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  • 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

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Investors bracing for a chilly December

    By Cameron Brandt 29 Nov 2022

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    The glow from October’s better-than-expected US inflation data did not take long to fade. Going into the Thanksgiving holiday, investors found themselves digesting record levels of Covid infections in China, rising levels of industrial action, falling temperatures in Central Europe, imploding cryptocurrency markets and more layoffs in America’s previously high-flying technology sector.

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    A ray of optimism breaks through the clouds

    By Cameron Brandt 21 Nov 2022

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    By an underwhelming margin, October’s headline number for US inflation came in below expectations of a 0.1% drop to 8%. But the reaction from investors during the second week of November to the 7.7% figure suggested that many believe the inflationary tide in the US has turned and peak interest rates will arrive sooner, and at a lower level, than previously feared.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    Things that stick out - latest on the Fed

    By Bruce Clark 14 Nov 2022

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    Thursday's smaller-than-expected rise in US CPI gives the Fed room to perhaps take at least one foot off the brake.

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Another week of mixed signals in early November

    By Cameron Brandt 11 Nov 2022

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    Investors came into November anticipating a pivot towards Republicans in the US mid-term elections and fearing that October’s inflation data would set the stage for another 75 basis point rate hike by the US Federal Reserve after their December meeting. But the ‘red wave’ was blunted by a green breakwater of younger voters and price growth in the world’s largest economy last month slowed to 7.7% year-on-year.

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Falling knives aplenty in early November

    By Cameron Brandt 04 Nov 2022

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    In the US, November is – among other things – National Gratitude Month. For investors, however, it is already shaping up to be another month of twists, turns and developments that can cut both ways. Finding mercies, even small ones, in this environment is proving difficult.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    IGM European Structured Finance October 2022 in Review

    By Anil Mayre 03 Nov 2022

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    October issuance eases from September in unsettled market RMBS leads with seven transactions in the month across, UK, Irish and Dutch portfolios  CLOs pick up towards month end to take October tally to six trades  Solitary auto ABS comes from VW 

  • IGM Credit

    Market Update: Things that stick out

    By Bruce Clark 01 Nov 2022

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    Time for a wellness check on those central banks joining the pivot bandwagon without having seen a meaningful moderation in their inflation data.

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Ready for the times to get better

    By Cameron Brandt 28 Oct 2022

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    Impending rate hikes from the European Central Bank and US Federal Reserve. The striking selloff experienced by Chinese assets. Mixed earnings reports. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine heading into its ninth month. That may be yesterday’s news, if flows to EPFR-tracked Equity and Bond Funds during the fourth week of October are any indication.

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Investors bracing for a cold winter

    By Cameron Brandt 21 Oct 2022

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    With rising prices and higher interest rates joining, for the moment, death and taxes on the list of life’s certainties, investors kept reducing risk and unshackling themselves from fixed income assets in mid-October. EPFR-tracked Bond Funds posted their ninth consecutive outflow, a run that has seen over $80 billion pulled out of this group, while redemptions from Alternative and Balanced Funds since the final week of August stand at $17 billion and $31 billion, respectively.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    L/T Forecasts - The October update & a fragile GBP/USD floor

    By Tony Nyman 17 Oct 2022

    EUR/USD - Hit a fresh range and multi-year low of 0.9536 on Sep 28. A decent rebound since, as markets are pricing the possibility of another 75BPs hike interest rates later this month and the terminal rate call is being lifted in some quarters to around 3% by end-Q1 2023 from current 1.25%

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Leaves are not the only things turning red

    By Cameron Brandt 14 Oct 2022

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    Risk reduction and defensive positioning remained high on most investors’ lists during the second week of October as the Nasdaq index it its lowest level since late 3Q20 and US 30-year mortgage rates tested the 8% level. With the UK’s bond market giving investors a reminder of what a collision between recession-fighting fiscal policy and inflation-fighting monetary policy looks like, missiles flying out of Russia and North Korea, the latest US core inflation doing nothing for hopes of restraint by the US Federal Reserve in early November and the third quarter earnings season on the horizon, investors had plenty of other reasons to tack towards safety.

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Market stability remains elusive in early October

    By Cameron Brandt 07 Oct 2022

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    In early October two of the major ratings agencies downgraded the outlook for British sovereign debt from stable to negative. For investors it was a familiar story. For much of 2022 stability has turned to instability, certainty to uncertainty and hope to fear across most asset classes. The result has been growing market volatility and a growing defensiveness on the part of those investors.

    Topic Industry News

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