Investors spy lower SSA returns in 2018

By Craig McGlashan
29 Nov 2017

Investors expect to make less money from the SSA bond market in 2018 than this year, but still believe there will be enough opportunities for the sector to “stay interesting” — particularly if the European Central Bank increases its relative share of the asset class, according to a portfolio manager at a major fund house.

Changes to borrowing plans by some issuers over the course of this year led to curve steepening and flattening, which created money making opportunities, he said. While next year’s funding targets look a “bit more defined”, the manager said: “We still expect enough vis-à-vis the other low beta ...

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