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When it comes to disruption, people typically talk about technology and its impact on jobs, society, and the global economy. But disruption is also happening in the once sleepy world of fixed income, where several critical trends are reshaping the space. According to Owen Murfin, institutional portfolio manager, MFS Investment Management, there are four key […]

  • December 18, 2018 January 20, 2021
  • 07:41

Although factor investing and smart beta have gained in popularity, the emergence of alternative risk premia points to a critical focus for plan sponsors today: risk diversification. This is happening at a time when plans are shifting increasingly away from bonds and equities and into alternative investments. “Alternative risk premia provide a different route to […]

  • December 10, 2018 January 20, 2021
  • 06:07

Take a look at any chart chronicling bond yields over the decades and you’ll see mountain after mountain — valleys and peaks, including one big spike in 1981 when rates popped to historic levels. The question for investors today, however, is where are we on the chart today? “I think, truth be told, we’re not […]

  • December 6, 2018 January 20, 2021
  • 06:10

“Knowledge is knowing that tomatoes are fruit — wisdom is knowing that you shouldn’t put them in the fruit salad.” It’s a quote that is particularly apt in today’s, markets, according to Trevor Leydon, head of portfolio construction & risk, Aviva Investors. Indeed, in a market environment that has been shaped by central bank intervention […]

  • December 3, 2018 January 20, 2021
  • 12:55

Technology and new products are driving growth in real estate

  • October 11, 2018 January 13, 2021
  • 13:47

Investors must understand how disruption will impact their exposure to healthcare

  • October 11, 2018 January 20, 2021
  • 13:44

Research shows that even global managers stick close to home sometimes

  • September 10, 2018 January 13, 2021
  • 18:06

Research shows they do - but not during times of market stress

  • August 30, 2018 January 13, 2021
  • 08:11

Why it might be time to ignore CAPM’s critics

  • August 28, 2018 January 13, 2021
  • 09:42

Private credit is a bit of a buzzword these days, according to Christian Stracke, managing director and global head of credit research at PIMCO. Despite its overuse, however, there remains a lack of understanding about private credit — in fact, it is often conflated with other products, many of which involve a lot more risk-taking. […]

  • August 17, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:30