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The return of the Brexit saga

The return of the Brexit saga

🕔07:43, 23.Sep 2020

Like a long-running TV series, the latest season of the Brexit saga brings new drama and tension. Like all good drama, there are twists and turns in the plot, unclear motivations of key characters, complexity and new set-piece showdowns. Last

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Accessing Dislocated Corporate Credit in Emerging Markets

Accessing Dislocated Corporate Credit in Emerging Markets

🕔15:18, 18.Sep 2020

Over the last five months, market participants have been following the COVID-19 pandemic as it has evolved into a global health crisis and forced various forms of lockdown across the world. The next 12-18 months …

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What’s the impact of Covid-19 on ESG investing?

What’s the impact of Covid-19 on ESG investing?

🕔14:31, 16.Sep 2020

As the world starts to look beyond crisis management and focus returns to non-coronavirus-related objectives, improved regulation could become an unexpected ESG benefit of the pandemic. Back in 2019, all the signs were that 2020 was set to be THE

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How we’re tackling Brazilian deforestation

How we’re tackling Brazilian deforestation

🕔07:41, 10.Sep 2020

Forest fires are harming both Brazil’s environment and its sovereign investment credibility. As bondholders, we’re taking action and driving engagement with policymakers to help preserve the country’s unique rainforest resource, which in turn supports its creditworthiness. 

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High yield update

High yield update

🕔11:36, 13.Aug 2020

High-yield bonds often deliver strong returns following a period of crisis – why is that and will it happen in the wake of COVID-19? Due to a higher-risk nature of its constituents (including the greater risk of default), the high-yield

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How three policy responses impact bank balance sheets

How three policy responses impact bank balance sheets

🕔15:18, 3.Jul 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic triggered a wave of support to keeps banks functioning efficiently and economies ticking over through lockdowns. We look at what action has been taken and its impact on the health of the banking sector.

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Coco fundamentals line up for success

Coco fundamentals line up for success

🕔08:08, 26.Feb 2020

Investors have become familiar with frequent headlines on the latest regulations being implemented by European banks to improve their fundamentals. Should a slowing of this newsflow arouse concern? We believe the answer is …

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Superior yield in a dislocated world

Superior yield in a dislocated world

🕔12:48, 21.Feb 2020

Cocos in 2020  In our view, growth appears to have reached an inflection point and is showing signs of a stabilisation, central bank policy remains extremely accommodative and recessionary risks are abating. However, we also see a world where corporate

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EM debt: Our 2020 view

EM debt: Our 2020 view

🕔13:28, 5.Feb 2020

After a positive year of returns in 2019, what are your expectations for the asset class going into 2020? 2019 proved to be a positive year for emerging market (EM) assets, particularly those denominated in USD. Returns were robust despite

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2020 Global Investment Outlook

2020 Global Investment Outlook

🕔08:56, 11.Dec 2019

Executive summary Global growth is near a point of positive inflection and recession fears should ease. The easing in financial conditions, moderation in the drag on growth from the US-China ‘trade war’ and credit and policy-supported stabilisation of the Chinese

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US leveraged loans – behind the scenes

US leveraged loans – behind the scenes

🕔15:33, 26.Nov 2019

 The US leveraged loan market has proven to be, until recently, resilient, despite facing a challenging environment over the past few years. Outflows from the retail component of the US leveraged loan market have been incessant for the past year,

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The macroeconomic and political backdrop is highly uncertain as investors face the final quarter of the year.

The macroeconomic and political backdrop is highly uncertain as investors face the final quarter of the year.

