Covid-19 has upended lives and the economy. Markets have had to rapidly move from pricing in a sanguine economic environment to the prospect of a synchronised global downturn. The result has been aggressive moves in credit spreads met by record levels of monetary and fiscal stimulus. In this presentation, Seth Meyer and Tom Ross, portfolio managers on high yield strategies at Janus Henderson, discuss some of the pressing questions facing the high yield bond asset class, including:
•How is the economic backdrop shaping high yield markets?
•Are defaults expected to pick up significantly and how can investors avoid them?
•Is the Federal Reserve’s move to purchase fallen angel bonds a game-changer?