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  • 17/09/2020
    Fixed Income
    Fraser Lundie
    Evidence shows that bonds issued by private companies offer no premium versus those with public equity market capitalization. Historic data coupled with elevated risks highlight why Fraser Lundie, Head of Credit at the international business of Federated Hermes, views this as a mispricing.
  • 14/05/2020
    Fixed Income
    Fraser Lundie
    Marking the 10-year anniversary of our Global High Yield capabilities, Fraser Lundie, CFA, Head of Credit, explains why investors on the hunt for income amid the dividend drought should turn to high yield as a long-term, sustainable alternative.
  • 25/11/2018
    Fixed Income
    Fraser Lundie
    Hermes Investment Management, the $46.9 billion manager, has announced the appointment of Nachu Chockalingam as Senior Emerging Market Debt Portfolio Manager. Based in London, Nachu reports into Fraser Lundie, Co-Head of Credit. The appointment is representative of the firm’s approach to providing current and prospective clients with access to all areas of global credit markets. Nachu will help manage the performance and risk of existing emerging market allocations across all liquid credit strategies. This includes the Hermes Unconstrained Credit Fund, which was launched in May 2018 and has since raised $386 million[1].
  • 17/01/2017
    Fixed Income
    Fraser Lundie
    Despite an improving domestic economy, the US retail industry is under pressure. Changing consumer preferences, falling tourist numbers, unseasonal weather and the rise of fashion e-retailers are among the reasons why US retailers – and department stores in particular – are struggling. Fraser Lundie, Co-Head of Credit, and Ilana Elbim, Credit Analyst at Hermes Investment Management, explain how they responded to this structural change with a defensive trade involving Macy’s, whose flawed strategy for reviving sales has proved one of the least effective in the sector.