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5 December 2019
Finding Value in Uncertain Times
4:38
Robert Abad, Western Asset Product Specialist, appeared on Yahoo Finance discussing the risks facing fixed-income investors, including social and political unrest, particularly in emerging markets. Robert stressed the importance of diversification and highlighted several areas for optimism in the global investment landscape.
30 October 2019
The Fed Cuts Again
17:55
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows was on CNBC's Power Lunch discussing why he believes the case for the Federal Reserve (Fed) rate cut is very straightforward, given slowing global growth and low inflation.
10 October 2019
ESG Thinking Has Evolved
3:36
Western Asset’s Head of ESG Investments, Bonnie Wongtrakool, appeared on Bloomberg to discuss investment opportunities within ESG, digging into third-party ratings and how ESG investment returns can vary across market conditions.
4 October 2019
Low Wage Growth Drags on Inflation
7:00
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows appeared on Yahoo Finance to discuss the September jobs report and what it means to central banks and the inflation outlook.
12 September 2019
ECB Cuts Rate, Explicitly Targets Inflation
4:28
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on Yahoo Finance’s “On the Move” to discuss the European Central Bank’s rate cut and its implications for Federal Reserve policy.
6 September 2019
Recession Fears Are Premature
3:22
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Alley to weigh in on recent jobs and manufacturing data, recession speculation, and the significance of the Fed’s shifting outlook.
28 August 2019
We Watch Fundamentals Over Headlines
3:24
Bonnie Wongtrakool, Western Asset’s Head of ESG Investments, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street discussing the latest bond market news, including the inversion of the yield curve, recession risk and the abundance of negative-yielding debt worldwide.
22 August 2019
Fed Chair Powell to Clarify “Big Picture”
2:57
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows was on CNBC’s Power Lunch providing insight about what we can likely expect from Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell’s remarks at this year’s Jackson Hole symposium.
31 July 2019
Fed Attempts to Re-Establish Inflation Credibility
5:38
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on Yahoo Finance just ahead of the Fed’s expected rate cut to discuss why the Fed is lowering rates for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis.
30 July 2019
2Q19 Earnings Stronger for US-Focused Firms
3:13
Bonnie Wongtrakool, Western Asset’s Head of ESG Investments, appeared on Bloomberg Daybreak Americas discussing the stark difference in 2Q earnings between companies generating revenues from within the US versus those with a more global focus, which are currently disadvantaged by trade risk. She also described the appeal of EM bonds given the current backdrop.
30 July 2019
Fed Preps Preventive Measures
4:23
Western Asset’s Bonnie Wongtrakool was on Bloomberg Daybreak Americas to provide the fixed-income investor’s perspective ahead of the Fed’s expected rate cut, commenting on inflation, earnings, consumer savings and the effect of technological efficiencies.
23 July 2019
No Recession in Our 2020 Outlook
6:53
Mike Buchanan, Western Asset Deputy CIO, was featured on Bloomberg Radio discussing his views on the global economy, Europe, emerging markets and today’s most attractive fixed-income sectors.
5 July 2019
ESG Investing Can Reduce Downside Risk
4:34
Bonnie Wongtrakool, Western Asset’s Global Head of ESG Investments, was on Yahoo Finance discussing the outperformance of certain ESG investments during the recent energy sector downturn, and how our Firm uses ESG factors to supplement financial analysis.
19 June 2019
Fed Lays Groundwork for Future Cuts
2:21
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on CNBC to discuss downside risks to economic growth as well as Fed and ECB concerns about low inflation.
17 June 2019
Mixed Data Challenges Fed’s “Patient” Stance
3:44
Western Asset Portfolio Manager Mark Lindbloom appeared on Bloomberg Asia Pacific to discuss the latest trade conflict developments, this week’s Fed meeting and the prospects of a China slow down.
4 June 2019
Will the Fed Cut Rates?
