What’s the expert view?

Yield is tough to find at the best of times. These are not the best of times. Today, investors must navigate low growth and challenging central bank policies in the search for sustainable yield, throughout their investment lives. Discover our experts’ insights on how to tackle the search for yield, and the latest short duration news.

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What does Brazil’s political crisis mean for fixed income investors?

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Get the latest on fixed income markets and short duration insights from AXA IM's Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income, Chris Iggo.

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Looking beyond the headlines helps to reveal reasons for optimism in the European credit market.

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Find out why European credit, despite the turbulent news headlines, may be worth a closer look.

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Emerging markets had several risk events to contend with throughout the course of 2016 and look to have navigated them relatively unscathed. 2017 however brings far more uncertainty onto the minds of investors.

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Over the last 20 years we have seen a rapid expansion and globalisation of bond markets – and there are now a myriad of different assets on offer to investors.

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The effects of different market cycles on equity markets are well known – stocks rise when the economy performs well and fall when the economy is weak. The impact on bond markets however, is not as obvious.

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After five years of growth, bond markets have recently seen an adjustment. The election of Donald Trump as the next US president has promised fiscal stimulus in the US, while risk premiums look set to increase; making 2017 a year of change for the bond market.

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The global financial crisis resulted in some of the worst economic downturns in the past several decades. Major global central banks responded with unprecedented monetary policy measures - including policymakers cutting interest rates to or near 0%, with some central banks even cutting rates into negative territory.

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We discusses the challenging liquidity conditions and the potential benefits of a Natural Liquidity Profile.

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Get to grips with short duration bonds and discover their four potential benefits to investors.

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2016 saw a big uptick in market volatility, due to a series of events which will continue to cause uncertainty in 2017.

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Over the past few years, and more than ever this year, markets have been rapidly switching between risk-on and risk-off, bull and bear markets. With volatility generally expected to remain heightened, investors could consider different ways to prepare their portfolios for shifting markets.

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