Sector Views

Our Sector Team leaders share perspectives on performance characteristics, opportunities, and risks across a broad range of fixed-income asset classes.


 


May 17, 2018

Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities: Weathering the Storm

We expect stable performance amid increased supply and a benign prepayment environment.


May 17, 2018

Asset-Backed Securities and CLOs: Wary of Hidden Risks

We continue to find opportunities in CLOs and ABS, but look for ways to limit risk as the credit cycle nears its end.


May 17, 2018

Bank Loans: A Double-Edged Sword

Concerns about inflation and a steeper path for Fed rate hikes buoyed investor demand for floating-rate assets, but defaults are ticking higher.


May 17, 2018

Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities: Stay Disciplined

We focus on originator and manager experience as new entrants flood the CRE CLO market.


May 17, 2018

Commercial Real Estate Debt: Musical Chairs

With falling sales volume and normalized maturities, the supply of mortgage loan opportunities will be significantly less this year.


May 17, 2018

High-Yield Corporate Bonds: Turning the Corner

Demand for high-yield corporate bonds waned in the first quarter as Treasurys sold off, but signs of a turnaround are visible.


May 17, 2018

Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds: The Easy Money Has Been Made

Changes in monetary policy, rising corporate leverage, and a deteriorating technical landscape are taking a toll.


May 17, 2018

Municipal Bonds: Driven by Individual Investors

Income-seeking retail investors are driving the market for municipal bonds, but a disciplined approach can still uncover opportunities.


May 17, 2018

Non-Agency Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities: Investor Demand Meets Short Supply

Improving fundamentals and limited supply have insulated the sector from broader market volatility.


May 17, 2018

Rates: Higher Yields, Flatter Curve

Increased volatility could lead to wider credit spreads and a migration to higher-quality fixed-income assets.







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