Tag Archives: Fixed Income

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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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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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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