Seeking quality in uncertain markets

By Ewan McAlpine, Senior Client Portfolio Manager

In uncertain times, investors naturally seek safety. But in fixed income markets, what does that really mean? Ewan McAlpine outlines the approach RLAM’s Fixed Income Team will be adopting across its credit funds in response to potentially volatile markets this year.

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