Category Archives: Fixed Income

3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

1. Eurobonds – Myth or Reality? The whole topic of Eurobonds has gradually been appearing on the investment horizon in Europe again, having been discretely consigned to the basement for some time now. The concept is probably familiar to many … Continue reading

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3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

1. UK Election – Dis-May in the UK Well, that didn’t go to plan, did it? Football pundit Gary Lineker said that UK Prime Minister Theresa May “had won own goal of the season”, whilst ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer (and … Continue reading

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5 Key Take-Aways from Today’s ECB Meeting

“Wings of a Dove” 1. Rates are not going any lower Finally, finally, the ECB removed their reference to lower rates in the opening statement. The omission of two small words – “or lower” – from the second line of … Continue reading

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3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

1. Euro area – Firing on all Cylinders Data released last week highlight the extent of the dilemma facing the ECB over the coming months. Purchasing Manager Indices (PMI’s) for the Euro area, and survey data for Germany, both pointed … Continue reading

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3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

1. Euro-area Unemployment – Smoke & Mirrors One of the pleasing signs of the Euro-area’s recovery in recent years has been the drop in the level of unemployment. Having peaked in March 2013 at a level of 12.1%, the unemployment … Continue reading

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