3:32
In an interview with Yahoo! Finance, Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows discusses Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell’s remarks on June 4 and the likelihood of the Fed cutting rates to help stave off a US recession.
23 May 2019
Dispelling Myths About ESG
4:49
Western Asset Global Head of ESG Investments Bonnie Wongtrakool was featured on Bloomberg Radio discussing how the $90 trillion ESG investment universe differs from typical “negative screenings” that might simply exclude tobacco holdings, and how ESG can address big issues like climate change and income inequality.
13 May 2019
Credit Markets, Fed Await Trade Spat Conclusion
6:43
In an interview on Bloomberg Radio, Western Asset Deputy CIO Michael Buchanan discusses the potential credit market implications of a resolution to, or escalation of, the US-China trade conflict.
8 May 2019
Bullish Outlook on Fed’s Dovish Pivot
4:39
Western Asset Portfolio Manager Prashant Chandran appeared on Bloomberg Asia Pacific to discuss the hottest topics affecting the bond market, including the rally in US Treasuries, the latest developments in US-China trade negotiations and the importance of subsector selection.
12 April 2019
Global Outlook: Too Much Pessimism?
7:33
On Bloomberg Radio, Western Asset Deputy CIO Michael Buchanan discusses the global outlook for fixed-income assets, where in Europe we see current opportunities and why we believe local-currency-denominated emerging markets (EM) continue to present an opportunity for investors.
19 March 2019
The Fed Has Changed
1:55
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch to discuss the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) dovish pivot and where he sees opportunity for fixed-income investors.
11 January 2019
2019 Corporate Earnings, Growth Expectations and the Fed
2:46
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch to comment on the market’s strong start this year and provide his outlook for the Federal Reserve (Fed).
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Finding Value in Uncertain Times  5 December 2019
Robert Abad, Western Asset Product Specialist, appeared on Yahoo Finance discussing the risks facing fixed-income investors, including social and political unrest, particularly in emerging markets. Robert stressed the importance of diversification and highlighted several areas for optimism in the global investment landscape.
4:38
The Fed Cuts Again  30 October 2019
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows was on CNBC's Power Lunch discussing why he believes the case for the Federal Reserve (Fed) rate cut is very straightforward, given slowing global growth and low inflation.
17:55
ESG Thinking Has Evolved  10 October 2019
Western Asset’s Head of ESG Investments, Bonnie Wongtrakool, appeared on Bloomberg to discuss investment opportunities within ESG, digging into third-party ratings and how ESG investment returns can vary across market conditions.
3:36
Low Wage Growth Drags on Inflation  4 October 2019
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows appeared on Yahoo Finance to discuss the September jobs report and what it means to central banks and the inflation outlook.
7:00
ECB Cuts Rate, Explicitly Targets Inflation  12 September 2019
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on Yahoo Finance’s “On the Move” to discuss the European Central Bank’s rate cut and its implications for Federal Reserve policy.
4:28
Recession Fears Are Premature   6 September 2019
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Alley to weigh in on recent jobs and manufacturing data, recession speculation, and the significance of the Fed’s shifting outlook.
3:22
We Watch Fundamentals Over Headlines  28 August 2019
Bonnie Wongtrakool, Western Asset’s Head of ESG Investments, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street discussing the latest bond market news, including the inversion of the yield curve, recession risk and the abundance of negative-yielding debt worldwide.
3:24
Fed Chair Powell to Clarify “Big Picture”  22 August 2019
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows was on CNBC’s Power Lunch providing insight about what we can likely expect from Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell’s remarks at this year’s Jackson Hole symposium.
2:57
Fed Attempts to Re-Establish Inflation Credibility  31 July 2019
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on Yahoo Finance just ahead of the Fed’s expected rate cut to discuss why the Fed is lowering rates for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis.
