NEST announced today (15 May) that it has awarded a high yield bond mandate to J.P.Morgan Asset Management to further diversify members’ portfolios and offer attractive returns in an otherwise low-yielding fixed income environment.
Michael shares his thoughts on the US China trade war, Mexico tariffs and the US immigration policy.
Michael discusses US-China trade war in context, the outlook for prescription drug price legislation, and an updated ideological scorecard for 2020 Presidential candidates.
DC plans should consider adding multi-asset credit strategies to their default strategies
In lower cost, liquid vehicles, alternative risk premia strategies can strengthen a risk-return profile.
Adding credit exposure to defined contribution (DC) defaults via an unconstrained multi-asset credit fund has the potential to enhance risk-adjusted returns and improve outcomes for DC plan members.
Michael discusses this year’s Eye on the Market Energy paper. Topics include the unattainable objectives of the Green New Deal, an overview of the world’s de-carbonization challenges, Germany’s energy transition and Trump’s War on Science.
The Fed halted tightening and propelled equities to their fastest recovery ever following a bear market. This decision was made despite the lowest unemployment rate in 40 years. Does that make sense? Also, a possible deal with China.
Michael discusses how short covering, rather than real money, has driven the fastest recovery on record following a bear market, and looks ahead at slowing earnings growth.
For the first time in 20 years, markets will have to survive without support from central banks.