The Quest for Yield in an Uncertain Income Rate Environment

Explore strategies that have helped the largest institutions navigate through uncertain times.

Managing Editor
Reviewed by: Olly Ludwig
Edited by: Olly Ludwig

Concerns are mounting over the timing of the first interest-rate hike from the Federal Reserve. While the timing of the first increase and frequency/magnitude of future rate hikes are anyone's guess, that uncertainty has changed the way institutional investors are thinking about income generation, especially after years of a zero interest-rate policy. While capturing income is always a focus, the effects of rising rates can be devastating to a fixed-income portfolio. Join and First Trust as we explore strategies and share insights that have helped many of the largest institutions better position their fixed-income assets for the precarious road ahead.


Olly Ludwig is the former managing editor of Previously, he was a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and an editor at Bloomberg News. Before that, Ludwig was a journalist at the Reuters News Agency in New York.