The risks of going passive in fixed income

The growth of passive investing is widely discussed by equity market investors, but less so in fixed income. This is because there are a number of differences between equity and bond indices that need to be taken into consideration when analysing the active versus passive debate, which we believe supports the case for active management.

Michael Count

Michael Count

Senior Fund Manager, Fixed Income

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LF Canlife Sterling Liquidity: One Year On

The LF Canlife Sterling Liquidity Fund is designed to provide institutional investors with a high degree of capital security and daily liquidity via a conservative, but flexible approach to cash and fixed income investing. Launched in July last year and AAAf/S1 rated by Fitch, we believe the Fund offers diversification versus bank deposits combined with high levels of liquidity and credit quality.

Steve Matthews

Steve Matthews

Fund Manager, Liquidity

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How UK investors can benefit from a booming US

Although the global economic recovery remains on a sound footing at present, there is a clear divergence between the winners and losers, which is most noticeable when comparing the US and the UK. The UK economy – although it has remained resilient – is still struggling under the weight of Brexit uncertainty, whilst the US continues to motor on.

Craig Rippe

Craig Rippe

Head of Multi-Asset

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Are equities overextended?

Following the reversal post a decade of quantitative easing (QE), a backdrop of rising interest rates and political uncertainty in the UK, US and Europe, many are debating to what assets they should allocate their money. As long-term investors, what are we focusing on?

David Marchant

David Marchant

Chief Investment Officer, Canada Life Limited & Managing Director, Canada Life Asset Management Limited.

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The implications of a flattening yield curve

Despite market volatility, the synchronised global economic recovery has continued apace. In the UK, GDP forecasts were revised up to 1.6% on the back of this stronger growth, whilst we also saw wage growth exceed inflation for the first time in twelve months. However, this dip in inflation (to 2.5%) has caused the market to speculate that UK interest rates – and therefore bond yields – will not now rise as fast as previously thought.

Michael Count

Michael Count

Senior Fund Manager, Fixed Income

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