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2020 APR

Insights

02/04/2020

COVID-19 impact on European ABS Price dislocation creates opportunities

The European ABS market has experienced incredible price moves, which are now at their most disconnected relative to the fundamental credit resiliency of these instruments since the depths of 2008/9 in our view. This paper is a 4-minute read.
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M&G Investments

01/04/2020

Covid-19 – further thoughts on finding credit opportunities

Pricing in credit markets continues to react and move rapidly, and we are using that price action to identify and take advantage of opportunities as they arise.

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2020 MAR

Insights

M&G Institutional

31/03/2020

Covid-19 Fixed Income update: Market and economic effects of Covid-19 coronavirus

Last week was another astonishing period for global markets as the impact of Covid-19 spread through populations and economies worldwide. This wrap-up of reaction from our investment teams offers insight into how the turbulence is playing out across asset classes. This paper is a 9-minute read.
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Richard Ryan, senior fund manager

31/03/2020

The value view - finding opportunities in adversity

Asset markets have been subject to extreme volatility in recent days. M&G’s institutional public debt team has been maintaining a close watch on credit markets with a view to identifying attractive opportunities.
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M&G Investments

26/03/2020

Covid-19 – our thoughts on the European loan market

Market dynamics remain highly changeable in this unpredictable environment. In the latest update from M&G’s Leveraged Finance team, read about what has been happening in the European loan market and why investors would do well to remember the underlying strengths of the loan asset class during this time of volatility.

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M&G plc

20/03/2020

M&G plc response to COVID-19

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Market summaries

M&G Investments

19/03/2020

Current credit market perspectives of
Covid-19

As financial markets bounce and dive in reaction to news and shifting sentiment surrounding Covid-19, we provide some perspectives of the public and private credit markets across M&G’s institutional businesses.

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Insights

19/03/2020

European loan market update latest insights from the desk

In this update, M&G’s Leveraged Finance team provide their views on the latest developments in the European loan market amid ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic on a much broader level.
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Insights

M&G Investments

03/03/2020

Impact investing in action – helping to create a cycle of positive change

Through our commitment to MEF, a global microfinance debt fund, our clients have the opportunity to lend for impact by giving micro and small entrepreneurs in developing countries better access to affordable and appropriate finance, and thereby contribute to the improvement of their lives and prospects as a result of the financing provided.

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2020 FEB

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M&G Real Estate

21/02/2020

European living tapping into 21st century growth trends

A shift in demographics and lifestyles is driving the real estate living sectors – whether temporary living space like hotels, or permanent living space like housing and student accommodation through to retirement and care homes – into the realm of mainstream asset classes.

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M&G Investments

20/02/2020

What is the outlook for European leveraged loans?

Though duration was the friend of fixed income in 2019, the lack of duration in the floating-rate loan did not detract from its appeal and the market again exhibited fewer wild swings than other asset classes – but will 2020 bring more of the same? In this paper, our Leveraged Finance fund management team share their views on the dynamics that drove the European leveraged loan market in 2019, and discuss the prospects for the asset class this year.

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Insights

M&G Investments

04/02/2020

Attractions of listed infrastructure to pension schemes

From reliable, secure, inflation-linked cashflows, to defensive characteristics during downturns, listed infrastructure has attractions for pension schemes and other investors alike. This paper identifies the diverse investment opportunities available.

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