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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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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: July 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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The second quarter was dominated by political events, with the risks of a global trade war growing through the quarter. We examine these events and how they impact the outlook for pension funds.

US pension market: Review of trends in US pension and financial markets in Q2 2018 and outlook

Published date: July 2018

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In government bond markets, our bias has been moving from underweight duration closer to neutral duration in Europe and the US. We have a preference for US government bonds relative to Europe.

Fixed income snapshot desk views

Published date: June 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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By Don Tapscott

What if there was not just an internet of information but an internet of value? Assets can be transferred for the first time peer-to-peer without an intermediary. This is ‘blockchain’.

Blockchain revolution: the internet of value

Published date: June 2018

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We believe the trade finance market is emerging as a compelling private debt opportunity for institutional investors seeking sources of higher risk-adjusted returns. We look at how they can seek to exploit the growing funding gap faced by businesses worldwide.

The trillion-dollar trade finance opportunity

Published date: May 2018

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Investors have had a good run over the past few years investing in fixed income markets, thanks to a secular decline in interest rates and a cyclical compression in credit spreads. However, the environment in 2018 and beyond may favor more sophisticated active approaches, such as flexible ‘best ideas’ strategies.

The end of goldilocks? Navigating tight credit valuations and rising yields

Published date: May 2018

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Many pension plans are currently faced with the challenge of negative cashflows at the same time they are attempting to meet their liquidity requirements and close their funding gaps. a greater focus on managing plan liquidity with a cashflow driven strategy can be used to increase the certainty of near-to-medium term outcomes.

CDI - Improving the certainty of your outcome: facing the challenge of negative cashflows

Published date: May 2018

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Putting principles into practice | Read our latest report which explains how our responsible investment approach has shaped our fixed income, equities and farmland investments in 2017, and our plan for the future.

Annual report on responsible investment 2018

Published date: April 2018

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We have developed a new climate risk model to help investors better understand the risks and opportunities that climate change
introduces to their corporate bond portfolios.

A new climate risk model for corporate debt

Published date: March 2018

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It has been a challenging period for currency managers. A primary factor that used to drive currency markets - relative interest rates indicating a change in relative economic strength - failed as a predictor of US dollar performance in 2017.

Currency markets - changing the investment model

Published date: February 2018

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