Category Archives: Fixed-Income Management

Register to Attend the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference

Registration is open for the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 21–24 May 2017. Read More

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Predicting Bond Default Rates: Martin Fridson’s Method

Most projected high-yield bond default rates in the marketplace, asserts Martin S. Fridson, CFA, are based on a calculation method that is wrong for a number of reasons. Read More

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Best Practices in Pension Fund Management: The Canadian Model

What is the highly acclaimed Canadian public pension fund model, and can its methods be translated to other countries? Read More

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Confused, Yet Convinced: The Market View of Financial Technology

AirBnB has no real estate. Uber has no drivers. Will the investment services of the future have no money? Read More

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Essential Reading for Investing in a Changing World

Mark Harrison, CFA, shares insights for #CFAInvest delegates ready to explore the risks, opportunities, and challenges facing the global investment profession. Read More

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Fixed Income in Emerging Markets: 2016 Bill of Health

Jason Voss, CFA, assesses three factors to understand the current bill of health for emerging market fixed-income investments. Read More

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Integrating ESG Considerations with Fixed Income

The traditional investment approach to fixed income links the credit risk of a security to financial metrics like profitability, leverage, and productivity. But modern responsible investing goes beyond that. It also integrates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics for a more complete risk assessment. Read More

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Emerging Market Debt: An Asset Class Coming of Age

Despite recent downturns in some emerging markets, Kristin Ceva, CFA, remains bullish on a number of emerging market countries. Read More

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Fixed-Income Investing at the End of Time (or at Least at the End of the Business Cycle)

For bond managers, how artfully and delicately the US Federal Reserve handles the Taper is just one minor concern among many. Still, opportunities abound. Read More

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Ronald J. Ryan, CFA, Sounds the Public Pension Alarm

According to Ronald J. Ryan, CFA, accounting rules that distort economic reality are at the heart of the US pension crisis. Read More

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