July 21, 2021
Our 2021 research uncovers four major trends transforming fixed income portfolios, revealing what is driving institutional investors across the globe to adopt new ways of fixed income investing.
Chief Portfolio Strategist Gaurav Mallik shares four key fixed income trends from our recent survey of institutional investors that together represent a big shift in how future fixed income portfolios will be constructed.
Low yields, new capabilities, and structural changes are driving a move towards indexing across the fixed income (FI) spectrum.
ETF performance during 2020 pandemic-related market stress highlights new investment possibilities for institutions.
No longer only for equities, ESG is coming for fixed income in a major way.
Most institutions will maintain or increase Emerging Markets exposure, and China's entry into key indexes is a rich source of potential.
State Street Global Advisors conducted a survey of 358 institutional investors in May 2021. The global survey respondents came from pension funds, wealth managers, asset managers, and sovereign wealth funds. Their responses confirmed that the evolution in fixed income investing is very real and, in fact, that institutional fixed income investing could be at a tipping point where "evolution" will become "revolution."