Active management will be essential for fixed income investors looking to navigate fixed income markets in the months and years ahead

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As investors continue to grapple with the US election outcomes, the economy, coronavirus developments, and other unknowns, the one certainty is that the ability to navigate the fixed-income markets will be critically important in the coming months, notes Western Asset, a global fixed income manager. Douglas A. Hulsey, Head of Product Management at Western Asset

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RBA – Ready to walk the talk

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Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe released a statement on 16 March outlining the RBA’s intention to purchase Australian Government Bonds in the secondary market. The statement went on to clarify that the programme would only be used to ensure the orderly function of the markets. This clarification appears very similar to statements

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Western Asset makes the case for continued global resilience

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Western Asset, a Legg Mason affiliate, in it’s Q4 Global Outlook, breaks down the factors driving the global economy and makes the case for continued global resilience. The Western Asset team notes: “Global growth prospects remain clouded by a number of interconnected risks: a sustained decline in global manufacturing activity due to ongoing global trade

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Western Asset says Fed could be more cautious about future hikes

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Western Asset, a Legg Mason affiliate and one of the world’s leading fixed income specialists, in a recent global outlook says that despite unspectacular global growth and cautionary signs in many economies they remain optimistic that global growth of around 3% is sustainable. Ken Leech, Western Asset Chief Investment Officer noted that “The slowing in

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Pockets of opportunities for fixed income investors amidst challenging global conditions

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Keeping in mind the enormous amount of policy uncertainty there is around the world and particularly in the US, upside growth prospects are coming amidst challenging secular headwinds and a constrained global growth background, says Ken Leech, chief investment officer, Western Asset Management, a Legg Mason affiliate and one world’s leading fixed-income managers. He notes

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In an uncertain world, investors must defend the defensive

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As the world grapples with an uncertain growth and global interest rate outlook, active and unconstrained strategies are more important than ever for fixed-income investors, according to Western Asset Management. In a new white paper —Defending the Defensive: Protecting Your Fixed-Income Portfolio in a Low-Yield World— Western Asset, one of the world’s largest fixed-income managers,

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