Fake news. It’s pervasive these days. And it’s no longer exclusively a problem for politicians, journalists and Facebook. It’s made its way into the capital markets too, particularly in areas of major global economic and financial impact.
The fixed-income offerings in a typical defined contribution (DC) menu can sometimes seem uninspired, but it doesn’t take much to improve the selection. The right combination can enhance core fixed-income allocations, providing diversification and reducing risk.
More and more investors are globalizing their bond portfolios these days—with good reason. But when it comes to reducing risk, active management is essential. The French presidential election is just one reason.
Worried about heightened market volatility? It’s true that there are some known unknowns ahead: US elections, earnings season, Deutsche Bank, a potential interest-rate hike.