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Quick Takes: Why Core Bond Indexes Are Riskier Now

Learn why we think it’s important to take an active approach to core bond investments.


Scott Mather, CIO of U.S. core strategies, discusses why core bond indexes are riskier today and cautions passive investors that they may not be getting compensated for new risks.

Explore our latest thinking on interest rates and their investment implications.

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Scott A. Mather

CIO U.S. Core Strategies

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The End of the Beginning

While the election result reduces Brexit uncertainty significantly, it doesn’t eliminate it. Will there be an extension of the transition period? How will any deal affect the economy? In the meantime, UK banks and sterling, especially wounded since the 2016 referendum, still offer value, while low-yielding gilts look unattractive relative to other government debt, such as U.S. Treasuries.

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