Fixed income

Mar 26, 2020

Global_assetsAssets in regulated open-ended fund assets worldwide increased 3.1% to €52.7 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to figures published by the European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama).

Mar 03, 2020

Tiananmen_squareJP Morgan has begun adding China’s government bonds to its Government Bond Index Emerging Markets (GBI-EM).

Feb 25, 2020

Face_maskBond managers in Europe are digesting the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, where the government bonds market has seen significant buying in recent months.

Jan 14, 2020

Emerging_marketsThe prospects of select emerging markets, especially in Europe and Asia, rank high relative to other asset classes, says Michael Kruger, investment analyst at Morningstar Investment Management South Africa.

Dec 12, 2019

Romil_PatelInvestors will often build a portion of bonds into their portfolio to offset uncertain economic, political or global times, such as now, where safe investments are a key part of a well-balanced portfolio.

Dec 12, 2019

Asian_foodIn 2019, global money poured into assets perceived to be safe, from US Treasuries to gold. Much of the flight towards quality trades has been driven by the escalating trade war between the US and China, writes Romil Patel.

Dec 12, 2019

Chris_AldersonHaving a balanced portfolio in the midst of the longest expansion in history is an investment imperative, Chris Alderson, co-head of global equity and head of international equity at T Rowe Price International, tells Romil Patel.

Dec 10, 2019

Islamic_bankingJapan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has struck a partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to develop and promote green and sustainable sukuk, the Islamic equivalent of bonds.

Dec 10, 2019

AustralasiaGarreth Innes has been promoted as the head of Australian fixed income at Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), the firm has announced.

Dec 02, 2019

ESGGovernment bonds make up much of the fixed income universe, but this is a problem for bondholders as environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors for countries are less developed than for corporates.

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Executive Interviews

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Roundtable: How well geared are Japanese assets for a new world?

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As we prepare to emerge from Covid, experts look at overcoming demographic issues through a combination of good tech and corporate governance, improving productivity and meeting an ambitious government carbon emissions reduction target. Chaired by Romil Patel.

Hong Kong roundtable: Increasing China’s prominence as an asset class

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Our line-up of experts in Hong Kong considers the importance of fixed income ETFs, sustainability and the prospects of increasing China in the indices. Chaired by Romil Patel.