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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jeffrey Gundlach is best known as one of the best bond fund managers on the planet, but he also has a remarkable knack for predicting where markets are headed. His latest prognostication, however,...
April 11, 2013 | 10:24 am
Core sovereign bonds, already at historically low yields, are becoming more volatile, pushing some institutional investors to seek additional cover.
April 01, 2013
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee voted Wednesday to keep the federal funds rate at zero to 0.25% until the unemployment rate improves, and to continue monthly purchases of $85 billion in...
March 20, 2013 | 04:11 pm
Money managers are more optimistic about potential equity returns this year, but that optimism is guarded with negative views on world growth and medium-term government bonds, according to a survey...
February 19, 2013 | 03:35 pm
Treasury 10-year yields fell from the highest level in nine months after a government report showed the U.S. economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter.
January 30, 2013 | 09:49 am
Gradual economic growth and little progress in the unemployment rate convinced members of the Federal Open Market Committee to continue with monthly Treasury purchases of $85 billion and to keep the...
January 30, 2013 | 04:00 pm
After years of waiving fees on money market funds and only recently dodging proposals abandoned by the SEC in August that would have required funds to adopt a floating net asset value or establish a...
January 24, 2013 | 12:18 pm
The Fed's action since 2008 is profoundly distorting U.S. fixed income markets.