Future U.S. Government Shutdown? What It Means to Investors

With the deadline looming for the U.S. government to pass a bill in order to avert a government shutdown, Jeff Weaver, head of Global Liquidity Solutions, and Henri Proutt, portfolio specialist for the Global Liquidity Solutions team, discuss what investors should and should not be concerned about, depending on the result. Jeff and Henri recorded this conversation on November 14, 2023.

Fixed Income Today: Consistent, Disciplined Approach Is Key

With the Federal Reserve signaling that they’re done raising rates for the time being, Noah Wise, senior portfolio manager for Allspring’s Plus Fixed Income team, and George Bory, chief investment strategist for Allspring Fixed Income, discuss their views on the current interest rates situation and how investors might want to consider positioning their fixed income portfolios in this type of environment.

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.