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Credit investing glossary

Bond index

A bond index represents the value of a portion of the bond market. Bond indices are used as a measure of performance of that portion of the bond market, and is useful as an indication of market returns and as a benchmark against which the performance of a bond fund can be assessed.

A broad range of bond indices are available, each defined by the specific characteristics of the grouping of bonds represented. These characteristics include issuer type, such as government, municipal, corporate; credit rating, such as investment grade and high yield; region, such as global, country, emerging market; and purpose, such as green bonds and social bonds.

Consistently at the forefront of credit management
Consistently at the forefront of credit management
Credit investing
Fixed income outlook: Twin peaks
Fixed income outlook: Twin peaks
In the past 50 years, every single recessionary peak in credit spreads has been preceded by a peak in government bond yields.
20-09-2022 | Einblicke
Central bank watcher: Work in progress
Central bank watcher: Work in progress
Financial markets are already giving a verdict on tighter monetary policy in US and European markets.
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Building back bond exposure
Building back bond exposure
The outlook for bond investing has improved.
08-09-2022 | Einblicke