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    As we enter a new year, financial markets are displaying tangible signs of optimism. Equity markets are setting new record highs, credit spreads are at their lowest levels in two years, and according to JP Morgan even volatility in the foreign exchange markets has dropped...

    Investors have a bad habit of doing the wrong thing in the wake of sharemarket lurches such as the one we are experiencing, basing their reaction on gut instinct rather than logic. Newspapers will blare “billions wiped off markets” and nervous investors will obey their overriding...

    When it comes to equity markets, it appears active US large cap managers in particular seem to struggle to outperform comparative passive strategies after fees. Are the fixed income folks smarter and better at what they do than their equity counterparts? As a fixed income person...

    What is fixed income? Many sharemarket investors are startled when they are told that the global fixed income market is more than twice the size of all those sharemarkets put together. It doesn’t resonate quite so much with retail investors since the big part of the fixed...

    Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis into fixed income has progressed by leaps and bounds in recent years. While a thorough analysis of each of the key ESG themes takes place as part of a company review, at Daintree we are taking this a...