Healthcare Organizations’ Top 3 Investment Concerns for Balance Sheet Assets

September 07, 2017

Historically, healthcare organizations have covered their cost of debt by investing in a conservative mix of fixed income securities. However, for most of the recovery since the Great Recession, the yield on their debt payments exceeded the Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate (Agg) bond index yield. Therefore, many organizations were forced to consider riskier assets to cover their debt payments as a result of this adverse spread. Now that the Federal Reserve rate hikes are underway, Agg yields are once again approaching parity with healthcare issuer debt yields and thereby reducing the pressure to invest in riskier assets to make up for the spread disparity.

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