Category Archives: Fixed Income

What Is Next for Bond Yields?

Steven Major, CFA, global head of fixed-income research at HSBC, explained that a year ago his team was criticised for predicting long term government yields 1% lower than market consensus. He wished he had been wrong, but today, the term premium on long-end US bonds is negative. Read More

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Hideous Opportunity Sets and Foie Gras Markets: Observations from James Montier

James Montier combines vivid imagery with blunt commentary on investor behavior, and the markets have given him a lot to talk about. Read More

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Fear of Investing in Africa Is Losing You Money

Africa has 15% of the world’s population but controls less than 3% of global GDP. A trio of investment pros make the case that as Africa catches up opportunities will abound for investors. Read More

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Martin Wheatley Pushes for UK Financial Reform

Since taking on the role of chief executive at the UK’s new Financial Conduct Authority, Martin Wheatley has been outspoken about implementing new reforms in the financial sector. Read More

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Charles Robertson’s Emerging Market Insights

European Investment Conference speaker Charles Robertson of Renaissance Capital explains where Africa’s GDP will be by the year 2050. Read More

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Robert Merton: A New Approach for Macrofinancial Risks

Nobel laureate Robert C. Merton challenged traditional models used by investors to measure sovereign and financial system credit risk and instead proposes an alternative framework. Read More

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