Search this website. You can use fund codes to locate specific funds

Credit Pulse: market update – 12 March 2021

How does the fixed-income team use different types of loans to protect investments from inflation in this current environment and why have asset-backed securities (ABS) grown more attractive as concerns over rates increase?

In this instance of Credit Pulse, Fraser Lundie, Head of Credit, was joined by Anna Karim, Investment Director in the Fixed Income team, to discuss some of the questions and problems our clients are seeing. Also on the call were Andrey Kuznetsov CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, Andrew Lennox, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Emeric Chenebaux, Structured Credit Analyst, who looked at the different types of loans they use to protect investments from inflation, the benefit of leveraged loans to provide flexibility in credit strategies and how asset-backed securities have grown more attractive as concerns over rates increase.

Related Insights

Inflation and supply chain disruption: Impact on corporate sectors
Inflation and supply chain disruptions, along with the moderating pace of the post-pandemic earnings recovery, have made us more cautious on corporate fundamentals as we enter Q3 reporting season
Federated Hermes (International) brand ranks first place for genuine commitment to sustainable investment
The firm's brand has been recognised for its genuine commitment and leadership in sustainable investment
Japanese employment: engaging for greater equality – an update
A year has passed since we published a note exploring the long-standing issues around the under-representation of women within the Japanese labour force.
SDG Engagement High Yield Credit commentary: Intesa Sanpaolo
As Italy’s leading financial institution, the Intesa San Paolo Group (Intesa San Paolo) serves 13.5 million Italian customers through its 4,300 branches.
Federated Hermes: China’s future of moderate and sustainable growth
Investors should take a patient approach and see the long-term potential in China’s future.
Lessons from the EU: Development of the UK’s green taxonomy
The UK is in a strong position to leverage the significant effort that has gone into creating the EU Taxonomy, whilst adapting the framework to suit the UK market where necessary