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  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Inflation is on the rise. So is fear

    By Steven Xinlei Shen 29 Jun 2022

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    Driven by supply chain, labor market and energy supply issues, consumer prices are surging at a rate last seen in the 1970s and 1980s.

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    2Q22 ending with more than a whimper

    By Cameron Brandt 24 Jun 2022

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    Against a backdrop of market volatility, slowing economic growth in Europe and North America, gasoline prices and mortgage rates in the US firmly above $5 a gallon and 5%, respectively, continued fighting in Ukraine and ongoing Covid-related disruptions to China-based supply chains, investors pulled over $45 billion from EPFR-tracked Equity, Bond, Alternative and Balanced Funds during the third week of June.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    IGM CREDIT CORNER – Richard Wolff, SGCIB talks about how high-grade bond market would reopen after forced pause

    22 Jun 2022

    IGM CREDIT CORNER – Richard Wolff, SGCIB talks about how high-grade bond market would reopen after forced pause

    IGM Credit Corner: In our latest IGM Credit Corner, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking’s head of US Bond Syndicate, Richard Wolff talks about how high-grade bond investors are looking at other asset classes, what shape or form would be a primary market reopening and what should prospective issuers expect

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    For investors, light dims as solstice approaches

    By Cameron Brandt 17 Jun 2022

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    The Northern hemisphere’s summer solstice, which occurs on June 21, marks the day when it is light for the longest period. In the week preceding that date, however, investors could be excused for thinking the solstice marks the period of maximum darkness.

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    MMFs Take Their Swings at SEC Proposal for Swing Pricing

    By Winston Chua, Analyst 15 Jun 2022

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    Following a 3-2 vote late last year to push forward with a new round of reforms on US Money Market Funds (MMFs), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a slate of proposals in the Federal Register.

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    ClearMacro: Generating forward-looking views on US Dollar Index (DXY) with EPFR flow data and other data

    By Mike Simcock, CEO/CIO at ClearMacro 15 Jun 2022

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    ClearMacro combined EPFR and other data to successfully predict strength of DXY in recent years

  • IGM Credit

    Fed preview: FOMC set to slam on the brakes

    By Bruce Clark 15 Jun 2022

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    Friday's CPI data for May was a game-changing number, putting paid to the latest theory that inflation was 'peaking', brought to you by the same folks that claimed inflation was 'transitory.'

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Waiting on the central bankers in early June

    By Cameron Brandt 10 Jun 2022

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    With the European Central Bank meeting the day after the latest reporting period and US Federal Reserve policymakers convening five days later, flows to EPFR-tracked fund groups were predictably subdued in early June.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    IGM Global Credit Snapshot

    By Gavin Kendrick 09 Jun 2022

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    Overall supply rose substantially in Europe's primary market with momentum building in the second half of the month as sentiment improved. NICs generally remained elevated though. APAC issuance was once again dominated by investment grade issuers and was completed with generally lower new issue concessions (NICs) than in previous months. IG ex SSA supply in the US was well below street estimates at USD86.81bn and marked the second lowest May tally in 10 years whilst NICs were elevated once again to above 11bp

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Investors test the floor for US assets

    By Cameron Brandt 27 May 2022

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    Although the flow of unsettling developments continued in late May – will Covid-19 pass the baton to Monkeypox? – investors recovered some of their appetite for exposure to US assets.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    Bond Returns May Continue to Struggle in Risk-Off Markets

    26 May 2022

    Bond Returns May Continue to Struggle in Risk-Off Markets

    Investors holding the highest quality corporate debt may have to endure the pain of poor returns and wider credit spreads for at least the next six months as the Fed faces the uphill challenge of raising US interest rates enough to curb inflation but, at the same time, avoid causing a recession.

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Treading carefully along the frontier

    By Vik Srimurthy 25 May 2022

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    MSCI developed the classification of country equity stock markets based not only on how advanced, economically, the country is, but also how easy it is for global investors to access its domestic stock market.

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    ESG Funds finding the going hard in 2Q22

    By Cameron Brandt 20 May 2022

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    EPFR-tracked Equity Funds extended their longest run of outflows since 3Q19 during the week ending May 18 as slowing global growth, tighter monetary policy in the US, war in Ukraine and widespread lockdowns in China kept investors on the defensive.

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Growing fears about global growth hit flows

    By Cameron Brandt 17 May 2022

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    Asset markets endured further pain during the second week of May as investors tried – and largely failed -- to square tighter monetary policy in the US and other markets with the latest global GDP forecasts.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    “New Normal” Slows High-Grade Debt Issuance Binge

    16 May 2022

    “New Normal” Slows High-Grade Debt Issuance Binge

    A stimulus-fueled debt issuance binge is showing signs of faltering as the largest and best rated companies in the world find themselves in unfamiliar territory – a “new normal” where liquidity is at a premium and terms are being dictated by an investor base that finds holding cash more lucrative than investing in debt.

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