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June 2017

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Bonds - Fixed Income Securities


Fixed Income Securities promise what their name says: with some exceptions they pay a fixed amount of interest every so often and promise to repay the principal at maturity. Some classes of bonds pay interest on a floating basis, give the right to convert the principal value into shares or link the interest payment to an index of inflation.

Usually the investor has the prospect of a limited return but unlimited potential of loss (if the debtor goes out of business for example).

Investing in Bonds must therefore approached with extra care and the quality of the underlying debtor must be carefully assessed.

Sometimes, however, it is possible to make significant capital gains as well. This is the case when the investor is able to benefit from a sustained move in the level of interest rates or a major change in how the market views the quality of the underlying credit.

Recently an extra risk has entered the equation. We are speaking of political risk. It is a worrying development that the US government has begun to override the legitimate interests of the debt investors in Chrysler and General Motors bonds. We will watch the impact of these interventions as they may well lead to an even more cautious approach to investing in bonds.

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PBA will help you with the following:|

 

Is your Adviser executing Foreign Exchange transactions at correct prices?

Should you accept 'Financial Products' at part of your Portfolio?

Are you aware of the hidden costs of Structured Products?


How secure is your wealth in a safe deposit box?


Binary Options
- you may better visit a Casino


Risk Premia Strategies -
old wine in new bottles

Stock Picking
- can you beat the Market this way?

Do Women make better fund managers?

Are Index Funds the best choice under any market scenario?

What should I do when my Financial Adviser (Private Bank, Investment Fund) merges?

Should I pay a management fee if my Financial Adviser uses funds that already charge me a fee?


Does my Financial Adviser really select the best possible investment funds for me or is he obliged to select from a pre-determined or proprietary list set by his firm?


Are you at risk from a blow-up in the CDS market?

Should you have to understand what the 'Barrier Hit Probability' is?

Do you know what risks are hidden in your UCITS Fund?

Not all performance fee structures align interests effectively

Does my Financial Adviser provide me with account statements that disclose all fees?

Can you rely on performance projections?

What is private in Private Equity Funds?

Should you participate in Euro experiment?

What can rebalancing your portfolio achieve?

How can you protect yourself against states going bankrupt?

Should you trust your financial advisor?

Are all Index Funds created equal?

Are you in- or outside your hedge fund's sidepocket?

Implementing an appropriate asset allocation

Can financial advisors really be 'independent'?

MIFID
- a flop for the private investor

Are your management and performance fees calculated correctly?

Can you trust relatives when investing?

Pitfalls of investing in ETF's, ETN's, ETC's and ETT's

What is a step-down express
certificate?

Are Hedge Fund Billionaires good for your financial health?

Should you consider 'Newcits', and what are they?

Understand why some ETF's may not perform as you expect

How to survive the global war between savers and speculators

Is your financial adviser a professional or a business man/woman?

Why traditional diversification is no longer sufficient

How to protect yourself against currency 'reform'?

Risk aspects of property and money market funds

Is my money used to pay for banker's bonuses?

What is the best way to invest in Gold?

How should you Financial Adviser be compensated and what role does the remuneration structure of his employer have?

Does it matter where my investment manager is located?

Who is ultimately responsible for the regulation of my investment fund?

Are investments in the USA sensible given proposed changes in the tax law?

Where are my confidential financial affairs still treated with respect?

How to protect yourself from toxic financial instruments

Does past performance help in picking investment managers or funds?


Should you stay away from firms that use Celebrity endorsements?


How to understand what performance statistics hide

Do you need a financial advisor that walks your dog?

Not all regulators are created equal. Which ones should you trust - and what does it mean when an advisor is regulated?


What type of Institution will suit your needs better? Large or Small Banks, Private Banks, Independent Asset Managers or Boutique Managers?

What are the implications if Hedge Funds hold massive cash reserves?

How meaningful is the fact that a Hedge Fund has had only 15 losing months during the past 15 years?

Are larger Hedge Funds or Fund of Funds necessarily better for you?


What is the correct way to set targets for performance fees on Hedge Funds?

Is a 'High-Water-Mark' sufficient to protect the interests of Investors in Hedge Funds?

Are Hedge Funds really a new Asset Class?

There are so many different Indices of Hedge Fund Performance - which one shall I pay attention to?

 


 




 

   
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