Credit Suisse Asset Management and Lucror Analytics have announced a long-term strategic partnership, which brings together an innovative and leading fixed-income asset manager with a premier independent credit research firm that specializes in corporate high-yield markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
In a low-yield environment, the importance of emerging-market and non-investment-grade corporate bonds to global fixed-income investors has increased, as has the need for highly specialized credit analysis. At the same time, institutional investors and regulators alike are increasingly demanding best-in-class independent research.
To further strengthen and broaden credit analysis within the fixed-income arena, Lucror provides its services and analysis through a bespoke and exclusive research platform. This platform is built on Lucror’s expertise and experience in bottom-up credit research.
Luc Mathys, head of Credit Suisse Asset Management Fixed Income said that the partnership will help to capture “additional investment opportunities”, especially for their growing Asia, Emerging Market and Global Credit & Convertibles corporate bond business.