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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jin Im, associate portfolio manager for the Investment Grade Fixed Income team at Allspring Global Investments, and Rob Absey, head of Insurance Solutions, discuss structured products, often referred to as securitized assets or securitized products, and the value and importance these assets can have in overall investment portfolios.
Following one of the most challenging years for equities in more than a decade, stocks have rebounded sharply in 2023 as investors have celebrated better-than-expected corporate earnings, resilient economic data, and decelerating inflation.
We explain key drivers of Fitch’s August 1 downgrade of the U.S.’s long-term rating and the potential implications on the market, securities, and clients.
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.