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  • 19/11/2019
    Fixed Income
    Andrey Kuznetsov
    The composition of the high-yield world is likely to be volatile going forward: more issuers could default, while others may be downgraded from investment grade.
  • 25/09/2019
    Fixed Income
    Andrey Kuznetsov
    Flexibility means having the freedom to invest strategically across fixed-income markets.
  • 03/04/2019
    Fixed Income
    Andrey Kuznetsov
    "Add a short extract from this post, that is 10-15 words."
  • 13/03/2019
    Fixed Income
    Nachu Chockalingam
    Opportunities to engage on ESG issues in EM credit are plentiful
  • 20/02/2019
    Fixed Income
    Andrey Kuznetsov
    Top-down and fundamental factors support robust performance by emerging-market credit instruments.
  • 25/10/2018
    Fixed Income
    Andrey Kuznetsov
    Latin American countries have been convulsed by political and economic tumult in recent months. On Sunday, Brazilian voters will go to the polls in the second-round runoff of a presidential election that has been dominated by three issues: economic weakness, corruption scandals and rising levels of violence.
  • 09/10/2018
    Fixed Income
    Eoin Murray
    In this podcast, Eoin Murray, Head of Investment, and Andrey Kuznetsov, Portfolio Manager in the Hermes Credit team, discuss the impressive growth of credit markets beyond the US and the compelling opportunities this presents for investors seeking greater diversification.
  • 18/09/2018
    Fixed Income
    Andrey Kuznetsov
    In this issue of Spectrum we discuss the impressive growth of credit markets beyond the US and the compelling opportunities this presents for investors seeking greater diversification. We also explore the potential for generating alpha through active engagement on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The great European bond boom The eurozone crisis and Brexit have dominated headlines in recent years, but – behind the scenes – something of a mini-economic miracle has been taking place in the European credit markets: the rise of the European corporate bond. Before the launch of the euro in 1999, Europe’s corporate lending market was dominated by local banks operating at individual country level. However, in recent years, the powerful combination of the single currency’s growth, regulatory change and the development of a liquid corporate bond market has led to a boom in companies using the bond markets as a means of raising debt; the number of issuers coming to the high yield market has more than doubled in the last decade, from 139 in August 2008 to 283 as of August 2018. Source: ICE Data Indices LLC, Hermes Credit as at August 2018.