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.
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.
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?”
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.