If there were any doubt only a few days ago, there should be none at all now - that even incrementally more restrictive monetary policy by the Federal Reserve is a danger in a very slow growth world.
We take a look at absolute return bond funds, and explore how a strategic approach could better protect capital without sacrificing growth.
Savvy investors are constantly looking for new ways to diversify their portfolios, and the ongoing search has led many to look at insurance-linked securities (ILS). We look at one of the key questions surrounding the asset class.
With growth having rebounded in the second quarter and inflation forecast to rise above 1% in 2016, we believe the Bank of England looks set to raise interest rates early next year.
The Greek referendum over the weekend returned a resounding “no” to Europe’s bailout offer. With 61.3% voting ‘no’, Prime Minister Tsipras has arguably increased his support compared to the 36% won in the last legislative election. In our view, the referendum result dramatically increases the risk of Grexit to around 75% due to the large number of obstacles that stand in the way of a new bailout.
In isolation, Puerto Rico's credit deterioration is unlikely to lead to broader systemic risk.
We assess the outcome of the latest meeting of the US Federal Open Markets Committee and how it affects the likely timing of the first interest rate rise.
Fixed Income Fund Manager, Gareth Isaac, discusses the recent bond market volatility and its implications for investors over the longer term.
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