Surging green bond market suffers diversification problem
A letter from Insight Investment calling for greater green bond issuance from banks highlights the lack of depth in the green bond space, despite the market growing significantly over the last year and the first green bond funds reaching their three-year track record.
Liquidity concern raising risk in European high yield market – Pictet
European high yield bonds are likely to be less attractive this year after a strong performance in 2017, due to high valuations and liquidity risk, argues David Gaud, chief investment officer Asia for Pictet Wealth Management.
Neuberger Berman slams credit agencies on ESG failings
More needs to be done by the big three credit ratings agencies to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns into their issuer ratings, according to Neuberger Berman.
ANALYSIS: Have hurricanes blown away cat bond credibility?
Investors were bracing for the worst when the Swiss Re Cat Bond Index plummeted 15% in the wake of hurricane Irma. But the unprecedented damage caused could actually be a blessing in disguise for the asset class.
Credit spreads set to widen as Fed unwinds QE
The unwinding of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing programme is very likely to see credit spreads widening with an impact on other assets well beyond US treasuries says Chris Iggo, chief investment officer fixed Income, Axa Investment Managers.