The precipitous and devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has left no doubt that global economies have entered an unprecedented recession. Investors are now left to ponder what’s next and to contemplate how deep the contraction might be, and how quickly markets can recover.
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.
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.
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.
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.