It is with little remorse that we close the book on the first half of 2022. Whereas the first quarter could be characterized by—among other things—a crisis of confidence in valuations and a historic adjustment in expectations for Federal Reserve policy tightening, investor attention in the second quarter shifted toward the prospects for an economic recession. Inflationary pressures continued to defy gravity, not only in the U.S. but also around the world, and stocks and bonds alike suffered.
On behalf of the entire investment team at Wilmington Trust, I would like to welcome our new clients, formerly of People’s United Advisors, a part of People’s United Bank, to our monthly flagship publication.I was fortunate enough to spend much of spring break with my wife and two daughters on a boat. Our family has a lot of experience sailing, so we feel very at home on the water, but I strangely developed an acute case of land sickness when I returned home.
October 21, 2020—A demand for income and a reduction in supply of higher-quality instruments have led investors to look beyond garden-variety government and investment-grade corporate for some yield love. Tony welcomes Jeff Katz, Managing Director, TCW/Metwest, to explore what fixed income bubbles have been or are in the process of being created as a result of monetary policy—and whether any of these bubbles are at risk of popping.