Fixed Income Investing — Opportunities and Mega Trends
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on financial markets and the global economy, drawing an extraordinary response from central banks and governments. But the crisis hasn’t derailed all of the investment trends that have gathered momentum through the past decade. Indeed, some of the mega trends have accelerated during this recent period. Three of the major trends making their mark and likely to be maintained include:
Transparency in fixed income portfolios driving the trend from active to index investing and other more disciplined, risk aware strategies
Central banks as the dominant force in bond markets
A growing focus on climate change aware strategies and social bonds
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