🕔07:46, 7.Nov 2019

Asset Allocation Navigator Fourth quarter 2019 Central banks cutting interest rates helps, but can’t fully offset the drag on growth from tariffs and trade policy uncertainty. The ‘skinny’ trade deal between the US and China suspends a planned tariff increase in mid-October, but

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Structured credit: Direct from the desk

Structured credit: Direct from the desk

🕔14:47, 28.Oct 2019

Structured credit has gone through a significant evolution over the past 10-years to emerge as a stable, well-regulated and, in our view, attractively priced asset class. With a more defensive profile than corporate credit, combined with compelling premiums, the asset

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50 days from the hell of a hard Brexit

50 days from the hell of a hard Brexit

🕔14:03, 14.Feb 2019

Britain appears to be sleepwalking towards a sticky end as the Brexit cli edge looms large. At least the outlook is brighter across the Atlantic, while a possible bottoming in China lifts risk assets. Soft economic data in the eurozone

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Emerging markets and ESG: The challenge, the response and the opportunity

Emerging markets and ESG: The challenge, the response and the opportunity

🕔14:04, 23.Jan 2019

The carbon-based model of industrialisation is coming to an end. Emerging market governments have the opportunity to become trailblazers for the next era, one where ESG will play a pivotal role. The scale of the task and its urgency has

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Waiting for ‘Bolso’

Waiting for ‘Bolso’

🕔11:02, 5.Nov 2018

Emerging Markets Debt Update Global equities suffered last week as the release of minutes from the 25–26 September Federal Reserve (Fed) policy meeting were deemed marginally hawkish, leading to a sharp reversal higher in rates on the evening of the

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ESG and fixed income:

ESG and fixed income:

🕔15:03, 18.Oct 2018

The time is now? Bond investors have lagged their equity counterparts in integrating ESG considerations into portfolios. But with ESG occupying a bigger role in credit ratings, and investors showing more willingness to engage with issuers, the fixed income sector

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Catalysts for alternative strategies

Catalysts for alternative strategies

🕔13:02, 15.Sep 2018

Evolution and reversals  The peaks of the early 80s gave way to a compression trend for US Treasury yields that has lasted until very recently. This span of almost four decades – which covers the whole career of most active

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Pain in Argentina – Emerging Markets Update

Pain in Argentina – Emerging Markets Update

🕔13:02, 15.Sep 2018

Weekly Update Developed market equities continued their march higher this week, with the S&P reaching new highs amidst positive earnings and optimism around a potential NAFTA breakthrough. When looking at developed markets performance, one could be forgiven for thinking all

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Positioning on the Right Side

Positioning on the Right Side

🕔13:02, 15.Sep 2018

 Investment Grade Debt Update  The volatility in EM, Italy and Brexit are all likely to contribute to volatility in the coming months, selecting your hedges prudently and positioning on the on the right side of these events will be crucial.

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Crap-onomics

Crap-onomics

🕔19:02, 2.Sep 2018

EM continues to be in the driving seat with respect to broader market direction, with investor positioning in the spotlight. With financial markets in mid-summer mode, photographs from Venezuela this week served as a stark reminder of what can happen

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Emerging Market Debt Update

Emerging Market Debt Update

🕔19:02, 2.Sep 2018

No release Emerging market (EM) assets remained under pressure this week as Turkey refused to release Pastor Brunson amid the ongoing spat with the US. Italy also emerged as a source of concern for investors, with the Genoa motorway tragedy

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Investment Grade Debt Update

Investment Grade Debt Update

🕔11:02, 29.Jul 2018

If Brexit is Dead..! A strong US dollar has been the principal feature in global financial markets over the course of the past week. During the past quarter, we have seen US growth accelerate compared to moderation elsewhere and this

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Pasta La Vista Baby

Pasta La Vista Baby

🕔09:02, 6.Jul 2018

 Investors remain on edge as trade tensions, market technicals and upcoming elections weigh in on sentiment Major bond market yields were little changed over the past week, with investors seeming to shrug off growing trade worries, as the Trump administration

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Spotlight on emerging market corporate credit

Spotlight on emerging market corporate credit

🕔09:02, 6.Jul 2018

ESG integration in action ‘Who cares wins’. David Jones, the CEO of Havas Worldwide, wrote this book six years ago explaining why the most successful businesses in the future will be the ones that are most socially responsible. However, when

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