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Government bond markets on the path to Japanification, says Fidelity

Government bond markets on the path to Japanification, says Fidelity

August 2020 featured a low volatility environment compared to previous years, as sentiment around the macro backdrop and the Covid-19 recovery improved, and the ongoing growth in central bank balance sheets proved a boon for risky assets. But with economic data having little impact on prices and a larger share of the market owned by domestic commercial banks, are developed government bond markets at risk of Japanification?

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Impact investors champion “Trojan Horse” investment products as market leaders focus on scaling “from billions to trillions”

Impact investors champion “Trojan Horse” investment products as market leaders focus on scaling “from billions to trillions”

Investment products such as social bonds and green energy stocks can act as a “Trojan Horse” to convince the finance industry about the benefits of using capital to make a positive impact, said experts at an impact investing event in September.