The CFA Institute Fixed-Income Management 2017 Conference will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, on 12–13 October. This annual event covers practical topics for researchers, analysts, portfolio managers, and top strategists, focusing on global debt markets, fixed-income sectors, security selection, and portfolio construction.
BlackRock's Marilyn Watson is optimistic about opportunities in global bond markets, despite significant challenges in the current interest rate environment.
"I don't see GDP growth running away from us," Robert S. Kaplan said. "In fact, if we don't take wise actions from a policy point of view, I actually think potential GDP is likely to trend lower over the next number of years from where it is now."
The US municipal bond markets have been “changing for the good” in terms of disclosure and reporting since the financial crisis, according to Peter Coffin, president of Breckinridge Capital Advisors.
Michael Pond, CFA, delivered an interesting primer on inflation-linked debt at the recent CFA Institute Fixed-Income Management Conference. So what are inflation-linked bonds? They are most typically debts issued by sovereign nations whose nominal interest rate is adjusted, either up or down, by an inflation measure.
How can investors cope with the extraordinary, post-Great Recession policies of central banks? PIMCO's Marc P. Seidner, CFA, offered direct and logical prescriptions at the CFA Institute Fixed-Income Management conference.
Dan Fuss, CFA, vice chair of Loomis Sayles, has always encouraged analysts and portfolio managers to think broadly about their approach to investment analysis. He provided a global analytical framework through his four Ps — peace (or lack thereof), people, politics, prosperity, and adding perhaps a fifth P for policy and the evolving role of central banks — at the 2015 CFA Institute Fixed-Income Management Conference.
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