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Harnessing the best of what Fixed Income has to offer

The list of market risks seems to be growing, but so is the variety of tools to mitigate them. In this exclusive Masterclass, three experts from Insight Investment discuss income and ballast in portfolios, why clients need fixed income, the broader benefits of the asset class, central bank policy, and much more.


  • Gautam Khanna, Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Multi-Sector Fixed Income, Insight Investment
  • Brendan Murphy, Head of Global Fixed Income, North America, Insight Investment
  • Dan Rabasco, Head of Municipal Bonds, Insight Investment
  • Moderator, Jenna Dagenhart,

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Coming Out of the Crisis

The effects of Covid-19 will last into the future. This video will review 18 previous crises back to the 1920s and focus on the key tenants that investors should focus on now.

Fixed Income
TIME: 2:22

Anatomy of a Bond Market

When markets are tranquil, liquidity can be high. But supply can tighten quickly, leaving investors looking for options.

TIME: 6:50

Dispelling Myths about CLOs

Hiram Hamilton, Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Structured Credit at Alcentra, debunks three myths often associated with CLOs including the role CLOs played in the Global Financial Crisis, forced liquidation and the holding of CLOs on bank balance sheets.

TIME: 9:05

Relative Value Roundup: US vs European CLOs

Cathy Bevan, Co-Head of Structured Credit in Europe at Alcentra, discusses the differences between the U.S. and European CLO markets and the driving value to invest in each region.

TIME: 6:10

CLO Outlook: Navigating Through a Pandemic

A review of the most volatile months during the COVID-19 pandemic, the market rebound and the areas of opportunity in CLOs by Brandon Chao, Portfolio Manager, Structured Credit, Alcentra.

TIME: 6:36

Introduction to CLOs

Hiram Hamilton, Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Structured Credit, Alcentra explains the mechanics of a CLO, how asset returns are distributed and the drivers of performance the CLO life cycle.

TIME: 2:52

Is Derisking Risky Business?

Since 2017, in our view, many investors have been derisking, moving away from intermediate duration bonds to ultrashort duration bonds and cash-like securities. We think this deserves a deeper look.

Markets & Economy
TIME: 4:29

Newton Real Return: An alternative approach to volatility

Traditional portfolios invested in only equity and/or fixed income may not provide the diversification necessary for future volatile markets.

Markets & Economy
TIME: 4:53

UK Election Result - Conservative win

Shamik Dhar and Newton UK equity manager Emma Mogford discuss the ramifications of the UK election result.

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