ECB rate rise unlikely before 2020, says Franklin Templeton
Slowing growth, low inflation and political risk in Italy suggest ECB will extend its asset-buying programme into 2019 and as a result push rate hikes further into the future, says asset manager.
Nordic selectors warm to developed market govt bonds
Sentiment towards developed market government bonds moves to ‘neutral’ in Nordic region, but remains ‘negative’ for pan European selectors.
End of QE requires radical rethink
The end of the QE-led economic cycle means investors may need a more diversified portfolio – with defensive equities such as healthcare, commodities and short-term high-yield bonds – to ensure outperformance as we enter a period of greater uncertainty, according to analysts at Denmark’s Saxo Bank.
Five ways to integrate ESG into investments
The days of treating ESG and sustainability matters as “extra curricular” are numbered and will be the differentiator for investments in the future, according to Legg Mason affiliates. Click through the slides below to find out five ways to integrate ESG into investments.
Survey: Demand for EM debt steady despite rate rises
Fund managers favour high yield credit and local currency emerging market debt but remain cautious on investment grade credit, according to survey of fixed income firms.