September 23, 2019

PGIM enhances European operations

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 23, 2019 – PGIM, the global investment management business of U.S.-based Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) (NYSE: PRU) and one of the world’s top 10 asset managers with $1.2 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2019, continues to enhance its European footprint following the recent approval, by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets, for it to operate an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) from its newly established office in the Netherlands. The office, based in Amsterdam, acts as the AIFM for its existing Irish alternative investment fund and provides investment management, marketing and distribution services in the European Union.

September 19, 2019

The Fed serves up another incremental cut amid “disparate perspectives”

The Federal Reserve again nudged the Fed funds rate target down another 25 basis points to 1.75%-2.0% in its latest policy meeting. In a sign of just how divided the Fed is over the appropriate policy stance, however, three FOMC members dissented from the decision.

September 18, 2019

The potential implications of investing in coal-heavy utilities

Do utility bonds issued by more carbon-intensive utilities trade at a discount? Or are bonds issued by utilities with less reliance on coal—but with yields similar to their peers—the better trade? PGIM Fixed Income credit analysts weigh in.

August 20, 2019

What is an inverted yield curve, and what does it mean?

Historically, inverted yield curves have preceded economic slowdowns. Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist and head of global bonds for PGIM Fixed Income, explains the inverted yield curve and what it means for investors.

August 09, 2019

PGIM 3Q market outlooks: Investment opportunities amid economic uncertainty

Increased trade tensions, market volatility and dovish federal policies have left investors with uncertainty about the months ahead.  PGIM’s asset managers offer their outlooks.

July 02, 2019

The next chapter in the U.S. – China trade war

President Trump and President Xi are talking again and, for the time being, the trade war is not on an escalating trajectory. The deeper question is, how much closer are we to a final resolution?

June 24, 2019

The Fed clears the way for cuts as the market seeks even more

According to PGIM Fixed Income’s G-10 lead economist Ellen Gaske and chief investment strategist Robert Tipp, we may expect to see two rate cuts in the second half of 2019—more than what the median Fed projection has penciled in, but less than the three cuts the market has been pricing in.

May 13, 2019

The outlook for escalating trade tensions

Nathan Sheets, PGIM Fixed Income’s chief economist and head of global macroeconomic research, recognizes that uncertainties regarding U.S.-China trade tensions have multiplied and provides perspective based on the question of “what do we actually know?”

April 29, 2019

Implications of a U.S.-China Trade Deal: Who Wins? Who Loses?

As the United States and China work toward a resolution of the ongoing trade war, an important question is whether the agreement will achieve any appreciable further opening of the Chinese economy and, if so, how such gains will be distributed across China’s trading partners.

April 17, 2019

PGIM Fixed Income’s second quarter outlook: ‘Whiplash!’ and ‘Back From the Brink—But What Next?’

PGIM Fixed Income's Q2 outlook examines the conditions that may affect market performance after a strong Q1, the factors supporting global economic growth, and the forward trends of each fixed income sector.