Europe’s fund inflows set for record in 2017 – Morningstar
The net amount of money flowing into the European asset management industry is on course to hit a record level in 2017, thanks in part to strong demand for fixed income products, according to asset flows data compiled by Morningstar.
Deflation risks to weigh on ECB, says J.P.Morgan’s Ward
Inflation, or the lack of it, especially in Europe, is one of the biggest uncertainties facing the markets in 2018, according to Karen Ward, the new chief market strategist for UK and Europe at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Fixed income prices to stabilise, returns seen led by coupons
The new year has started with a more balanced investment outlook in the fixed income market with coupon payments likely to be a main component of returns in 2018, according to Invesco Perpetual.
Fund selectors who don’t create ESG portfolios to lose clients
When it comes to investors demanding ESG, the speed of change may vary based on the type of investor and the country in which they live, but the direction of travel will not: the future will not be about offering a few ethical or green funds here or there but about moving to a full ESG process across a client’s entire portfolio.
Global credit markets show signs of complacency
Maintaining flexible, long/short exposures across the credit markets, and limiting duration risk is the best way forward investors in today’s challenging fixed income markets, says Charmaine Chin, managing director and head of credit, relative value and event-driven strategies at K2 Advisors, part of Franklin Templeton Investments, in the article below.
How can you make money in bonds? We ask Adrian Owens, investment director at GAM
We asked Adrian Owens, investment director, fixed income and currencies, GAM, how is it possible to add value in bonds?
As market risk increases, is now the time for convertibles? We ask Aviva’s David Clott
We talked to David Clott, head of global convertibles at Aviva Investors and asked him a few questions…