fixed interest

CIO Profiles
James Marlay

There is an amazing breadth of opportunity in global fixed income, with many investors not realizing the sheer volume of trading that takes place and the size of bond markets – even here in Australia. I sat down with Ben Alexander from Ardea Investment Management to discuss his ongoing fascination... Show More

Jay Sivapalan

As we look forward to 2019, we see further divergence of what the US Federal Reserve (Fed) will be doing relative to other central banks in terms of tightening the various forms of monetary policy that have been employed over the last decade. The Fed will continue to tighten monetary... Show More

Stuart Dear

Economic growth in most countries continues to print at or above trend. The slack in economies created during the GFC and its aftershocks (Europe in 2011, emerging economies in 2015) is finally being eliminated. Whereas in each of the last few years there was considerable uncertainty about whether central banks... Show More

Damien Wood

Risk management, or the lack of it, is usually the key difference between the fortunes of banks when times get tough. History books are full of evidence of what went wrong after a financial calamity. That’s the easy part. The hard part is to foresee the problems. The high level... Show More

Pendal Group

We believe market volatility is set to expand significantly in the near term. Investors are growing more and more disillusioned with the rhetoric of unqualified optimism. Things are not getting better and because of failed expectations, the threat of a concerted risk asset sell-off climbs higher. Show More

Bell Potter

The strength and depth of the Australian corporate bond market is reinforced by one of the world’s biggest and most profitable companies undertaking the largest issue of non-financial corporate debt since BHP in October 2012. With bond issues currently in USD, EUR, GBP, JPY and CHF, Apple is seeking to... Show More

Livewire News

“The worries about a bond bear market are massively overblown” that was the message at the recent BTIM investment forum from Vimal Gor, Head of Income & Fixed Interest. Gor believes global bond yields will stay low and global interest rates will not rise materially over the medium term. Using... Show More

Livewire Equities

Roger Montgomery provides this summation of why rising bond yields resulted in volatility in equity valuations. "If a picture tells a thousand words then the picture being painted by these graphs is a gloomy one for those fully invested or those levered into recent asset purchases. Rising interest rates on... Show More