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Discover the latest insights from our investment professionals as they plot a course through global investment markets.

Mapping markets: review and outlook

Published date: November 2018

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In this short film we share key aspects of our differentiated approach to responsible investment.

Video: Insight’s approach to responsible investment

Published date: November 2018

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In rates markets, we have a modest underweight duration bias in the US and Europe. We continue to hold relative-value longs in Australia against the US (where we are reaching our performance targets) and Germany. In our absolute return bond portfolios, we have reduced our long duration position in the US against Germany. We have added a modest long in Spain versus Germany, as we now fundamentally see Spain as more of a semi-core than peripheral eurozone credit. In credit markets, we generally have a tactically positive outlook, with our slight short bias to euro investment grade credit the main exception. Our largest overweight biases are in sterling investment grade and credit default swaps (CDS).

Fixed income snapshot desk views

Published date: November 2018

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The significant increase in the fiscal deficit at the same time as the Fed are unwinding their QE program, poses one risk to growth.

Quarterly fixed income and currency review and outlook

Published date: October 2018

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Pension fund liability hedging demand for stripped Treasury bonds continues to run at elevated levels, boosted by improving funded levels and a surge in contributions before the September 15 deadline for higher tax deduction savings. In this quarter’s issue we discuss reasons why plan sponsors may want to consider Treasury futures instead.

US pension market: Review of trends in US pension and financial markets in Q3 2018 and outlook

Published date: October 2018

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Should high yield investors worry about the BBB overhang?

High yield investing

Published date: October 2018

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Insight believes that bridge lending can offer higher credit quality exposure than private debt markets (such as middle-market lending) and stronger structural protections than traditional corporate bonds.

A bridge to higher quality private debt

Published date: October 2018

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With valuations across bond and equity markets now stretched, investors are looking for different ways to generate returns.

Alternatives to hedge funds in the liquid alternative space

Published date: October 2018

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Should investors be worried about global inflation? We examine the short and long-term factors currently impacting inflation data.

Inflation outlook focus: global inflation

Published date: September 2018

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Implications for defined benefit plan sponsors.

BBBs: separating the wheat from the chaff

Published date: September 2018

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Embracing a more benchmark-agnositic approach has the potential to help investors maximize their returns from credit, through income-focused and total return credit strategies. 

The fix for fixed income

Published date: August 2018

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Emerging market debt (EMD) has endured a challenging year-to-date, leading investors to question whether this is merely a correction following a strong two-year performance spell, or the start of something bigger. We believe technical factors have driven the sell-off, and that emerging markets remain fundamentally sound – meaning now is a good time to consider adding exposure.

Emerging market debt: putting this sell-off into context

Published date: July 2018

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Equity and credit markets show strong signs of exuberance, and the clock is ticking on a potential reversal of recent trends. We believe that investors should be considering risk re-allocation strategies.

Exuberant markets

Published date: June 2018

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By Peter Turchin

History shows us that ‘eras of good feelings’ are followed by ‘ages of discord’. The first age of discord in the USA coincided with the American Civil War and my research overwhelmingly shows we are entering a second.

The history of the near future: what does history tell us about our Age of Discord?

Published date: June 2018

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