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  • IGM Credit

    European Structured Finance - August 2022 in Review

    By Anil Mayre 01 Sep 2022

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    Issuance tally light amid negative macro headlines on inflation and growth Trio of CLOs price, including the biggest deal since May UK non-conforming RMBS refinances four transactions ABS issuers favour STS, but autos fall off the pace 

  • IGM Credit

    Everything but M&A

    By Ken Jaques 08 Aug 2022

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    It was a busy week in the US high grade primary market this week with 17 issuers raising $45.85bln, making it the fifth busiest ex-SSA issuance week of the year. And all without a single M&A-related funding

  • IGM Credit

    European Structured Finance - July 2022 in Review

    By Anil Mayre 08 Aug 2022

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    Moderate issuance against market headwinds and headline events Pre-placements continue to dominate sales strategies Over half of YTD RMBS pre-placed New issue share of total CLO issuance grows

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Inflation is on the rise. So is fear

    By Steven Xinlei Shen 28 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

    Treading carefully along the frontier

    By Vik Srimurthy 24 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

  • IGM Credit

    IGM Global Credit Issuance Trends - Q1 2022

    By Gavin Kendrick 14 Apr 2022

    Issuance Trends - Q1 2022

    European primary market supply more than doubled in Q1 where all sectors (except HY Corporate) contributed to an upswing that came in the face of rising volatility, surging yields and record euro-area inflation which heaped more pressure on the ECB to wind back stimulus. Higher volumes also came despite several weeks of subdued activity which followed Russia's invasion of Ukraine on 24th February which then depressed volumes until the final couple of weeks of the quarter. Standing out the defensive covered bond market responded impressively to demand for lower risk paper where volume jumped by 3.42x versus Q4 In APAC US$71.26bn of regional IG supply (excl. Japan) managed to get over the line in Q1 2022, the highest volume quarter since Q2 2021. In contrast APAC US$ high yield supply dwindled to just US$3.592bn in the quarter. Issuers had to offer sufficiently attractive spread compensation to persuade cautious investors to part with their cash, particularly in March. That is illustrated by the average new issue concession (NIC) of close to 9bp that APAC non-Japanese IG issuers paid to fund in the quarter US IG ex-SSA issuance for Q1 came in at US$463.8bn. Demand statistics hinted at the volatile broad market conditions over much of the quarter, while showing continued strength in investor interest. Average NICs jumped to 8.46bps, the highest since Q2 2020 whilst coverage ratios rose to 3.46x

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    EPFR Fixed Income Flows and Holdings Data overview

    22 Feb 2022

    EPFR Fixed Income Flows and Holdings Data overview pdf

    Gain a clear picture of mutual fund and ETF debt holdings EPFR tracks fixed income holdings from a universe of 2,000+ globally domiciled bond and multi-asset funds, covering over $2.5 trillion in AUM and more than 50,000 unique corporate and sovereign bonds.

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    A rising tide lifts some (Japanese) boats: The Bank of Japan’s ETF purchases and their impact on market signals for individual stocks

    By Steven Xinlei Shen 03 Feb 2022

    A rising tide lifts some (Japanese) boats: The Bank of Japan’s ETF purchases and their impact on market signals for individual stocks

    The Bank of Japan has been the pace-setter among central banks when it comes to purchasing non-government financial securities. It was the first central bank to officially declare that it was buying exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and Japan Real Estate Investment trusts (J-REITs). Since December 2010, the percentage of the Japanese ETF market held by the Bank of Japan has grown exponentially to nearly 70% of the entire market going into the final month of 2020. This has created a class of stocks that enjoy consistent central bank support.

  • Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: 2022 Investment Outlook

    Ryan Nauman 13 Dec 2021

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    As we move into 2022, investment professionals must prepare for new economic and investment regimes. The new regimes will consist of tighter monetary policies and increased investment risk, all while COVID remains an uncertain variable.

    Industry News

  • IGM Credit

    IGM Credit Corner Webinar

    23 Nov 2021

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    A Record Q3 for Global ESG Bond Issuance: The story behind the surge

    Topic Industry News

  • Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition 11.22.21

    Ryan Nauman 22 Nov 2021

    Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition 11.22.21

    Despite the shortened trading week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the week is loaded, particularly on Wednesday, with headline capturing economic data releases. The release that will be on the minds of most will be the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) preferred gauge of inflation, the personal consumption expenditure index (PCE). Despite the Fed saying inflation will start to abate during the Q2 – Q3 2022 time period, inflation continues to rise, which has resulted in forecasts calling for interest rate hikes in 2022. The other data release that I will be watching closely will be consumer spending. Q3 economic growth slowed in large part due to a steep slowdown in consumer spending. The trajectory of economic growth during Q4 will be driven by consumer spending, so it will be important for the quarter to start off strong.

    Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    China Evergrande - Fixed on its Fate

    22 Nov 2021

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    The fate of China’s Evergrande, the second-largest developer in China by sales, continues to grip the international markets, with fears the debt crisis being faced by the heavily indebted housing developer will not only have knock on repercussions for China’s real estate sector – which, with its related industries accounts for as much as 30% of Chinese GDP – but also trigger a string of both domestic and international defaults, in what doomsayers have warned could well be another Lehman moment for financial markets.

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

    Oil bonds still have fuel in the tank – but how long will it last?

    22 Nov 2021

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    Fixed income markets are abuzz about the spectacular demand for new green bonds – and there’s no denying that investors are hungry for these instruments. Flows into fixed income funds with socially responsible investing (SRI) or environmental, social and governance (ESG) mandates have soared. Those tracked by Informa company EPFR have seen their AuM increase sevenfold since the beginning of 2019.

    Topic Industry News

  • Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition 10.25.21

    Ryan Nauman 24 Oct 2021

    Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition 10.25.21

    With the much anticipated November FOMC meeting just two weeks away, all eyes will be on the Central Bank’s preferred measure of inflation, the Personal Consumption Expenditure index (PCE), during the week ahead. Most are expecting the FOMC to announce its plan for slowing its asset purchases and the PCE reading as the primary reason to start tapering. The third quarter earnings season has started off hot, however, we will start to get the releases from companies who have had to directly contend with supply chain issues and higher prices. We will find out a lot about the health of corporate America in the coming weeks.

    Industry News

  • Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition 10.18.21

    Ryan Nauman 17 Oct 2021

    With the Q3 earnings season off to a strong start, the question remains, can the momentum be sustained throughout the season and continue to provide a boost to equities as it did this week? Some of the releases I am anticipating most this week are the airlines, Netflix, Tesla, and AT&T. As for economic data, the week ahead is full of housing data. The price of lumber has fallen which should relieve some pricing pressure on builders and buyers, however, low inventory continues to support higher prices as demand remains strong.

    Industry News

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