Government bond yields rose sharply this morning as investors came under increasing pressure to liquidate liquid assets to meet redemptions.
UK 10-year yields leapt by 0.16 percentage points to 0.71% while 10-year US Treasury yield rose by 0.19 percentage points to 1.19%.
Stocks were weaker almost across the board, as governments' efforts to shield economies from the impact of coronavirus failed to provide much comfort to investors. View all the latest market data here: https://www.professionalpensions.com/news/4012364/market-movers-blog-ftse-100-reverses-yesterday-s-gains
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Investment Association (IA) UK gilt funds were the only fund sector to deliver positive returns in a "horror show" March, which saw the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic decimate the performance of most IA-registered vehicles.
A £1.2bn global investment-grade corporate bond fund has been launched by LGPS Central with four initial investors.
Susannah Young looks at how pension schemes should be reacting to impact of the coronavirus crisis on investment-related considerations and discusses steps trustees can take.