Heather Mcardle

Director, Fixed Income Indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Biography

Heather McArdle is Director of Fixed Income Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices. She is responsible for the successful launch and management of global fixed income indices, based on the needs of existing and prospective clients.

Heather has over 15 years of fixed income product knowledge in marketing, sales, and trading capacities. Previously, Heather spent 15 years at Citigroup, most recently as the director of international fixed income trading. Prior to this role, Heather was VP of emerging markets fixed income at Citi.

Heather holds a bachelor’s in business/economics from the University at Albany.

Author Archives: Heather Mcardle

Uncertainty In Greece Causing Real Concern In European Government Bond Markets

Uncertainty is a four letter word in bond markets and can lead to significant volatility.  The Greek debt dilemma is becoming more and more dire each day.  European government bond markets are reacting with some significant swings.  Germany and the IMF offered Greece a deal last week that would require strict adherence to austerity reforms, Read more […]

European Government Bond Markets Absorb a Lot of Market Info in the First Week of June

European bonds markets had a lot to take in last week.  For the most part, they all responded with a downward price reaction regardless of risk profile, with the exception of Greece.  The ECB left monetary policy unchanged.  Eurozone inflation for May climbed to 0.3%, indicating that QE is having the desired effect.  Greece chose Read more […]

European Government Bond Markets Continue Sell-Off With the Exception of Sweden & Norway

Most European government bond markets continued their downward spiral during the week of May11th, 2015, led by a sell-off in US Treasury markets.  New supply from the US Treasury pushed yields up (bond prices down) and aided a global downward trend.  Europe is showing its sensitivity to uncertainty over when the fed will start to Read more […]

U.S. Debt Markets/CDS reaction to Argentina Credit Default

On Wednesday, July 30th, S&P cut the credit rating on Argentina’s foreign currency bonds to “selective default” after they failed to reach a deal with holdout bondholders from their last default in 2001. US Treasuries initially sold off only to recover, investment grade corporate bond markets had a somewhat muted reaction, while high yield and Read more […]

Corporate Bond Funds: Weighing performance scenarios

Investors are taught to diversify their portfolio by investing in several different asset classes with different risks and exposures.  In today’s low rate environment, the investment grade corporate bond market in the US and abroad offers a way to pick up additional yield and diversification, while maintaining a relatively low level of risk.  I weighed Read more […]