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Inflation is stirring, trade wars have kicked off, interest rates are rising and Italy is threatening to leave the euro. Is this the year the bear market in bonds accelerates, or do we tread water while stamping higher coupons? Inside ETFs bring together the world’s leading economists and bond managers to share what lies ahead in 2019.
In an environment where volatility is on the rise, the Fed is shrinking its balance sheet and duration management is key, is a debt-weighted index really the optimal approach to fixed-income investing? Inside Fixed Income invites a legend to the stage to put an end to the raging debate about active vs. passive and why now is the time for active bond management.
You read it right… We invited the top fixed income portioners to put their portfolios under a microscope, giving you the chance to quiz them on every allocation choice and fund choice they’ve made and to share how they are navigating a changing interest rate environment, meet client income needs and manage liquidity issues. This can’t miss session is packed with real world insight from managing real time client portfolios.
An investment thesis only works when you have the right solution. In this fast paced session, we sit down with Anne Mathias, Senior Strategist in the Vanguard Fixed Income group to take the lessons we learned in our opening session and bring them to life by sharing actionable solutions that could work today, tomorrow and beyond.
High Yield, Senior Loans and Closed-End Funds have all seen better days. With a major market downturn, can these niche exposures continue to deliver yield, or is 2019 the year to move on? Join our 3 experts as they share their insight on the outlook of these strategies and why moving on is not the answer.
When it comes to making a call in the bond market few if any rival DoubleLine when it comes to timing and accuracy. We invite Deputy CIO Jeffrey Sherman to take the Inside Fixed Income stage to share his latest research, how it’s impacting his view of bonds and why he thinks that rates are just beginning to rise.
Inside ETFs’ successful “10 Questions in 20 Minutes” series is designed to deliver deep insight and thoughtful solutions, in an easily digestible format, these deep-dive Q&A sessions are sure to benefit any fixed-income advisor. Join us as we sit down with a Bond expert to discuss one of the most critical issues facing investors today and how to position your portfolio for the rising rate environment.
Flows into short-term bond ETFs have been massive, but investors are leaving yield on the table by not researching all their options. In this critical session, we discuss how to get the most out of the area of the market that yields the least, and discuss the role these strategies have in investor portfolios.
People talk about home-country bias in stocks all the time. But in bonds? Most of us invest solely within our own borders. In a total-return environment, does that make sense? Are there untapped opportunities in the global bond market? In this fast-paced session, we debate and discuss the value of buying local versus global, currency risk, hedging your portfolio and how to make the right choice, every time.
It’s rare that you get to hear from one of the leading institutional investors discussing how they’re positioning their portfolio in today’s market. This is your chance: Employees Retirement System of Texas Director of Fixed Income Leighton Shantz takes the Inside Fixed Income stage to discuss his approach to today’s challenging market.
Uncertainty about the euro, turmoil in Italy, rising trade frictions in the U.S. … WTF is happening in the world? What does it mean for markets, and how volatile could it get? The time for answers is now! Join the conversation, raise your concerns and get a glimpse into the future of the world.