History doesn’t repeat, but it often rhymes: Time to diversify your diversifiers

The world is currently facing a multitude of troubles. Inflation is running hot, recession is looming on the horizon, there is a war in Europe and tensions in Asia, and there are serious concerns of a banking crisis. Uncertainty and anxiety are heightened, leaving investors to wonder what the future holds and how they can protect their portfolios.

Don’t let the yield curve flatten your LDI portfolio

Unusually flat

Most market commentators talk about the U.S. Treasury yield-curve steepness in the context of the short end: T-bill yield versus the 2-year Treasury yield. But given that U.S. pension plans have approximately 80% of their liability risk associated with yields beyond 10 years, a more important metric is the 10-year Treasury yield versus the 30-year Treasury yield (below).

A leap of faith led me to find my “true calling”

The year was 2002. Armed with my college degree, zero direction, no LinkedIn, no one providing potential paths, and no desire to move back home, I did what every parent dreads: moved in with a boyfriend. I wanted my own money, so I got a job bartending and waitressing. During those six months of hard physical work, I realized a few things: The service industry consists of amazing people who work hard, function over form is best for shoes when you work on your feet, and I had a knack for chatting people up and selling.

Career Inspiration from Five Women at Allspring Global Investments

March is Women’s History Month, a time set aside to celebrate the contributions women have made in the name of gender equality. We’re going one step further by sharing insight and advice from five women who work at Allspring Global Investments, in an effort to help the next generation of women in finance.