In this report

Quality eurozone bond yields are heading lower, but there are strong market expectations of an imminent rise in interest rates in the US. Investors who fear getting caught out by interest rate moves are adopting new strategies. Investors are also heading to new electronic trading venues to ensure greater liquidity

Blue-chip debt takes its cue from sub-zero government bond yields

Some large corporates are beginning to appear much safer bets than sovereign issuers

Fledgling ‘non-traditional’ vehicles gain traction

Net flows in 2013 surge by almost 900%

Managers turn to dark pools to carry out trades

The usual middlemen have stepped back from the business


Emerging market debt fears abate but concerns persist

Retail investors have been exiting the sector but institutional interest has been steady

Time to end the destructive force of QE

Savers and ordinary people pay the penalties for Fed’s policy QE

High yield feels the weight of its success

Investors are widening their search for value in a tough scenario for high yield bonds

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ETFs: safer passage through the QE storm?

Fixed income investors face challenge of tapering effects

Alternative finance is big hope for SMEs

Search for credible ways to reduce reliance on banks is gathering pace


Sub-Saharan market: High yields fire appetite for African eurobonds

Investors ready to defy sceptics to inject new impetus into market

Multi-credit plans: Mixed bag a route to higher returns

Diversification can often minimise risk and maximise yield

Indexing for bonds: Smart beta strategies make elbow room

Strategies are being explored to guard against instability

Search for yield grows more balanced

Investors have a new solution to the pain of holding cash but bonds have not been forgotten

Local currency funds come out of shadows

Big international institutions are following the hedge funds away from hard currency-focused bonds

Electronic trading is not a silver bullet

Industry built on personal relationships faces long journey to acceptance of alternative

Demand exceeds supply in sukuk market

Sharia-compliant investment may be seen as a niche sector, but appetite is growing

Asset managers turn to shadow banking

A growth opportunity for larger firms can also boost the real economy

Political instability tests Draghi pledge

Worries over volatile states are triggering debate about the ECB’s support programme


Bull run brings risks and rewards

Action by central banks has dangers for investors

Risks rise as hunt for yield intensifies

Investors are exploring in ever more low-rated territory

Money gushes into EM debt funds

How long can the bull market last?

Demand surges for high-yield munis

With interest rates so low, the allure of better returns is clear

Indexing orthodoxy is put to the test

Traditional cap-weighted benchmarks face a challenge

Surge in sukuk demand outpaces the issuance

Sound returns also draw interest from non-Islamic investors

Achieving liquidity stirs fluid debate

The impact of the declining role of broker-dealers

UK Linkers investors worry over RPI proposals

Changing the index formula would be a blow for investors

Pension funds stick with gilts for safety

Pension funds may risk buying high yield assets

Asset managers lend directly to business

Investors are looking for assets that offer a better return