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Bonds have rebounded over the past four months due to higher yields and falling inflation.
Markets remain uncertain due to unpredictable Federal Reserve policy and the tight labour market.
Investors are advised not to increase risk exposure until the second half of the year.
Yields in European investment grade are around 4% and globally around 5%, making bonds a good option for those concerned about equities.
The Bloomberg Global Aggregate index has bounced 9.3% since late October, but investors ended last year with 16.7% losses.
Even safe haven Treasuries took a 12.9% beating in 2022.
Doubts linger despite the resurgence
Many investors remain nervous despite $65bn pumped into fixed assets since the beginning of the year.
Investors are cautious due to uncertainty around inflation and the yield curve persistently inverting.
Shorter-dated fixed income is seen as a sweet spot, offering attractive yields and protection from policy uncertainty.
Self-proclaimed bond bull Chris Iggo suggests that short-dated fixed income could provide a nice yield in today's market.
Investors are advised to hold fire on moving up the risk spectrum into high yield until there is greater certainty on the likely depth and duration of any recession.
The short-duration income strategy focuses on more defensive areas such as utilities, healthcare and cash-rich energy names.
The fund predominantly holds a diversified portfolio of securitised debt, with key holdings in highly rated auto loans, credit card receivables, and AAA-rated commercial mortgage-backed securities.
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