In this video, Mark Nash, Head of Fixed Income Alternatives and manager of the Jupiter Strategic Absolute Return Bond Fund, gives his outlook for fixed income markets over the rest of the year and explains the ways in which a flexible asset allocation approach, with an emphasis on managing volatility and maintain high liquidity, can help smooth returns across the cycle.

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