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Key issues for bond investors supported from research across fixed income sectors.
Themes and implications from the most recent Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Investment Quarterly
Due to a decrease in rates, funded status fell 2.7% this month from 88.1% to 85.4%.
A slew of fundamental developments over the week suggests the macroeconomic backdrop continues to deteriorate, and yet bond markets are still generating strong returns across not only safe havens but also risk assets. Can this momentum persist into Sept.
Given our view that the global economy is just as likely to contract as expand over the next three-to-six months, is it now time to position fixed income portfolios more defensively?
Investment grade and high yield credit in emerging markets have delivered divergent performance over the summer. Could this trend reverse, or is investor caution warranted in the high yield space?
Investment grade credit has been a standout performer in 2019. Given the ongoing macro uncertainty and recent spread tightening, can the rally continue?
Themes and implications from the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Investment Quarterly