Emerging Market Debt: Opportunity or simply too risky!?

Emerging Market Debt: Opportunity or simply too risky!?

When viewed within the context of other fixed income assets, Emerging Market Debt (EMD) has a great deal going for it: it’s a mature, diverse and liquid market offering cheap valuations, relatively low default rates and attractive yields.  Moreover, despite perceptions to the contrary, economic fundamentals for many EM countries are meaningfully superior to the

Quarterly Market Report – Q1, 2019

Quarterly Market Report – Q1, 2019

The MitonOptimal Guernsey team offer up their views on markets in this Quarterly Market Video Report. Questions covered and their respective timestamps are listed below: What changes have you seen in the market environment over the last quarter? (Shaun McDade) How have holdings in the portfolios performed over the last quarter? (Blair Campbell – 05:48)

Convertible Bonds – Should they be an addition to a diversified portfolio?

Convertible Bonds – Should they be an addition to a diversified portfolio?

Rewind to the 4th Quarter of last year when  numerous commentators and analysts were calling an end to arguably the longest bull market in history – certainly since World War II – with major indices, such as the S&P quadrupling since the lows of 2009. Since the end of Q4, and as we approach the

Quarterly Market Video Report – Q4, 2018

Quarterly Market Video Report – Q4, 2018

Quick Links: Shaun McDade discusses markets and provides an update on our model portfolios in the MitonOptimal quarterly market video report, Q4, 2018. Shaun is the Joint Managing Director of MitonOptimal Portfolio Management in Guernsey, for the MitonOptimal group of companies and a member of the MitonOptimal Investment Management Committee. For more of the team’s views

Quarterly Market Report – Q4, 2018

Quarterly Market Report – Q4, 2018

A sizeable and aggressive risk-off episode, reflecting escalating fears over global economic conditions, transformed an otherwise okay year for most markets into what has been described as an “annus horribilis” over the fourth quarter. Developed equity benchmarks suffered their largest falls since the nadir of the Eurozone debt crisis in 2011, feeding through to credit

Market update

Market update

In the last week, world equity markets, as measured by the MSCI World Index, have dipped back into “correction” territory with the benchmark in question having fallen back below the -10% mark (at the time of writing -11.24% in USD terms) from its September peak. The sell-off across risk assets has been variously attributed to

Will we see a convergence in 2019?

Will we see a convergence in 2019?

In a recent Weekly Comment entitled ‘The Big Picture US Interest Rate Debate ’ penned by Scott Campbell (no relation to your modest scribe), the article underlined that we are in the early stages of a multi-year period of rising US interest rates. What wasn’t touched on, however, is the divergence in monetary policy currently

Quarterly Market Video Report – Q3, 2018

Quarterly Market Video Report – Q3, 2018

  Simon Sharrott discusses markets and provides an update on our model portfolios in the MitonOptimal quarterly market video report, Q3, 2018. Simon is the Joint Managing Director of MitonOptimal Portfolio Management in Guernsey, for the MitonOptimal group of companies and a member of the MitonOptimal Investment Management Committee. For more of the team’s views from

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