Do ultra-low yields impact the role of bonds?
The role of bonds in an investment portfolio has come under scrutiny recently, particularly their function as shock absorbers when equity markets tumble. In this webinar you will hear about the latest research found when looking at the diversification benefits of bonds when yields are at historically-low levels.
- Giulio Renzi Ricci , Senior Investment Strategist, Vanguard Europe
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