Are investors back to bonds? It’s been a historically bad year for the bond markets. But with valuations in the tank thanks to the Fed’s interest rate hikes, and new securities becoming available at attractive yields, investors may finally be ready to test the fixed-income waters again.
Trevor Graham, Managing Director – Equity-Oriented Strategies at TIFF Investment Management, an outsourced chief investment officer firm, said the team is considering allocating more capital to the bond market as rate hikes continue — a reversal of the firm’s investment strategy from just a few months ago. In June, TIFF replaced some of its fixed-income allocation with hedge funds whose mandate is similar.