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Library » Webinar: Searching for Income in a Low-Yield World

July 07, 2015 | Fixed Income

With yields below average, searching for income to meet your investors' goals can be challenging. In order to find value, you must understand the risks that are involved with fixed income portfolio decisions. Managing Director, Christopher Petrosino, and Darin Leone, Portfolio Strategist, discuss …

Library » The Hidden Risk of Fixed Income Indexing

June 18, 2015 | Fixed Income

Introduction Conventional wisdom is to check the oil in your car at regular intervals. While there has been some debate as to how often to change it, there is no arguing that your car’s engine couldn’t run for very long without oil. However, to say that the purpose of oil is to keep the engine …

Library » Managing Credit and Interest Rate Risk in the Current Market Environment

June 08, 2015 | Active Management

Introduction Credit risk can be broadly defined as the risk of default and/or widening of credit spreads. In general, investors expect to be compensated with higher yields when purchasing bonds with a higher degree of credit risk. One of the more common methods of gaining exposure to credit risk …

Library » Webinar: Be Selective in Emerging Market Investing

April 02, 2015 | International Markets

Emerging markets are often referred to as a monolithic asset class, to be bought and sold together, with little attention paid to specific countries or industries. However, we believe that it is more important than ever to take an active approach when pursuing investment opportunities in emerging …

Markets & Economy » What to Expect from European Quantitative Easing

March 24, 2015 | International Markets

A European quantitative easing (QE) program has finally become reality. The European Central Bank (ECB) made its first sovereign bond purchases as part of the plan in early March. While U.S.-based investors are probably very familiar with the concept of QE and its big picture objectives (given …

Library » Why Asset Class Diversification is Important

April 16, 2014 | Active Management

One of the most effective risk management tools available to investors is diversification across multiple asset classes (e.g., stocks, bonds, and cash). A portfolio’s distribution across various asset classes is referred to as the portfolio’s asset allocation. Academic studies have shown that …

Library » Why Managing Capital Risk Is Important

April 14, 2014 | Active Management

While risk is often defined by various statistics, the broadest definition of risk to investors is failing to achieve one’s investment objectives. There are three basic portfolio risks that can prevent an investor from reaching his/her goals: Capital Risk - the possibility of sustained …

Markets & Economy » High Yield Bonds: The Seventh Inning Stretch

July 30, 2013 | Fixed Income

It’s widely known that since the financial crisis, high yield bonds have performed strongly. Even since the “spring 2012 sell-off,” spreads have rallied approximately 275 basis points through May 2013. Yet, spreads are still approximately 225 basis points lower than before the great sell-off. …

Library » Finding Income in Today's Markets

April 17, 2013 | Fixed Income

Income generation has become difficult to achieve in today’s low yield environment. What follows is a discussion of issues currently facing income oriented investors. Rates are at historic lows. How does Manning & Napier suggest investing in fixed income? With yields and rates near historic …


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