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ESG survey: Spotlight on integration by fixed income managers

How are today’s fixed income managers integrating ESG factors into their investment practices? Learn what our latest ESG survey reveals. About the survey   Over the last few years, Russell Investments’ manager research team has conducted an annual ESG survey of global fixed income managers. From this survey, we’ve observed a rapid growth in the

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Unconstrained bond investing – an introduction

Unconstrained bond investing strategies can provide a solution for today’s investors and tomorrow’s liabilities. Here we outline what unconstrained investing strategies are, and why investors should consider them now.   Why unconstrained investing?   Returns, drawdown protection and governance In the face of unwinding fiscal stimulus and continued high valuations, investors face a great challenge

Jun 21, 2018 Categories: Fixed Income, Investment Strategy
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Q2 Fixed Income Survey – the U.S. growth domino effect

Throughout the year we ask leading bond and currency managers to consider valuations, expectations and outlooks for the coming months. Today, we’ve put the spotlight on U.S. rates and inflation expectations, credit markets and casualties from rising U.S. interest rates.   The domino effect   Over 2017, we highlighted the dichotomy between interest rate managers’

Jun 14, 2018 Categories: Fixed Income
The top 5 most-read posts of 2017

The top five most-read posts of 2017

2017 was a busy year for the WIRE blog. We saw a massive uptick in readership, which we take as proof in readers’ interest in topics ranging from multi-asset investing to the low-return imperative to manager research. As we head into 2018, take a look back at the blog posts that received the highest levels

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Unconstrained Bonds – taste the secret sauce

Unconstrained fixed income has become a popular strategy. By choosing investments that are free from benchmark constraints and that allow the managers wide-ranging discretion, investors aim to achieve consistent positive performance irrespective of a potential turn in the interest rate cycle. But in a world of low prospective returns, a successful unconstrained bond strategy needs

May 31, 2017 Categories: Investment, Investment Strategy, Markets
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Fixed Income Survey Results: Spotlight on Local EMD, Rates & Credit Spreads

Last October we initiated a quarterly global fixed income survey using responses from leading bond and currency managers highlighted by our research process. This quarter’s survey included 165 responses from managers with specialisms ranging across Global Rates, Global Investment Grade Credit, Global Leveraged Credit, Securitised, US Municipal Bonds, Active Currency, and Emerging Markets (EM) including

May 12, 2017 Categories: Investment, Investment Strategy, Markets

Quarterly Fixed Income Survey: bound in a narrow range

After an 80 basis point jump in US Treasury yields following the US presidential election, fixed income money managers have adjusted to the new environment. Across rates, spreads and major currencies, our second Global Fixed Income Survey1 shows managers’ forecasts are mostly clustered in a narrow range. The tightest consensus of all is for 2-3

Feb 24, 2017 Categories: Investment, Investment Strategy, Markets

Why we (and others) like Emerging Market currencies and bonds

After years of difficulties and underperformance, Emerging Market (EM) assets have the makings of a turn-round. In this blog, we focus on EM currencies and bonds. We explain our long-term positive view, using our appraisal process focusing on the business cycle, asset valuation, and investor sentiment (Cycle, Value and Sentiment or CVS). We also review

Aug 11, 2016 Categories: Investment Strategy, Markets

Convertible bonds: The best of both worlds?

One doesn’t need to have a mid-life crisis to own a convertible! While arguably not as exciting as a 400 horse power Porsche 911, convertibles (the bond variety) have the potential to deliver value both through diversification and return enhancement in a diversified multi-asset portfolio. A convertible bond offers the best of both the equity

Sep 11, 2014 Categories: Investment Strategy
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Nine tips to fend off liquidity crises in your fixed income portfolio

So, the Fed is to start tapering its purchases in 2014. Even though well-trailed, the onset of tapering is likely to cause some volatility in fixed income markets, as we discuss in our

Jan 13, 2014 Categories: Investment Strategy

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