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Western Asset: Five reasons why fixed-income still matters

In today’s low-rate environment, do bonds still provide effective diversification in a traditional asset allocation framework? Are the reasons for owning fixed-income the same as they have been in the past? The short answer to both questions is a resounding 'Yes'.

Emerging markets disrupt, innovate, and power transformation

Emerging markets have innovative companies capable of disrupting established industries, changing the course of a country’s economic outlook, while generating strong growth and returns.

Inflation, rotation and opportunities

With predictions of above-average economic growth globally, record fiscal and monetary economic stimulus and increased likelihood of inflation, we are entering an economic environment never seen before.

Western Asset: Will inflation finally turn up in 2021?

There has been a wave of speculation recently about the inevitability of rising inflation, given the enormous amount of both fiscal and monetary stimulus unleashed to counter the ill effects of COVID-19’s economic impact. While the specifics are new, we’ve seen similar concerns over the last 40 years, and we are not convinced this time is any different.

Water disruption: investment risk from multiple angles

Water itself isn’t just an economic policy issue and risk arising from population growth and climate change. This paper outlines how water is impacting the day-to-day operations of investee companies and how they are thinking through their own business models and business risk.

Airlines: After the COVID nosedive

In March 2020, air travel as the public knew it changed forever due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The challenges faced by airlines are significant but there are reasons to invest selectively now.

The power of dividends

Martin Currie recently wrote to all the major companies in the firm's Australian income strategies. The objective of the letter is to emphasise the value of dividends for retirees, charities and institutions at this difficult moment.

What the recovery might look like post COVID-19

Brandywine Global's latest recap of current market conditions and an examination of what the post-Covid-19 recovery may look like based on a selection of charts.

How EM companies are evolving new profit pools

Many emerging market (EM) companies are evolving new profit pools by reimagining and reconfiguring their business models through advanced technological integration.

Western Asset's Global Outlook, Q2 2020

Western Asset’s base case outlook is for a longer, U-shaped global economic recovery premised on the view that near-term growth will be severely impacted, but that this shortfall will prove to be largely transitory as policymakers push to resuscitate economic activity.

The Fed’s latest initiative is a game-changer

The Fed policy initiatives introduced in recent weeks together represent a game-changer for the economy - in ways that go beyond what you might think.

The devil is in the details: does responsible investing really deliver?

An estimated US$30 trillion of AUM today takes into account some form of ESG data, but does responsible investing deliver only perceived value or can it really enhance overall risk/return?

Global credit cycle built for endurance

Investors continue to debate where we are in the global credit cycle and wonder if the party is about to end. This paper delves into the implications for portfolio positioning.

Why now is the right time for value

There have been recent comments in the market that value investing is broken. Given how expensive the market has become, is now actually the time to overweight the style?

Solving for the retiree problem with innovation

The solution to Australia’s retirement problem requires a focus on providing for a ‘sufficient income for life’, rather than recommending low yield / low growth or so-called 'low risk' asset allocations.

Disruptive technologies drive new opportunities in commercial real estate

  • 22 August 2018

Technology increasingly connects the digital and physical worlds. Billions of people now access products and services in a highly efficient manner. The growing pervasiveness of the internet and advanced industries presents both opportunities and challenges for commercial real estate (CRE) investors.

Bond wars: The battle of alpha and beta

  • 2 January 2018

With global equities moving to new highs, global bond yields declining and broad market volatility skimming record lows, the investment decision for investors is now more critical than ever.

Amazon: Lessons from the US for Australian retail

  • 5 December 2017

The e-commerce giant’s entry into the Australian market has been a constant source of discussion for several months, and the likelihood of a large disruption for our local retailers appears to have already been priced in.

Most viewed in recent weeks

10 reasons wealthy homeowners shouldn't receive welfare

The RBA Governor says rising house prices are due to "the design of our taxation and social security systems". The OECD says "the prolonged boom in house prices has inflated the wealth of many pensioners without impacting their pension eligibility." What's your view?

House prices surge but falls are common and coming

We tend to forget that house prices often fall. Direct lending controls are more effective than rate rises because macroprudential limits affect the volume of money for housing leaving business rates untouched.

Survey responses on pension eligibility for wealthy homeowners

The survey drew a fantastic 2,000 responses with over 1,000 comments and polar opposite views on what is good policy. Do most people believe the home should be in the age pension asset test, and what do they say?

100 Aussies: five charts on who earns, pays and owns

Any policy decision needs to recognise who is affected by a change. It pays to check the data on who pays taxes, who owns assets and who earns the income to ensure an equitable and efficient outcome.

Three good comments from the pension asset test article

With articles on the pensions assets test read about 40,000 times, 3,500 survey responses and thousands of comments, there was a lot of great reader participation. A few comments added extra insights.

The sorry saga of housing affordability and ownership

It is hard to think of any area of widespread public concern where the same policies have been pursued for so long, in the face of such incontrovertible evidence that they have failed to achieve their objectives.

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