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Plotting a course for stable income in volatile markets

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

While opportunities exist in both liquid and illiquid credit, investors should be heeded to fit a guardrail, as stormier conditions loom on the horizon. From accessing the illiquidity premium to applying overlays to global liquid credit, Andrew Jackson, Head of Fixed Income at Hermes Investment

Published: 19 March 2018

Business Area: Markets

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

European loans review and outlook

Published by : M&G Investments

Historically low volatility as seen in 2017 may not persist and with other markets apparently priced for perfection, the spreads and secured status of loans may offer a more reliable source of income in the year ahead.

Published: 05 March 2018

Business Area: Markets

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Is your income fund as safe as you think?

Published by : Old Mutual Global Investors

All is not quiet in equity markets, and investors need to be aware of hidden risks according to Ian Heslop, head of global equities and manager of the Old Mutual US Equity Income Fund and Justin wells, strategist, global equities.

Published: 19 February 2018

Business Area: Equities

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Rating: 1 people found this useful

Ensuring a smooth de-risking journey

Published by : Willis Towers Watson

Welcome to Willis Towers Watson's 2018 de-risking report. This report provides a look back at activity in the market during 2017 and an overview of what we consider to be the key themes for 2018 in order to help schemes ensure a smooth de-risking journey on a potentially bumpy road ahead.

Published: 25 January 2018

Business Area: Markets

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Rating: 2 people found this useful

How should investors view credit markets

Published by : M&G Investments

After a strong showing since Q1 2016, investors may be well advised to take a closer look at what the credit markets are offering.

Published: 11 January 2018

Business Area: Markets

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Comparing the investment cases for European and US leveraged loans

Published by : M&G Investments

Leveraged loans offer investors a broad and relatively liquid market of private, sub-investment grade debt that can deliver attractive returns with lower volatility compared with public markets. The investment opportunity set is global, but it is important that investors understand the differences

Published: 11 January 2018

Business Area: Markets

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

2018 Investment Outlook

Published by : Invesco

The surging markets of the past year have taken place against a backdrop of macro developments whose long-term impact on the world economy has yet to be realized: uncertainty regarding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, potential tax reform in the US, North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing,

Published: 05 January 2018

Business Area: Investments

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Rating: 6 people found this useful

Latest from Lyxor: Markets in feverish, but resilient, mood

Published by : Lyxor

The markets were in a feverish, but largely resilient, mood last week, with several rotations unfolding at the same time. Investors now seem to be pricing in Chinese economic growth falling to 6.2%, and this took a toll on emerging markets and metals. Meanwhile, the next stage of Fed normalisation

Published: 11 December 2017

Business Area: Markets

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Looking into 2018 with Hermes

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

2018 is likely to be an unusual year for markets. So far in 2017, the MSCI world index is up some 18% and stands on a P/E of just over 21x. We are now in the 9th year of the bull run since the trough of 2008. By all traditional measures, market participants would expect a correction at some stage,

Published: 15 November 2017

Business Area: Markets

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Tomorrow’s Inflation: The Market’s Verdict

Published by : Legg Mason Global Asset Management

In today's financial markets, all eyes are on the Federal Reserve, and the pace of its decisions about its target interest rates.

Published: 29 September 2017

Business Area: Markets

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)