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Can fixed income confound expectations in 2014?

by Robert St George on Jan 13, 2014 at 13:57

For those preferring less exotic fixed income allocations, Leaviss said straightforward corporate bonds will produce reasonable risk-adjusted returns in 2014.

‘With growth in the developed world recovering, defaults are likely to stay low.’ However, he urges investors to focus on quality, particularly given the resurgence of covenant-light paper and payment-in-kind bonds.

‘It is more important than ever for bond investors and their credit analyst teams to do their homework,’ he added.

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