High yield in a broad perspective
The size of the fixed-income investment markets has grown considerably over the past decade. Existing investment classes have grown significantly, but also new fixed-income asset classes have become available to investors. The accommodative policy of central banks with low interest rates has spurred a search for yield that has led to an increase in capital made available for lending. At the same time, the past few years’ robust economic growth has led to a credit demand for growth, investments, mergers, and acquisitions. In emerging economies, particularly fixed-income markets in local currencies have shown significant growth.