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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Investing in Fixed-Income Securities

The diversity of fixed-income securities - municipal bonds, government bonds, corporate bonds, asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities, presents investors with a wide variety of choices to tailor investments to their individual financial objectives. This research studies the variation and credibility of indices that track the fixed-income returns. However, returns of bond indices are more difficult to mimic than stock market indices; therefore, this study also examines the usefulness of using fixed-income indices for passive investment management in fixed-income securities. Finally, based on the collected data, this thesis explores the efficiency and performance evaluation of fixed-income mutual funds and exchange-traded funds and compares the returns they produce over a period of time.

Presenter: Nadezhda Boeva (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Business
Location: 122 Hartwell
Time: 1:45 pm (Session III)