The Opportunity of Preferred Securities

Fixed Income Perspectives by Matt Freund, CFA and Christian Brobst
February 21, 2020

This is an environment where investors are well served by enhanced diversification into asset classes that play at the edges of traditional style boxes. The preferred securities market offers many opportunities for risk-conscious investors seeking income and the potential for total return.

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Short and Sweet: The Opportunity of Short-Term Bonds

Fixed Income Perspectives by Matt Freund, CFA and Christian Brobst
February 20, 2020

Over recent years, many investors have stretched for additional return by increasing risk. The volatility we’ve seen so far this year may make “risk-on” a less comfortable strategy in the future. For investors seeking to smooth out the bumpier ride we expect, short-duration bonds can be a good way to reduce risk while staying invested.

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Avoiding the (Yield) Curve Ball

Fixed Income Perspectives by Matt Freund, CFA
July 12, 2018

Co-CIO Matt Freund discusses yield curves and the economy, including why an inverted yield curve isn’t a reason to re-write the fundamental principles of long-term investing.

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The Lazy Bond Trade Is Over—But That’s Okay

Fixed Income Perspectives by Matt Freund, CFA
March 23, 2017

A 0.25% increase in short-term rates is unremarkable on its face, but what we’ve seen over these past few weeks points to a new dynamic in the Fed’s relationship with the market.

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