Category Archives: Fixed-Income Management

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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Simon Lack Identifies Another Asset Class Due for Dismal Returns

Simon Lack says the US Federal Reserve has made an entire asset class expensive for investors, meaning that diversification can do more harm than good today. Read More

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High-Yield Debt: Asia’s New Bubble?

Debt is back with a vengeance — thanks to record-low interest rates and excess liquidity. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Asia’s high-yield debt market. Read More

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Ramin Toloui Identifies Asian Investment Opportunities

Ramin Toloui and PIMCO assess the economic forces at work in Asia, expecting an aggregate demand boost for Japan and seeing opportunities in the Indian rupee. Read More

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Kyle Bass on Japan’s Debt Crisis: This Is How It Falls Apart

Hayman Capital’s Kyle Bass sees Japan in “its final checkmate phase” at the end of a 70-year debt supercycle. Bass will be speaking at the 66th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Singapore. Read More

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