Strategic Bond Opportunities Fund

Two major deals for Christmas

Eric Vanraes explores the driving factors influencing the bond market in December.

Three vaccines and a rally

Eric Vanraes reviews the vaccine developments and the US Presidential election result, noting the positive effect these have had on credit spreads and why hybrid debt was a clear winner for investors in a month of market rallies.

The Fed remains key driver ahead of US elections

Eric Vanraes discusses how the Fed and European Central Bank have both emerged victorious with long-term government bond yields increasing substantially in October.

The bond market plays the waiting game

Eric Vanraes discusses how the bond market is holding its ‘wait and see’ position in light of multiple global uncertainties.

Inflation fears make a comeback

Eric Vanraes outlines how markets and central banks could react to rising inflation rates, significant changes in the Fund’s strategy, and the evolution of equity markets.

The Fed saves jobs, but personal woes continue

Eric Vanraes gives his outlook on the macroeconomic and monetary policy picture against a backdrop of COVID-19 concerns.

Investors’ risk appetite persists

Eric Vanraes examines investors' preference in H1 2020 for equities and high-risk bonds; at the expense of long dates US Government bonds.

A bright future for most bonds… but not all!

Eric Vanraes provides insight on his assessment of the major influencers of fixed income markets today and how he reflects these in his three step investment process.

TIPS and hybrids, a relevant barbell

Eric Vanraes examines the impact of the dramatic market rally and the affect this has had on TIPS.

Tactical decrease of credit risk

Eric Vanraes sets out the strategy of reducing risk and seizing quality opportunities in a time when future contracts cross the zero line.

Safe haven treasuries and credit opportunities

Eric Vanraes' outlook remains focused on two major situations; the macroeconomic situation (including growth and inflation) and Central Banks’ behaviour.

10y Treasury yields at record lows

Eric Vanraes comments on avoiding emerging markets and focusing on high-quality and good timing.