Bond Funds on Vacation?

Bond Funds on Vacation?

February 11, 2020 Resource Center 0 Comments

 

Are your clients invested in bond funds on vacation? Many bond funds own assets in countries producing yields below zero. That could mean client money isn’t working nearly as hard as it could be.

A few quarters back, we shared a glimpse at the top six countries with debt below zero*. Since then, some countries have shuffled around the list, but the numbers are still staggering.

Here are the current top ten countries with yields below zero*:

1. Japan $7.6 T
2. France $1.8 T
3. Germany $1.4 T
4. Switzerland $1.1 T
5. Netherlands $345 B
6. Belgium $275 B
7. Austria $205 B
8. Italy $76 B
9. Spain $67 B
10. Finland $11 B

 

With this in mind, how does IRON’s approach differ? We, for one, focus on countries (and sectors) that provide value. We buy assets that produce a positive yield, and that’s it!

 

Want to know more about our fixed income mission? Feel free to reach out at any time!

 

*Source: Bloomberg

 

 

 


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