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From the Desk of Risk: Measly Yields Don’t Necessarily Mean Measly Returns



As we’ve had conversations with clients, heard from consultants, and read in the press, yield-starved investors are turning to riskier asset classes and alternative investments to add income to their portfolios. But what if it didn’t have to be that complicated? What is often…

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Bank Loans + High Yield Bonds > Bank Loans Alone



Even after a bumper year of investor inflows, high yield bank loans underperformed high yield bonds in 2013. Flows into bank loans, a segment of the overall high yield fixed income market, were north of US$62 billion, and yet the total returns in the high yield bond market were better. Why didn’t…

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