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In corporate credit markets, our strategic views are neutral-to-modestly negative. However, our positioning has remained modestly overweight given generally positive tactical views.

Fixed income snapshot desk views: credit spreads have continued to tighten

Published date: November 2017

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Don't miss out on the return potential from emerging market currency.

Emerging markets: harnessing currency returns

Published date: November 2017

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Matt Merritt shares his view of the Australian market, global equity markets and managing portfolio risk.

The great investment conundrum

Published date: October 2017

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In our latest quarterly report, our experts offer their views on the trends and prospects for global fixed income and currency markets - covering assets including government bonds, credit, emerging market debt, loans, asset-backed securities and currency.

Quarterly fixed income and currency review and outlook

Published date: October 2017

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Recent economic data and central bank activity present a reasonable backdrop for risk assets, and we expect government bonds to remain an effective diversifier for now. In this paper, we set out our current views on markets, and explain our approach to multi-asset investing.

Asset class review: thoughts on what markets are telling us and how to position a multi-asset portfolio

Published date: October 2017

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As key global central banks tentatively turn toward monetary policy normalisation, the prospect of a prolonged period of rising interest rates has left some investors questioning the merits of retaining an exposure to fixed income.

Managing interest rate risk with an absolute return approach

Published date: September 2017

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Asia has transformed over the last twenty years, using the lessons of the crisis to reduce economic and financial vulnerabilities. As China moves to further liberalise its economy the region will face new hurdles, but it is more firmly positioned today than in the years before the crisis.

Twenty years on: how the Asian crisis created the foundations for today

Published date: August 2017

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This is an opportunity to hear from Matthew Merritt, Head of Multi-Asset Strategy Team, who will update you on our views about the evolving economic and market environment and outline how these developments are shaping your diversified growth.

IBOF strategy review and outlook: Q2 2017

Published date: July 2017

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In this 15 minute session, Colm McDonagh, our Head of Emerging Market Debt will discuss what has happened to emerging market classes over the second quarter of the year.

Emerging market review and outlook : Q2 2017

Published date: July 2017

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In this 15 minute discussion, our Senior Market Strategist David Jamieson will discuss interest rates, inflation, z-spreads, real yields and other news.

LDI review and outlook : Q2 2017

Published date: July 2017

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Multi-asset funds became popular in the wake of the financial crisis as investors looked for new ways to generate growth with less volatility and greater protection against large falls relative to equities, the traditional growth asset of choice for pension funds. However, over recent years, we have experienced strong equity and bond bull markets. How do you assess the performance and role of multi-asset funds against that background?

Assessing the impact of multi-asset funds

Published date: July 2017

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US auto loan markets have attracted recent attention due to rising delinquencies. However, we believe there is little potential for systemic risk in the structured credit and private lending markets, and we expect market weakness to be contained.

US subprime auto loans: systemic risk or contained weakness?

Published date: June 2017

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As evidenced by Brexit and the election of Donald Trump last year, anti-establishment sentiment is growing globally. What is driving this change?

Global Geopolitics: uncertainty and disruption by George Friedman

Published date: May 2017

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On 28 March 2017, President Trump signed the Energy Independence Policy Executive Order that directed the US Environmental Protection Agency to roll back some elements of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP).

What does president Trump's energy independence policy mean for investors?

Published date: April 2017

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