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  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Quants Corner - China Share Classes: Keep calm and watch Letter A

    Quants Corner

    In the previous quants corner piece released in May, Chinese Share Classes: Getting past the letter A, we noted the increasing allocation by active fund managers to Hong Kong listed Chinese securities (H shares, Red chips and P chips) and, as a result, the steady drop in their underweight relative to the benchmark...

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    China Equity Funds start third quarter with huge inflows

    Global Navigator

    The second biggest weekly inflow on record for China Equity Funds helped EPFR-tracked Emerging Markets Equity Funds snap their longest outflow streak since 2014 during the first week of July. Emerging Markets Bond Funds also enjoyed solid inflows and High Yield Bond Funds, which saw a 13-week, $71 billion inflow streak come to an end the previous week, absorbed over $3 billion.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    LatAm Primary Issuance May Struggle To Sustain H1 Pace

    IGM

    Although the first half of 2020 has been hectic and tumultuous for global markets, the primary market for LatAm has been strong thanks to accommodative central bank policies and a hearty investor appetite for yield. H1 volume was $84.113bn – slightly over $30bn more than the $53.997bn priced during H1 in 2019. This is the highest-ever first-half tally registered by LatAm issuers, and only the second time over $80bn in LatAm paper priced during the first six months of the year. The H1 total includes the nearly $37bn newly issued LatAm debt in January which broke all previous records for most prolific monthly issuance and also marked the first time LatAm monthly volume exceeded $30bn. June 2020, with $14.756bn, is now the busiest June in the entire history of the LatAm primary market.

    Topic Industry News

  • Zephyr Portfolio Analytics

    Zephyr Platform Case Study: Qualis Capital

    Zephyr

    Qualis Capital has been a client since 2020 and subscribes to the Zephyr platform. Robert Pereira is the Managing Director of Research for Qualis Capital and is responsible for researching alternatives for consideration in their platform, comparing alternatives to their peers, and comparing alternative performance for their clients. Qualis Capital needed a robust analytics and reporting platform to help power in‐depth research of their managers and produce sleek, yet informative client communications. “I have been using Zephyr close to 20 years,” said Mr. Pereira, “it is the easiest way to find and analyze returns.” Read more...

    Topic Industry News Manager Analysis

  • IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates

    China Insight: IRS Curve Steepener is Favoured After Latest Rate Cut

    China Insight

    PBOC announced on the night of 30 June that it will cut the re-lending and re-discount rates by 25bp, effective from 1 July, aimed at reducing funding costs for smaller firms and rural sectors. This narrow-based monetary easing echoed CBRC chairman Guo Shuqing's and PBOC governor Yi Gang's views in favour of a timely withdrawal of the counter-pandemic stimulus. In fact, our observation is PBOC has been very cautious about pumping liquidity into the system via OMO since May.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates

    The Context 07.06.20

    The Context

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    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    THE US INVESTMENT GRADE NEW ISSUE MARKET

    THE US INVESTMENT GRADE NEW ISSUE MARKET

    As a result of the Covid-19 induced lockdowns, many cash-strapped corporations - those who could - descended on the US public debt market in droves, raising an unprecedented $723bln in Q2 2020. That brought ex-SSA H1 issuance to an unheard of $1,214,331bln, topping all estimates for the year. Fun fact: 2020 high grade issuance is running 101.8% higher than last year at this time. Along the way, many milestones were set including a quarter that produced (1) three of the top six busiest ex-SSA issuance months on record (2) the busiest ex-SSA issuance month on record (April’s $297.775bln) (3) and needless to say, the busiest issuance quarter, and half, of all time ($723.121bln and $1,214,331bln respectively).

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Funds with SRI/ESG mandates end second quarter on a high note

    Global Navigator

    The final week of June was marked by uncertainty about the trajectory of America’s economic recovery and the future of its relations with China as new daily COVID-19 cases in the US topped 50,000 on the last day of the reporting period and China unveiled its new national security law for Hong Kong. Equity and Bond Funds with socially responsible (SRI) or environmental, social and governance (ESG) mandates, however, enjoyed a very good week with both groups setting new inflow records.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM FX and Rates

    FX Viewpoint – - Seasonality in July?

    IGM FX and Rates

    So far in 2020, the USD has largely been a winner. However, how does the USD tend to fare generally in the first month of H2? Further, are there any G10s that seem to perform particularly well/badly through July? For more read our FX Viewpoint Blog >

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Quants Corner - South Korea: Success containing pandemic not translating into flows

    Quants Corner

    The first case of the virus now designated COVID-19 was detected last December. The epidemic, which became a global pandemic during 1Q20, had an immediate impact on nearby South Korea. At first markets viewed Korea, whose response to the pandemic garnered widespread accolades, as a haven. By late March, however, the bloom had come off the Korean rose with Korean Equity Funds compiling a 12-week, $10 billion outflow streak that ran into mid-June...

    Topic Industry News

  • Zephyr Portfolio Analytics

    China’s Economic Recovery: Trailblazers or Uncharted Territory

    Zephyr

    China is ahead of the rest of the world in its financial recovery. But, what, if anything, can we learn from China’s recovery path to date? How is China’s recovery going to impact the wider global economies? We have assembled a panel of experts to help us better understand what is happening and what are the most important trends to watch in China, the U.S. and beyond. Expect to come away with more clarity around overall global market recovery, the pace of return to a ‘new normal’, what sectors will bounce back faster than others and risks to keep an eye on.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM FX and Rates

    EM Viewpoint: Brazil's deep economic crisis, political & fiscal risks leave us viewing BRL with caution

    IGM FX and Rates

    The broad consolidation in USD/EMs of late has led to a discussion of whether the EM FX recovery of the past couple of months has run its course. The Brazilian Real is one EM currency in particular that we retain a cautious outlook over the medium-term, with little scope seen for it to shed its title as the worst performing major currency ytd. This is based on a combination of factors, most notably lingering political risks and a deep economic crisis caused by the coronavirus that should keep fiscal risks elevated in H2; plus the continuation of a rather unattractive carry. For more read our EM Viewpoint Blog >

    Topic Industry News

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    Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition 06.29.20

    Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition

    Without a doubt, the headline release for the week ahead is the jobs report. The last two jobs reports have been a rollercoaster with the April report showing a historic jump in the number of unemployed and a historic spike in the unemployment rate. However, the May report was staggering, but in the opposite direction, as a record amount of people went back to work. The June release is sure to capture the attention of many as businesses begin to reopen their doors following the COVID-19 lockdown. Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates

    China Insight: Implications of a Sustained Rise in Repo Rates

    China Insight

    China onshore interbank CNY repo rates (chart 1 and 2) have been creeping upward since CBRC chairman Guo Shuqing at the beginning of the month openly stressed the importance of financial risk control.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates

    The Context 06.29.20

    The Context

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    Topic Industry News

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