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Bond markets between strengthening economy and high liquidity
Bond markets between strengthening economy and high liquidity
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Bond markets between strengthening economy and high liquidity

Bond funds are not always the “first choice” right now. The strong profits of listed companies and the orderly dividend payouts are currently outpacing interest income. If you are looking at performance, you have to look closely. Interview with Wolfgang Zemanek, Head of Bond Funds, Initial Asset Management.

Sustainability-linked bonds – an alternative to green bonds?
Sustainability-linked bonds – an alternative to green bonds?
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Sustainability-linked bonds – an alternative to green bonds?

Green bonds are securities that are allocated to specific energy and environmental projects and are intended to contribute to a climate-friendly transformation of the economy. According to a study by the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), they reached a record level of $269. 5 billion in 2020. Sustainability-Linked Bonds represent a voluntary commitment for issuers. How exactly they work is explained in our analysis.

Bond markets: the search for yield remains on top of the agenda
Bond markets: the search for yield remains on top of the agenda
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Bond markets: the search for yield remains on top of the agenda

US government bond yields have risen significantly in recent weeks. How does Erste Asset Management’s Head of Fixed Income Wolfgang Zemanek assess the interest rate development and the role of the central banks? Read more in the current blog interview on the bond markets.

Yield curve management
Yield curve management
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Yield curve management

In recent days, equities and other risky asset classes have come under pressure despite the fact that in the year to date the optimism about an economic recovery has been on the rise. Is that a case of “buy the rumour, sell the fact”? Had the good news already been priced into the market? Or is there another mechanism that could be driving the future development?

Emerging Markets corporate bonds: sustainability turns into a factor of success for investments
Emerging Markets corporate bonds: sustainability turns into a factor of success for investments

Emerging Markets corporate bonds: sustainability turns into a factor of success for investments

Corporate bonds from emerging markets: environmental focus and calling out companies on their sustainability efforts are turning into a success factor. Senior professional fund manager Péter Varga explains the latest trends and developments.

ECB and European Parliament get crisis programmes for 2021 on track
ECB and European Parliament get crisis programmes for 2021 on track
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ECB and European Parliament get crisis programmes for 2021 on track

As the year 2020 comes to a close, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Parliament have put their respective programmes for the fight against the crisis on track for next year. The MEPs recently approved the approximately EUR 1.1tn Community budget for the next seven years, which includes EUR 750bn in Corona aid.

Emerging markets corporate bonds: numerous recovery candidates in case of improving corona crisis
Emerging markets corporate bonds: numerous recovery candidates in case of improving corona crisis
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Emerging markets corporate bonds: numerous recovery candidates in case of improving corona crisis

Emerging market corporate bonds are an interesting asset class in the current low-rate environment. Péter Varga, Senior Professional Fund Manager at Erste Asset Management, answers the key questions on the current environment.