This week’s topic: Global economy: Monetary policy ?>

This week’s topic: Global economy: Monetary policy

Our Market Optics chartbook contains data-driven insights that power our portfolio management teams’ views, ideas, and decisions. Each week, we’ll take a look a closer look at one of the charts.   This week’s
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The week that was … the week to come ?>

The week that was … the week to come

Every Friday, Brian Jacobsen provides perspective on key events and topics of the current week and his thoughts about what the week ahead may hold. Here’s his report for the
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Chart of the week: Diversification and factors ?>

Chart of the week: Diversification and factors

Our Market Optics chartbook contains data-driven insights that power our portfolio management teams’ views, ideas, and decisions. Each week, we’ll take a look a closer look at one of the charts.
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Exploring the world of SPACs ?>

Exploring the world of SPACs

In this edition, Bob Gruendyke, Senior Portfolio Manager with the Heritage Growth Equity team at Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM), speaks about the recent phenomenon across the investing community of
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A practical framework to find value in sustainable municipal bonds

According to the Investment Company Institute, average four-week inflows into municipal mutual funds and exchange-traded funds over the past two years have been nearly seven times as high as the average inflow over the previous five years. Flows into strategies with a focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) or sustainable investing as a central theme have also been rising. Municipal bond issuers have responded to this strong demand by issuing more than $100 billion of bonds labeled as “green,” “sustainable,” or “socially responsible” since 2013 (see Chart 1). The amount issued in 2020 was nearly double the amount from 2019, and more than $30 billion is expected by Street forecasts to be issued in 2021 alone. We think it’s safe to say that demand for sustainable municipal investments is here to stay.

Answers to your leveraged loan questions

This episode features a global perspective on finding income in fixed-income markets with considerations for both U.S. and non-U.S. investors. Joining us from London to discuss is Jens Vanbrabant, Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of High Yield with the Credit Europe team at Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM).