Interest rates

Risk parity in a rising-rates regime

Risk parity in a rising-rates regime

Rising interest rates are causing anxiety about risk-parity strategies that may carry leveraged bond positions.

August 15, 2013 | 09:45 am

Federal Reserve stands pat on easing until September

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington on Wednesday painted a slightly more positive economic picture since their June gathering but made no change to their $85 billion...

July 31, 2013 | 04:05 pm
Money managers to sell corporate debt

Money managers to sell corporate debt

Money managers like Janus and Invesco are looking to take advantage of favorable rates by selling corporate bonds.

July 12, 2013 | 09:37 am
Investment managers eyeing Fed as No. 1 risk

Investment managers eyeing Fed as No. 1 risk

A possible change in the U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy displaced the European debt crisis as the greatest risk to equity markets over the next six months, according to Northern Trust's...

July 11, 2013 | 04:09 pm
Federal Reserve minutes: Possible rate rise 'subject to considerable uncertainty'

Federal Reserve minutes: Possible rate rise 'subject to considerable uncertainty'

The Federal Reserve “should provide additional clarity about its asset purchase program relatively soon,” according to minutes of the June Federal Open Market Committee meeting released...

July 10, 2013 | 03:52 pm

FOMC members signal possible rate hike

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington signaled a greater willingness to consider raising the federal funds rate, based on their assessment of appropriate rate targets...

June 19, 2013 | 03:37 pm
Rate spike could skewer stocks, too

Rate spike could skewer stocks, too

Stock investors may have as much to worry about as bondholders when it comes to rising interest rates.

May 31, 2013 | 11:31 am

Casey Quirk: U.S. investors will dump $1 trillion of bonds in next few years

U.S. investors will pull an estimated $1 trillion — or 13.5% of U.S. assets professionally managed in fixed income — out of core, core-plus, government and fixed-income index funds over...

May 30, 2013 | 09:00 am
$9 trillion market not many institutions know about

$9 trillion market not many institutions know about

Pending Basel III regulations could move trade finance and its $9 trillion market into the sights of institutional investors.

May 16, 2013 | 12:01 am
Corporate plans' funded status down in April, Milliman finds

Corporate plans' funded status down in April, Milliman finds

Funded status of 100 largest U.S. corporate pension plans fell in April to 81.2% from 82.8% at the end of March, according to the latest Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index.

May 09, 2013 | 02:13 pm

Hedge funds see opportunities in credit investments

The sensitivity of mortgage and other credit investments to an anticipated rise in interest rates can be mitigated, a credit hedge fund manager told attendees at the SkyBridge Alternatives Conference ...

May 09, 2013 | 11:45 am

Fed likely to continue quantitative easing program

The Federal Reserve is likely to continue or even expand its self-described “highly accommodative” monetary policy for some time, according to a statement issued Wednesday at the end of a ...

May 01, 2013 | 04:09 pm

As markets and bond yields rise, more DB plans eye LDI

2013 could be the year that more U.S. corporate defined benefit plans kick in their liability-driven investing strategies if equity markets and bond yields continue to improve, according to an...

April 29, 2013
Fed's policy jeopardizes achievement of its goals and risks upending markets

Fed's policy jeopardizes achievement of its goals and risks upending markets

Since the global financial crisis, central banks around the world have been forced to take dramatic and unprecedented actions to stabilize markets and shore up faltering economies. As a result, a...

April 22, 2013 | 04:37 pm

Currency volatility can be antidote for interest rate risk

Worldwide, investors in fixed-income portfolios share a common concern — the risk of rising interest rates as global economies recover and central banks tighten monetary policy.

April 15, 2013
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