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Insights Paper 22.04.2020 Revisiting the global high yield outlook in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
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Global HY markets sold off aggressively between February and March in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the oil price war and the liquidity freeze in some markets.

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Insights Paper 5.03.2020 Fixed Income: Zero rates do not mean zero returns
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As we enter the 2020s, a look back over the previous decade provides a key take-away for investors: a zero-rate environment does not lead to zero performance for bond investors.

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Insights Paper 21.02.2020 Global high yield outlook: Be confident, but not complacent
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Last year was a strong year for global bond markets, which were supported by the accommodative stance of the main central banks and strong investor demand. US, European and EM high yield (HY) bonds all returned more than 14% swapped into US dollars.

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Insights Paper 16.12.2019 Fixed income: Back to core – Charts and Views - Build a robust 'core' and diversify income sources
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The ongoing slowdown in global trade will weaken global GDP growth further in 2020 – especially in advanced economies skewed towards the manufacturing sector – but a full-blown recession is unlikely, in our view.

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Insights Paper 9.12.2019 Screen the Euro fixed income market in the era of three 'lows'
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As 2020 approaches, the uncertainty in the market has receded but there are still risks ahead involving macroeconomic, political and technical factors.

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Insights Paper 4.11.2019 High Yield: deep diving needed due to a more uncertain outlook
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Global growth has been slowing since 2018, due to a combination of factors, including trade wars - with consequently slower global trade - past US Fed tightening, and rising geopolitical risks. losing momentum.

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Insights Paper 2.08.2019 Seek high yield opportunities, but be aware of liquidity conditions
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Speculative grade bonds have been among the major beneficiaries of the rapid turn of both Fed and ECB monetary policy stances to much more dovish positions.

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Insights Paper 23.05.2019 High Yield: Oasis in search for yield?
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Since early 2016, US HY default rates have experienced a sort of “mini –cycle”, peaking at the end of 2016.

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Insights Paper 25.02.2019 How investors should deal with the liquidity dilemma
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The paradox of liquidity (it dries up when most needed) remains one of the key challenges for investors on the aftermath of the great financial crisis and it is resurfacing in this late financial cycle phase.

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