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February 22, 2019

Should investors worry about the maturity wall?
The U.S corporate debt market has had a solid start to the year, with U.S Investment Grade (IG) bonds up 2.7% and U.S. High Yield up 5.4%. Looking ahead, however, investors will be faced with a wave of maturing bonds, also known as a maturity wall. As we highlight in this week’s chart, the next four years will see $4.7 trillion of bonds mature across both IG and speculative-grade debt markets.
 


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Maturity wall for corporate debt

USD billions

Wage growth has strengthened in recent months

Source: S&P Global, J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Maturity wall is the amount of principal debt maturing for investment and speculative grade debt. Data are as of February 19, 2019.

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