Session 098: The Evolution of the Corporate Bond Market and Hidden Riskfuture accruals and costs Primary Role of Fixed Income Liability hedge Primary source of liquidity Potentially ... Diversifier to equities Deflation or inflation hedge2 Primary source of liquidity  Under US and international ...
Description: The investment grade corporate bond market continues to expand in size and is now nearing record levels. The Bloomberg Barclay’s U.S. Corporate Bond Index, representative of the U.S. corporate bond market, now measures over $5 trillion, nearing its all-time high compared to its $2 trillion mark in 2008. The BBB-rated segment of the index has experienced significant growth, and now represents more than 50% of the corporate bond market. Corporate bond market risk has increased beyond what the ratings indicate. Today's investing landscape of relatively low yields, higher corporate leverage and a later-stage credit cycle presents challenges for both insurance and pension portfolios where corporate bonds are a core investment. <br> <br>With representation from a U.S. portfolio manager, Canadian portfolio manager and an investment consultant, attendees will get a full perspective of the North American environment and how to apply this information when making client recommendations.Hide
- Authors: Alexander Pekker, Natalie Moretti, Karin Sullivan, Dennis Woessner
- Date: Feb 2020
- Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
- Topics: Enterprise Risk Management>Portfolio management - ERM; Finance & Investments>Investments
The Connection between Population Structure and Bond Yieldsfactors related to the selection of HYB. [The] primary criteria to evaluate HYB selection are obtained ... critical factors related to the selection of HYB. Primary criteria to evaluate HYB selection are obtained ...
Description: A report providing a high-level review of the literature that addresses the relationship between bond prices/yields and demographic variables, a deep dive into one of the papers, and empirical analysis starting with the methodology of that paper and extending to the stability of the relationship over time, to longer-dated bonds, and to the sovereign bonds of various countriesHide
- Authors: DOUGLAS MARTIN ANDREWS, Stephen Bonnar, Jaideep Oberoi, Aniketh Pittea
- Date: Apr 2020
- Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge
- Topics: Finance & Investments; Finance & Investments>Investments