In her role, de Haai will be responsible for directing fixed-income
research activities and will contribute to the company's overall investment strategy process.
(NYSE: LM) has announced it has launched its first actively managed taxable fixed-income
ETF, sub-advised by Western Asset Management company, LLC, a Legg Mason affiliate and globally integrated fixed-income
manager, the company said.
While much attention is being paid to equity holdings, because the market has been delivering strong gains since the Great Recession, advisers need to make sure defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors include the appropriate fixed-income
options in their investment lineups, and that defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors are using the appropriate fixed-income
vehicles in their portfolios, as well.
it comes to the fixed-income
allocations of target-date funds (TDFs), Jake Gilliam, senior multi-asset-class portfolio strategist with Charles Schwab & Co., says he has noticed that plan sponsors and participants have acquired something of a false sense of security.
But smart beta's adoption by fixed-income
ETFs is "very much in its infancy," says Steve Laipply, senior product strategist with BlackRock's Fixed-Income
Portfolio Management group.
NEW YORK: New survey data suggests that a lack of knowledge about the global bond market makes investors reluctant to invest in global fixed-income
They will invest in developed and emerging market government bonds, investment-grade and high-yield corporate bonds, asset-backed securities, currencies and fixed-income
market has done very very well, but we think there might be more upside in terms of capital growth."
As investors prepare for interest rates to rise in the wake of the tapering of the Federal Reserve's bond buying, Greenwich Associates surveyed 110 institutional investors on their use of fixed-income
exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Targeted to market professionals in Asia, the service provides trading ideas for the foreign-exchange, fixed-income
and credit markets, based on analysis of market instruments and economic, monetary, and political developments around the world.
* FOR HIGH-NET-WORTH CLIENTS with fixed-income
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