It’s time to make the best of a bad situation. Inflationary pressures persist, central banks are hiking rates and further bond market volatility looks likely. In our Q4 Bond Compass, we look at ways for fixed income investors to cope with these challenges, focusing on three areas: short-duration strategies, investment grade credit and hard currency emerging market debt.
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