Fixed Income Amid Rising Rates: Challenges and Opportunities

Loomis Sayles Fixed Income Manager Matt Eagan shares insights on navigating the current fixed income markets.

  • Fixed income investors are likely to face continued pressure from rising interest rates in the near term.
  • Despite interest rate challenges, certain sectors present opportunities that may prove favorable over time.
  • In emerging markets, credit quality is more dispersed than in the past, which means rising rates are likely to affect each economy differently.
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