February 2022 – Fixed Income Guide

– Six reasons why fixed income can still make progress in the year ahead – 2022 could prove a watershed year for the ‘greening’ of fixed income – Is now the time to allocate fixed income exposure to a strategic bond fund? Nobody can say bond fans haven’t had a good run for their money…

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– Six reasons why fixed income can still make progress in the year ahead

– 2022 could prove a watershed year for the ‘greening’ of fixed income

– Is now the time to allocate fixed income exposure to a strategic bond fund?

Nobody can say bond fans haven’t had a good run for their money but, after a bull market in the asset class effectively lasting three decades, investors are having to think long and hard about how to play the fixed-income element of their portfolios. Not the least of many potential headwinds is the fact central banks are changing direction on monetary policy and thereby removing the conditions that have supported bond prices for so long. As such, investors may feel strongly inclined to avoid fixed income altogether – and yet, as the latest in our ‘Professionals’ Guide to …’ series discusses, there are solid grounds for concluding the asset class still merits a place in portfolios.

JULIAN MARR, editor-in-chief, Portfolio Adviser

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