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.
The sector delivered a 1.6% return for the month, but this did not translate to strong performance for the sterling corporate bond sector, which was rattled as investment grade spreads widened as the risk...
Sectoral diversification has shown its worth in this economic crisis, says Robert Scammell, but whether this is a ‘dead cat bounce’ is yet to be determined.
The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to accelerate this shift, requiring investors to understand the value companies have been creating for and extracting from all stakeholders.
In this live blog, Professional Pensions' sister title Investment Week collates all the breaking market news, analysis and opinion on equity, bond and currency movements as well as the impact of trade wars, tightening monetary policy and the Brexit negotiations....
Multi-national companies must consider complex methods for scheme funding including increased flexibility on retirement benefits, Aon says.
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has published detailed advice on how to integrate climate risks and opportunities into investment processes.