Riding the Curve: A Sprint or a Marathon?

Recorded on August 23, 2023, this conversation centers on the parallels between the world of running and how investors might consider positioning themselves across the yield curve today to run a successful race. Danny Sarnowski, portfolio specialist for the Plus Fixed Income team with Allspring Global Investments, and Abby Becker, consultant relations associate manager, share their thoughts.

What biodiversity loss could mean for the global economy—and why investors need relevant data now

What do the golden toad, paradise parrot, Little Swan Island hutia, and Yarkon bleak all have in common? They’re 4 of 19 animal species identified as extinct in 2011 primarily due to climate change and severe weather.[1] Between 1950 and 2021, the world also lost 50% of its living coral.[2]

Fed holds rates—is this it?

At its September meeting, the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed), as expected, left its federal funds target rate unchanged, at 5.25%–5.50%. The outlook remains hawkish, though, and the interest rate market currently is pricing a 30% probability of an additional 25-basis-point (bp; 100 bps equal 1.00%) hike at the Fed’s November meeting. Despite core inflation’s continued slowing, its current 4.3% year-over-year pace seems too high to us to expect interest rate cuts anytime soon.

U.S. Jobs Report: Stronger Than the Investment Outlook

Aligning with the U.S. Labor Day holiday, Matthias Scheiber, head of Allspring’s Systematic Edge Multi-Asset team, and Travis Keshemberg, senior portfolio manager on the Systematic Edge Multi-Asset team, review the U.S. employment situation and discuss the potential opportunities and challenges in the next 6 to 12 months.

Recession Risks Are Rising—Are You Prepared?

In this podcast, Jamie Newton, head of Global Fixed Income Research and deputy head of Sustainability at Allspring, and Rick Hartley, senior vice president and client advisor on the Insurance Solutions team, discuss reasons the U.S. economy has remained resilient to date, the signs pointing to a possible recession on the horizon, and strategies investors can use to prepare for it.

Make the Most of Your Offseason

The summer can be a slower time for financial advisors and their business. Dr. Rick Jensen, world-renowned performance coach, sports psychologist, and author, and Scott Engroff, sales manager and senior vice president for Intermediary Sales at Allspring Global Investments, discuss how advisors can use that downtime in the offseason to take their game to the next level.

LDI = Let’s Do It (Now Is the Time to Make Improvements to Your LDI Portfolio)

Corporate pension plan investment strategies are always evolving. Market conditions and funded ratios have changed a lot in the last couple of years. With this as a backdrop, Andy Hunt, senior investment strategist, and Katie Wadley, institutional client director at Allspring Global Investments, discuss why now is the time for investors to consider making improvements to their LDI (liability-driven investing) portfolios.