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Insight  |  August 15, 2022

Muzinich Weekly Market Comment

While second quarter earnings season is largely ending with better-than-expected results, there were a few notable earnings this week.

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Snapshot  |  July 31, 2022

Corporate Credit Snapshot – 31 July 2022

In a healthy reversal from June, global credit markets ended the month of July with positive returns across the asset classes. Spreads tightened significantly in HY and less so in investment grade (IG).

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Analysis  |  July 20, 2022

Time to Allocate to Credit?

Following a difficult first half for credit markets, we believe it may be worthwhile adding credit to portfolios, especially US high yield credit.

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Analysis  |  July 15, 2022

Asia Credit – A Crisis in Confidence, Not Fundamentals

What is causing the current weakness in the Chinese high yield credit markets?

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Viewpoint  |  May 13, 2022

Parallel Lending Investment Strategy; A Primer

The growth of non-bank financial intermediation (“NBFI”) is a clear worldwide trend over the last 15 years.

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Analysis  |  March 14, 2022

Value In Credit?

With the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine and persistent concerns about inflation, fear has now started to replace greed in markets, which may create interesting opportunities for long term investors.  It is very difficult to time markets, but we believe a focus on fundamentals during periods of volatility helps provide a framework for good decision making. 

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Analysis  |  March 4, 2022

The Impact of War

Putin’s attack on Ukraine is having wide-reaching consequences for global financial market as investors reconsider their options

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Viewpoint  |  February 22, 2022

Syndicated Loans – A Safe Port in a Storm

Against a backdrop of economic recovery but the prospect of rising interest rates, where can credit investors look for yield while protecting themselves from interest rate risk?

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Insight  |  February 18, 2022

Asia Credit – Bounding into the Year of the Tiger

The recent relaxation of Chinese property sector regulations, a lack of inflationary pressure, stronger external positions vs. the 2013 Taper Tantrum

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Analysis  |  February 10, 2022

Emerging Markets - The End of Free Money?

Despite a shaky start to the year for risk assets, emerging markets have held up relatively well and we believe offer encouraging investment opportunities which are backed by economic recovery.

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Analysis  |  February 8, 2022

Emerging Markets Update - Inflation

Will developed market central banks follow their emerging market counterparts in combatting inflationary pressures?

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Analysis  |  February 1, 2022

Dialling Down Risk

Caution Warranted as Rates Moves and Higher Inflation Cloud the Outlook for Credit.

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Analysis  |  January 27, 2022

US High Yield – Current Market Considerations

We believe a recent rise in volatility presents an interesting opportunity for investors in US high yield.

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Insight  |  January 25, 2022

European Private Debt – A Bright Outlook

Does a strong recovery in deal flow and the prospect of protection from rising interest rates reinforce the investment case for private debt?

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Viewpoint  |  December 7, 2021

Corporate Credit Outlook 2022 - Time to Harvest Carry

While risks remain, we expect the global economic momentum to continue into 2022, creating a potentially positive backdrop for credit.

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Analysis  |  November 15, 2021

US High Yield – The Law of Supply and Demand

An anticipated increase of rising stars in US high yield over the next 12 to 18 months could result in a strong technical backdrop for the asset class.

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Analysis  |  November 8, 2021

Inflation – A Perfect Storm

Deeply interconnected global themes are driving inflationary pressures, it’s not just because of a post-COVID surge in economic activity argues Tatjana Greil-Castro.

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Insight  |  November 1, 2021

Committing to Net Zero

With the climate science increasingly undisputed and the latest IPCC1 report a timely reminder of the urgency for global climate action, expectations of the impending UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November are higher than ever.

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Insight  |  October 14, 2021

Back to Square One?

Fiscal rules and political developments in the EU

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Insight  |  October 13, 2021

SFDR and the New ESG Regulatory Framework

The European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) came into force in March 2021.

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