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2020 JUN


M&G Institutional


How does the current environment compare to the Global Financial Crisis?

The current crisis is very different to the last. It is economic in nature, in contrast to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), which was financial, with banks at its centre. However, there are similarities. Just as when the GFC fed through to the real economy, this crisis is expected to make leasing properties more challenging and taking risk more costly.

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M&G Institutional fixed income businesses


Covid-19 – Fixed income update briefing

Credit and loans markets have continued to recover strongly, boosted by the ECB’s announcement to extend its stimulus package.
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2020 MAY


M&G Investments


Covid-19 – Fixed income update briefing

A periodic update of the fixed income market and economic events occurring over recent weeks and how M&G has been reacting. 
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2020 APR


M&G Investments


Covid-19 and consumer and mortgage finance: It’s not 2008 all over again

We believe that the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic will play out quite differently to the global financial crisis. While the past decade was arguably the decade of the corporation, could this be the decade of the consumer? In this paper, M&G’s Specialty Finance team examine the reasons why they believe this to be the case and discuss what that means for investment strategies.

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Covid-19 and European high yield: a case of "darkest before dawn"?

This update provides fresh insight into the rollercoaster ride for European high yield investors in March and early April.
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James King, director of fixed income


Covid-19 and European ABS: Resilience under stress testing

In light of the extreme price moves in European ABS, we ran a number of Covid-19-specific stress-tests on securities. This paper details the outcomes.

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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


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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