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Schroders Credit Lens January 2024: your go-to guide to global credit markets

17 January 2024 Harry Goodacre, Strategist, Strategic Research Unit at Schroders
Harry Goodacre

Harry Goodacre

Our monthly analysis highlights the charts and data that matter to investors in corporate credit.

The January edition of the Schroders Credit Lens highlights that corporate bond yields and spreads declined further in December, as the expected path of central bank policy rates shifted lower.

Links to all three versions of the Credit Lens are provided below.

Credit Lens (EUR)*
Credit Lens (GBP)
Credit Lens (USD)

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Background on the Schroders Credit Lens:

The Schroders Credit Lens is a comprehensive monthly overview of the global credit market.

It is packed full of data and insights on dollar, euro and sterling investment grade and high yield bonds, and on hard currency, local currency and corporate emerging market debt.

Importantly, as well as assessing each area individually, the Schroders Credit Lens also shows how they compare with each other, in terms of relative attractiveness. This is likely to be of particular interest to those involved in making, or advising on, asset allocation decisions.

The corporate credit section (investment grade and high yield bonds) includes a deep dive into valuations, fundamentals and technicals.

Many investors hedge currency risk when investing in overseas bond markets and hedged yield levels vary significantly depending on your domestic currency. As a result, we have produced three versions of the pack, one each from the perspective of a sterling, dollar and euro based investor.

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