Tag: Fixed income

J.P. Morgan: Doing Well and Doing Good Are Compatible

Historically, investors tended to consider ESG factors either to increase risk-adjusted returns (doing well) or to achieve sustainable outcomes (doing good). A new analysis suggests there is no meaningful trade-off between the two when investing in public markets.

The Bond ‘Misclassification’ Debate

Accusations about overblown bond ratings, by Morningstar, still need to be proved, advisers say. But, if true, this could affect investor capital flows and the amount of risk that bond investors take.

Average 401(k) Equity Allocation Surpasses 70%

The latest update of the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index shows the average asset allocation to equities rose in June to the highest level in 20 years. The index shows investors were content to watch their balances rise, as there were no days of above-normal trading activity. Average net trading activity was 0.009% of 401(k) balances, down from 0.011% in May.

The Future of the 60/40 Portfolio

Investment experts say it’s not the percentages of a 60/40 portfolio that need to change for it to be effective in the future—it’s the components.

Interest Rates’ ‘New Normal’

By bringing longer-run goals and strategy into alignment with changes in the economy, the Fed aims to strengthen support for economic recovery.

Coronavirus Rocks Long-View Capital Market Assumptions

Comparing asset managers’ five-year capital market assumptions published in late 2019 and early 2020 with the newly updated versions being circulated today is an eye-opening exercise that underscores the staggering economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.