5:38
2Q19 Earnings Stronger for US-Focused Firms  30 July 2019
Bonnie Wongtrakool, Western Asset’s Head of ESG Investments, appeared on Bloomberg Daybreak Americas discussing the stark difference in 2Q earnings between companies generating revenues from within the US versus those with a more global focus, which are currently disadvantaged by trade risk. She also described the appeal of EM bonds given the current backdrop.
3:13
Fed Preps Preventive Measures  30 July 2019
Western Asset’s Bonnie Wongtrakool was on Bloomberg Daybreak Americas to provide the fixed-income investor’s perspective ahead of the Fed’s expected rate cut, commenting on inflation, earnings, consumer savings and the effect of technological efficiencies.
4:23
No Recession in Our 2020 Outlook  23 July 2019
Mike Buchanan, Western Asset Deputy CIO, was featured on Bloomberg Radio discussing his views on the global economy, Europe, emerging markets and today’s most attractive fixed-income sectors.
6:53
ESG Investing Can Reduce Downside Risk   5 July 2019
Bonnie Wongtrakool, Western Asset’s Global Head of ESG Investments, was on Yahoo Finance discussing the outperformance of certain ESG investments during the recent energy sector downturn, and how our Firm uses ESG factors to supplement financial analysis.
4:34
Fed Lays Groundwork for Future Cuts  19 June 2019
John Bellows, Western Asset Portfolio Manager, appeared on CNBC to discuss downside risks to economic growth as well as Fed and ECB concerns about low inflation.
2:21
Mixed Data Challenges Fed’s “Patient” Stance  17 June 2019
Western Asset Portfolio Manager Mark Lindbloom appeared on Bloomberg Asia Pacific to discuss the latest trade conflict developments, this week’s Fed meeting and the prospects of a China slow down.
3:44
Will the Fed Cut Rates?  4 June 2019
In an interview with Yahoo! Finance, Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows discusses Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell’s remarks on June 4 and the likelihood of the Fed cutting rates to help stave off a US recession.
3:32
Dispelling Myths About ESG  23 May 2019
Western Asset Global Head of ESG Investments Bonnie Wongtrakool was featured on Bloomberg Radio discussing how the $90 trillion ESG investment universe differs from typical “negative screenings” that might simply exclude tobacco holdings, and how ESG can address big issues like climate change and income inequality.
4:49
Credit Markets, Fed Await Trade Spat Conclusion   13 May 2019
In an interview on Bloomberg Radio, Western Asset Deputy CIO Michael Buchanan discusses the potential credit market implications of a resolution to, or escalation of, the US-China trade conflict.
6:43
Bullish Outlook on Fed’s Dovish Pivot  8 May 2019
Western Asset Portfolio Manager Prashant Chandran appeared on Bloomberg Asia Pacific to discuss the hottest topics affecting the bond market, including the rally in US Treasuries, the latest developments in US-China trade negotiations and the importance of subsector selection.
4:39
Global Outlook: Too Much Pessimism?   12 April 2019
On Bloomberg Radio, Western Asset Deputy CIO Michael Buchanan discusses the global outlook for fixed-income assets, where in Europe we see current opportunities and why we believe local-currency-denominated emerging markets (EM) continue to present an opportunity for investors.
7:33
The Fed Has Changed  19 March 2019
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch to discuss the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) dovish pivot and where he sees opportunity for fixed-income investors.
1:55
2019 Corporate Earnings, Growth Expectations and the Fed  11 January 2019
Western Asset Portfolio Manager John Bellows appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch to comment on the market’s strong start this year and provide his outlook for the Federal Reserve (Fed).
2:46

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The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 5 December 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
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The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 12 April 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.
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The opinions and views expressed in this video are as of 11 January 2019. Such opinions are subject to change and may differ from others in the Firm, or the Firm as a whole. This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security or product. Statements in this video should not be considered investment advice and are not intended to be relied upon as a factual prediction or forecast of future events or performance or a guarantee of future results. Likewise, past results are not indicative of future investment results. Employees and/or clients of Western Asset Management may have a position in the securities mentioned.