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Special Report Fixed Income Strategy: No more easy gains

October 2016 (Magazine)By

What started as an emergency measure looks like it has become a permanent state of affairs.

The fall and fall of interest rates

October 2016 (Magazine)By

To understand the current low level of interest rates, it is necessary to see it as the culmination of a trend that goes back to the 1980s

Euro-Zone: Unquantifiable QE

October 2016 (Magazine)By Caroline Hay

The effects of the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme are yet to be quantified, leading some to think of it as the world’s biggest ‘experiment’. Caroline Hay reports

US Bonds: The only game in town

October 2016 (Magazine)

The US bond market is benefiting from negative interest rates in Europe and elsewhere. Christopher O’Dea reports

Corporate Bonds: Investment-grade boost

October 2016 (Magazine)By

Central bank action in the UK and euro-zone has boosted the investment-grade corporate bond market. Lynn Strongin Dodds examines whether this can continue

High Yield: A risk worth taking

October 2016 (Magazine)

Despite the inherent risks, pension funds are looking to high-yield debt and syndicated loans in their search for above-average returns, as Anthony Harrington explains

Emerging debt attractions

October 2016 (Magazine)By

Institutional investors have under-invested in emerging market corporate debt so far, but Joseph Mariathasan finds the asset class’s attractive fundamentals mean this may change soon

UK embraces multi-asset

October 2016 (Magazine)By Charlotte Moore

While multi-asset fixed income strategies have been popular in the UK for some time, European investors are only just beginning to take notice, says Charlotte Moore

Church of England: Showing faith in private debt

October 2016 (Magazine)By

Gail Moss explains why the Church of England Pensions Board is putting its faith in the US private-debt sector

Ircantec: Focusing on growth

October 2016 (Magazine)

The French supplementary pension scheme Ircantec’s plan to diversify its portfolio could be hampered by newly proposed regulatory requirements on asset allocation, says Gail Moss

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Toll road infrastructure

Berkshire Pension Fund to buy 20% of Gresham House for alternatives push

Tue, 21 Feb 2017By

Strategic relationship being forged as asset manager prepares to launch platform for investment in ‘niche’ alternatives

Frankfurt

Master KVG providers 'underestimating cost awareness', says Telos

Tue, 21 Feb 2017By

76% of German investors see costs as important selection criteria – but they are not the top concern

People

New research plots top sources of ESG risk for UK DC default funds

Tue, 21 Feb 2017By

PLSA commissioned research given ‘confluence’ of DC and ESG trends

Accountancy

FRC plans overhaul of UK corporate governance code

Tue, 21 Feb 2017By

Accounting regulator to act after parliamentary committee completes governance inquiry

Calculator

PPF sets out proposal for levy for schemes without sponsors

Tue, 21 Feb 2017By

Consultation could have important impact on schemes such as British Steel

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