With today's headwinds, we've generally structured our bond portfolios
in a 65% long-term/35% short-term manner to lock in higher yields.
Columbia Threadneedle drew upon its expertise as an experienced active investment manager of municipal bond portfolios
to create the strategic beta rules that are the foundation for the construction of the index.
This includes analyzing securities and structuring bond portfolios
to optimize returns for each unique client situation.
At UBP, Cristina Jarrin will focus specifically on global convertible bond portfolios
. She joins two other new recruits to the Convertible Bonds team - Benjamin-Francois Barretaud as Junior Portfolio Manager and Rui Lopes as Developer.
Within bond portfolios
we encouraged managers to hold onto conventional government bonds as they still represented the best port in the event of a market storm.
The call comes as life insurers offering guaranteed rates of return to their policyholders are facing a financial crunch in Europe as falling yields on their vast bond portfolios
make pay-outs increasingly difficult.
Fitch notes that the increase in risk is small so far, but outlines its concerns: "While there has not been a huge shift by insurers from bonds into riskier asset classes, credit-risk exposure within bond portfolios
has materially increased," the ratings agency says.
It covers different risk parity approaches, first describing the fundamentals of modern portfolio theory and risk budgeting and then examining the application of risk parity to four different asset classes: risk-based equity indexation, management of bond portfolios
, alternative investments such as commodities and hedge funds, and multi-asset classes.
Banks worldwide were forced to take hefty bad debt losses as they wrote down the values of their US mortgage bond portfolios
Two of North America's largest makers of newsprint have been rejiggering their bond portfolios
in recent days, with Resolute Forest Products Inc.
"Lower default risk is leading to tighter yield spreads, which helps banks' bond portfolios
," he said.