The vanishing yield cushion

Conventional approaches to fixed income investing rely on bond yields to generate returns. Most of the returns come from accumulating portfolios of bonds to harvest yield.

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Compensation for credit risk is poor

Following the sharp sell-off in Q4 2018, credit markets globally have performed strongly in 2019. Having seen a big dip, followed by a quick rebound, how are we now left?

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Bonds don’t always diversify equity risk

With global bond yields back near the low end of recent ranges, it’s an opportune time to revisit a theme that’s relevant to portfolio construction today – the bond vs. equity correlation.

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Market inefficiency is a growing opportunity in fixed income

In a theoretically efficient fixed income market, closely related bonds (or derivatives) with similar risk characteristics would always be priced the same. In reality, these prices persistently diverge from each other, which means fixed income markets are inefficient.

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