Managing Bond Price Volatility

Managing Bond Price Volatility

Investors in bonds need to understand using yield as measure of potential returns, as part of managing the risks taken in a bond portfolio, in order generate a return. Lindsey will now build on that understanding to apply what you have learnt in the previous series to bond investments.
Overview

As an investor, it is of huge importance to consider what causes the prices of bonds to move, and how distinct bonds move differently. It is also critical to understand and interpret the yield curve as a measure of the volatility of your investment.

Key learning objectives:

  • Interpret the features and movements of the yield curve

  • Identify how to deal with butterfly trades

  • Explain the use of the repo market to fund positions

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Lindsey Matthews

Lindsey Matthews

Lindsey runs Perfordiant, an investment risk and performance consulting firm. He has worked in financial markets since 1992. Lindsey became an MD in fixed income and equities, ran a Risk function, and was on the management team of an Asset Management fintech business. Lindsey is now a Visiting Fellow at the Henley Business School, and resides on the board of CFA UK.

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