that take into account cointegration and methods that do not. The first finding is that taking into account cointegration provides better forecasting results.

  • Five U.S. Dollar Themes to Watch
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    Five U.S. Dollar Themes to Watch

    2019-09-27T10:25:00Z By T. Rowe Price

    The U.S. dollar has proved resilient so far this year despite the U.S. economy slowing. Quentin Fitzsimmons outlines the five key themes that we believe investors should now monitor.