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  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Quants Corner - The run-up to election day: Reading the fund tea leaves

    Quant Corner

    With less than a week to go before America chooses a president, what are the flow and return numbers saying? The flows and returns for EPFR-tracked funds, that is. Will incumbent Donald J Trump be re-elected? Or Joe Biden voted into office as the 46th President of the United States? Quantitative analysis of fund flows and returns allows us to craft a new factor, which we are calling the Trump Sensitivity Factor, that unlocks political and future performance signals from the data...

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM FX and Rates

    Viewpoint: Lira weakness to persist amid growing geopolitical risks

    IGM FX and Rates

    USD/TRY has breached the 8 handle for the first time ever. For more read our latest FX Viewpoint Blog >

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates

    China Insight: Reasons behind sustained RMB appreciation

    China Insight

    PBOC announced on 10 October that the FX risk reserve ratio for forward USD purchases vs CNY would be lowered from 20% to 0% effective immediately. Before that, PBOC did the same thing in September 2017, leading to a 3-week rally of USD/CNH. However, this time around USD/CNH failed to gain much support from the reduction of the ratio. Instead, the pair resumed downtrend immediately as soon as a 2-day weak rally ended on 13 October. We attribute the sustained RMB appreciation regardless of the said policy change to a couple of factors. First of all, China's balance of payments has been improving more notably this year than in 2017. With China getting the COVID-19 under control more effectively and having its productivity back to normal much earlier, its exports have shown rapid growth since the beginning of summer (chart 1). Meanwhile, from the perspective of capital flow, after experiencing a relatively large capital outflow in March, China saw an encouraging turnaround of the capital flow...

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates

    The Context 10.26.20

    The Context

    Read more from The Context and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

    Topic Industry News

  • Zephyr Portfolio Analytics, PSN Separately Managed Accounts ...

    Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition 10.26.20

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

    The week ahead marks the last week before the Presidential election, and it will be busy, particularly for earnings releases. The majority of the famed “FAANG” stocks (Facebook, Apple, Amazon.com & Google (Alphabet)) will report their much-anticipated earnings. As for economic data, the red-hot housing market will be on display, with new and pending home sales. We will also see how confident consumers are, as coronavirus cases continue to increase, and we march closer to the election. Finally, business optimism has picked up, which has been evident in an increase in durable goods spending, and we will find out if the spending continued in September. Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

    Topic Industry News

  • Digital Banking Hub, Digital Banking Research

    Will buy-now-pay-later installments transform how consumers use credit cards?

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    As PayPal and Amazon continue to expand their services within the buy-now-pay-later market, our Head of Omnichannel Experience, Suraya Randawa, asks the question, “Will installment payments transform how consumers use credit cards?” Blog: 3min read

    Topic Digital Banking

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Emerging Markets Funds retain their momentum

    Global Navigator

    Investors committed fresh money to both Equity and Bond Funds for the third straight week going into the second half of October despite rising COVID-19 caseloads in Europe and North America, the looming US presidential election and worrying unemployment trends that halted the latest rally in global equity markets. Investors showed the greatest conviction when it came to the US and emerging markets, with US Equity and Bond Funds absorbing a combined $18.7 billion while Emerging Markets Equity Funds extended their longest inflow streak since January and Emerging Markets Bond Funds posted their 14th inflow in the past 15 weeks. The second week of October also saw US Money Market Funds surrender another $26 billion, bringing total outflows from this fund group since mid-May to $225 billion. Over the same period, meanwhile, Europe Money Market Funds have absorbed over $100 billion. Those funds have also seen a modest rotation from UK to Europe ex-UK Money Market Funds as the deadline for a post-Brexit trade agreement between the UK and EU draws closer with limited signs of progress.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM FX and Rates

    Viewpoint: EM Asia FX markets - priming for a Blue Wave

    IGM FX and Rates

    As the US election draws closer, FX markets have started to aggressively price in the prospect of a Blue Wave, Democrat control of the White House, Congress and Senate; providing a good lead on medium term USD direction. Here, we take a closer look at the outlook for Asian currencies on a Biden win or surprise Trump victory, correlations and what has already been priced in…

    Topic Industry News

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    Consumer Bankers Association and FBX present: All The Answers Webinar

    FBX CBA

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Quants Corner - Japan: ex-Asia but not ex-Alpha

    Quant Corner

    For decades, global investors have become conditioned to the term Asia ex(cluding) Japan. It’s a term that reflects Japan’s individual place in the current investment universe. In this week’s Quants Corner, we illustrate how Japan’s stock market is different - from a fund flow perspective – compared to the rest of Asia, and how we can generate alpha at a stock level in such a unique market.

    Topic Industry News

  • LendersBenchmark™ - Financial Lending Analytics

    Consumer Bankers Association and FBX present: All The Answers Webinar

    FBX CBA

    Well, of course we don’t have all the answers… but, we can provide Lenders and Investors the tools and approach needed to navigate this pandemic environment with success. Our insight and expert analysis in the consumer lending industry will help you better understand how to move your company forward into 2021 with precision and confidence. This webinar content covers: 1. Where is the demand for lending (which customer segments are willing to borrow money)? 2. Where is supply for lending (which segments show lenders willing to lend money or investors willing to buy loans)? 3. At what price are loans booked (and does that provide enough margin for potential future losses)? 4. What you need to do to be prepared for growth and success in 2021

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM FX and Rates

    Viewpoint: Downside Risks Crystalising in UK?

    IGM FX and Rates

    This weeks report highlights; Risks skewed towards more expansive policy, Public health/economy trade-off - repeat of 1918?, Virus prevalence critical and Uncertainty caused by re-allocation of spending across time & sectors…

    Topic Industry News

  • Digital Banking Research

    Webinar: How To Leverage Digital Body Language For Success (Recording)

    How To Leverage Digital Body Language For Success (Recording)

    FBX and Neuro-ID unveil Human Analytics™, the science behind interpreting online behavior, that when applied, can: - Create seamless and frictionless onboarding journeys - Detect real-time fraudulent application behavior - Recapture what was lost for customers forced to adopt digital With Human Analytics™, you can pinpoint friction points within your forms and processes, to convert more customers and detect real-time fraudulent behavior.

    Topic Industry News Digital Banking

  • IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates

    China Insight: Bond market bearishness intensifies

    China Insight

    Recall, we delivered the below predictions respectively in two issues of this publication last month: - 11 September -- "Despite the downward pullback of the yield in recent days, we still stick with our cautiously bearish view on the bonds. We won't be surprised if the 10-year CGB yield finally reaches 3.25% or higher in Q4 if the prevailing mini-deleveraging cycle continues". - 18 September -- "In our view, continued reluctance of PBOC to act generously will reinforce the market perception that monetary easing cycle is already over and borrowing costs will be gradually creeping upward. In case of that, there is a good chance we will see a strong selloff in bonds in October". Basically, both predictions have already materialized as 10-year CGB yield already reached as high as 3.23%, fresh high of the year, in the middle of this month (October). That's 11bp higher than September 18's closing level...

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM FX and Rates

    APAC FX Focus: AUD/USD can fall further despite supportive commodity prices

    IGM APAC

    Yield momentum has clearly shifted against AUD/USD as the market moves to price in fresh easing in November’s meet. Higher commodities still underpin higher levels of AUD/USD fair value and will act as medium-term support. This is however unlikely to prevent lower A$ levels in the near term. Read more...

    Topic Industry News

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