Yield in Europe is increasingly hard to come by, but with the European Central Bank (ECB) expected to ease monetary policy, should investors maintain their fixed income positioning?
In this paper, we (1) discuss the key considerations for insurers when allocating to alternatives and (2) make the case for core alternatives strategies.
In this article, we (1) discuss the key considerations for insurers when allocating to alternatives and (2) make the case for core alternatives strategies, which can provide stable income and low total return volatility.
What investors should consider
We cut the chances of recession to 25% after a thaw in the trade war and a year of rate cuts; our forecast is for sub trend growth. Favored sectors include emerging market local currency debt and higher rated short-duration securitized credit.
In this paper, we assess the potential risks associated with such a strategy by stressing capital requirements using spread-implied ratings.