Fixed Income Investors Take Shelter from Rising Rates: eVestment

20 Aug

Fixed Income Investors Take Shelter from Rising Rates: eVestment

FundFire looked at investment return expectations in our current rising rate environment with data and insights from a new eVestment white paper.

Investors and consultants are anticipating that interest rates will rise and have been bulletproofing their fixed income portfolios to protect from the downside risks they see on the horizon, according to a new eVestment research paper.

The current rate environment is “guiding consultants to adjust their outlooks, which somewhat internally is causing conversations between consultants and their clients to make adjustments to their portfolios,” says Peter Laurelli, global head of research at eVestment and one of the authors of the paper. With the current environment, investors are “breaking up their fixed income exposures,” he adds.