Fixed income is generally considered to be a more stable, dependable investment option. However, central bank policies, including low interest rates, have driven returns from areas of fixed income such as government bonds to record lows.
Investing in the debt of companies, also called credit fixed income, can offer benefits. Typically, the returns corporate bonds offer is higher than those from cash and government bonds over time and may provide diversification. However, credit is a wide-ranging area. Detailed thought and analysis is required to make sure each investment opportunity stacks up. In today’s connected world a global view is helpful to get the full picture, and to provide diversification.
Schroders has a highly experienced team of credit experts based all over the world. We research companies thoroughly and use state-of-the-art tools and techniques to crunch the numbers and seek to make the best investment decisions for our clients.
We have a diverse range of credit funds. Our products span geographic regions and offer the ability to meet a variety of investment outcomes. Please note: not all products are available in every market.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amounts originally invested. Exchange rate changes may cause the value of any overseas investments to rise or fall.
A rise in interest rates generally causes bond prices to fall.
A decline in the financial health of an issuer could cause the value of its bonds to fall or become worthless.
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