Forever Indebted: Fixed Income Worldview, 2020

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Forever Indebted: Fixed Income Worldview, 2020

Global fixed income markets have remained largely resilient, and investors are following macroeconomic and technological developments.

Christian Benson
Research Associate

London, 18 February 2021 – Global fixed income markets offer unparalleled opportunities for both corporations and nations to borrow, determine interest rates, and provide investors with a relatively reliable source of income. Despite the turbulent market conditions of the past year, fixed income continues to represent an important and unique asset class that provides the reliability that other asset classes typically cannot. It is worth reflecting on the magnitude and strength of global fixed income markets in light of the extraordinary economic events of the past year.

As global vaccination programs begin to take effect, promising a meaningful way out of the economic shutdowns that have hampered economic growth in 2020, fixed income market participants will be watching carefully to assess the challenges and opportunities ahead. This report relies on data collected between September 2020 and January 2021 from several international sources, including the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, BIS, and region-specific data repositories. Aite Group analysts collected the opinions of market participants in the U.S., Europe, and the U.K. between November 2020 and January 2021 to gain perspective on the developments in global fixed income markets.

This 40-page Impact Report contains 27 figures and two tables. Clients of Aite Group’s Institutional Securities & Investments service can download this report, the corresponding charts, and the Executive Impact Deck.

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This report mentions AllianceBernstein, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Bank of England (BoE), BlackRock, Bloomberg, Bond Connect Company Limited, Dealogic, European Central Bank (ECB), FTSE Russell, Goldman Sachs, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Invesco, J.P. Morgan, Morningstar, MSCI, OECD, Refinitiv Eikon, and Tradeweb.

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