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  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Energy funds in a time of war

    By Vik Srimurthy 10 Jan 2023

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    In late February of 2022, Russian troops poured into Ukraine, initiating a conflict that continues to this day. As the Ukrainians fought back, a cycle of Western sanctions and cuts in Russia’s energy exports to Europe posed multiple questions for policymakers and financial markets.

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Investors tip-toe into the New Year

    By Cameron Brandt 06 Jan 2023

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    Over $110 billion – a 131-week high – flowed into EPFR-tracked Money Market Funds during the week ending Jan. 4 as investors surveyed an investment landscape still being reshaped by inflation, tighter monetary policy and geopolitical forces. 

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    2022: A tale of active versus passive

    By Cameron Brandt 03 Jan 2023

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    The final week of 2022 saw EPFR-tracked Bond Funds post consecutive weekly outflows for the first time since mid-October, capping a year when the overall group smashed its previous outflow record as central banks scrambled to contain inflation running at multi-decade highs.

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Flow history repeats itself as the year winds down

    By Cameron Brandt 26 Dec 2022

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    A year ago, the prospect of central bank action to curb inflation and rising Covid-19 caseloads helped to chase over $40 billion out of EPFR-tracked Equity Funds. It was the same story during the week ending December 21, as surging Covid cases in China and fears that the monetary tightening cycles on both sides of the Atlantic have further to run prompted investors to pull nearly $42 billion out of those Equity Funds.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    FIG VIEWPOINT: Bumper year ends with a flourish as thoughts turn to 2023

    By David Corbell 20 Dec 2022

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    While 2021 offered relative stability and issuers almost continual access to funding, 2022 provided more challenging conditions where war in Ukraine, aggressive and synchronised central bank tightening, not to mention China's zero Covid policies, were key drivers of higher volatility.

  • IGM Credit

    IGM European Structured Finance 2022 in Review

    By Anil Mayre 20 Dec 2022

    IGM Credit: European Structured Finance December 20, 2022

    Issuance slows across sectors, asset performance to be tested CLO sales down over EUR12bn versus 2021 UK specialist lenders underpin RMBS, prime volumes limited German issuers lead auto ABS again Retained volumes outpace placed tranches 

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    More outflows than inflows as Fed hikes again

    By Cameron Brandt 16 Dec 2022

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    The second week of December ended with the US Federal Reserve raising its key interest rate by another 0.5% basis, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 0.6% and EPFR-tracked US Equity Funds recording their biggest daily inflow since mid-March. Any euphoria that the pace of US rate hikes is moderating was, however, largely offset by fears that the peak of the current tightening cycle may still be as much as 100 basis points away.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    CORPORATE VIEWPOINT: ESG haul falls just shy of record, hybrid supply lowest since 2016

    By Matthew Barrett 15 Dec 2022

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    As we surmised earlier in the week, euro IG/split-rated corporate supply is now done for the year meaning we are set to finish at EUR247.345bn, marking the lowest annual total since 2014.

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Retail flows: The wisdom of “dumb money”

    By Azalea Micottis 14 Dec 2022

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    Respect, for retail investors, is in short supply. For many finance professionals, they are the fools in the market, rushing lemming-like into meme stocks and assets coming off their peaks. Instead of buying on rumor and selling on fact, they are prone to doing the opposite.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    CORPORATE VIEWPOINT: EUR supply volumes lowest since 2014 in challenging year

    By Matthew Barrett 13 Dec 2022

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    Seasonal factors are taking a stronger hold as we get further into December and Tuesday this week saw the eighth consecutive session without any single currency IG corporate bond activity.

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Mixed signals for emerging markets

    By Cameron Brandt 09 Dec 2022

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    Despite China’s first steps away from the zero-Covid policies that have sapped its economy and some optimistic forecasts for 2023, investors tapped EPFR-tracked Emerging Markets Equity Funds for $2.4 billion – a 13-week high outflow – in early December. But Emerging Markets Bond Funds posted their first inflow since mid-August and their biggest since the first week of 2Q22.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    Things That Stick Out - the dollar's sell-off in recent weeks can be attributed to factors both seen and unseen.

    By Bruce Clark 05 Dec 2022

    The dollar's sell-off in recent weeks can be attributed to factors both seen and unseen

    The most visible to market participants is a rapidly developing consensus that economic weakness will force the Fed to moderate its policy rate trajectory, undercutting a key element that drove the dollar higher for much of the year. We disagree with that view of the Fed, but that's what makes markets.

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Investors cash in on the US-led rally

    By Cameron Brandt 02 Dec 2022

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    November closed with one benchmark US equities index returning to ‘bull’ territory. It also ended with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell remarking in a speech that “it seems to me likely that the ultimate level of [US interest] rates will need to be somewhat higher than thought at the time of the September meeting” but going on to say the pace of hikes to get there could slow as soon as December.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    IGM Global Credit Snapshot - November 2022

    By Gavin Kendrick 02 Dec 2022

    Global Monthly Issuance Trends for November

      Overall Europe-denominated supply rose by 17% m-o-m in an unusually active November as issuers took advantage of improving sentiment and tightening spreads to lock in late 2022 funding. The EUR116.12bn raised qualified the month as the busiest November ever. In the APAC region, issuance volumes closed out at USD17.48bn in November including a USD1.85bn contribution from Japanese issuers. That comfortably exceeded the paltry USD7.697bn that made it over the line the previous month and also ranks as the second highest volume month since May 2022, only topped by the USD25.345bn of issuance that was placed in the typically active month of September. Ex-SSA US volume for November came in at USD101.88bn, which barely missed the 10yr average November volume of USD102.949bn but surpassed the highest monthly estimate of USD97.5bn. This total also marked only the fifth time in the last decade November volume ex-SSA surpassed USD100bn

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Separating the wheat from the chaff in China

    By Scott Au 29 Nov 2022

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    Of the $82 billion that investors committed to all EPFR-tracked Emerging Markets Equity Funds through the first 10 months of 2022, three-quarters found its way into dedicated China Equity Funds.

    Topic Industry News

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