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Core Bond: No Time to Die

May 4, 2022

Following the bond market’s recent beating, term yields have already priced in aggressive Fed rate hikes, positioning core bonds to effectively diversify credit risk.

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Quantitative Equities: The Evolution of Factor Investing

April 29, 2022

An effective factor investing strategy should be both contextual and adaptable as markets change over time.

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De-risking: If Not Now, When?

April 28, 2022

Strong funded ratios and higher interest rates are prompting many corporate pension plan sponsors to shift assets to LDI strategies.

ESG and Securitization: Mind the Gap

March 22, 2022

In the drive for ESG investing, a gap has arisen between corporate bond and securitization markets. We see this as an opportunity to blaze new trails and influence better outcomes for investors, the environment and society.

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Financial conditions poised to tighten around markets

March 10, 2022

Should the Russia-Ukraine conflict persist, it would lead to further tightening of financial conditions but is unlikely to deter the Federal Reserve from a 25 basis point interest rate hike in March. Tighter conditions will slow economic growth at the margins and constrain financial markets over the short term, but not over the longer term.

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Russia invasion sparking volatility and inflation fears, but recovery remains on track

February 25, 2022
  • Economic recovery likely undeterred: Rising energy prices add risk to Europe’s recovery but are unlikely to derail the global economic recovery.
  • Expect further equity volatility: We see the strongest impacts in commodities, energy and financials, but focus should shift quickly to interest rates and supply-chain resolution.
  • Seeing value amid spread widening: We believe the impact of Russia’s actions on fixed income markets has largely played out, and any further widening in credit spreads could present opportunities.
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