Investors seem to live in fear of another recession, claims Danske Wealth Management strategist as interest in equity funds plummets

This year to date, investors have withdrawn USD 196bn from global equity funds. The accelerating fear of an economic recession has investors stick to fixed income.

Chief strategist Christian Lie from Danske Bank Wealth Management in Norway. | Photo: Danske Bank Norway/PR

"This is a very special situation. Investors are almost forced to take credit risk," Danske Bank Wealth Management in Norway Chief Strategist Christian Lie explains to Norwegian business daily Dagens Næringsliv, referring to the low and negative interest rates that currently dominate the global financial markets.

According to Lie, USD 16,000bn in government bonds and USD 1,000bn in corporate bonds yield negative interest rates at this stage.

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