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EPFR

Quants Corner - Trick? Treat? Or contrarian FX signal?

By vikram-srimurthy 20 Oct 2021

In late October the mind – at least in the US – turns to brews, potions and mixtures as Halloween looms and faux witches cauldrons dot suburban lawns. Read more...

Topic industry-news

IGM Credit

Global ESG Issuance Trends Q3 2021 Edition

By Gavin Kendrick 15 Oct 2021

Global issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds tracked by IGM remained robust, totalling USD 192bn on 270 tranches in Q3. Q3's ESG supply represented the 3rd highest quarter of issuance on record and the highest issuance for Q3 despite volumes stepping back from the record issuance seen in Q1 and Q2. In relative terms, the ESG issuance boom has in fact ensued and represented a record 18% share of total global issuance in Q3 versus 17% in Q2 and 16% in Q1. Green bonds dominated the scene in Q3 and represented an even larger 50% share of total ESG issuance at USD 97.11bn versus 43% or USD97.99bn in Q2. All major ESG types are on track for record issuance this year and have already surpassed all of 2020's supply. In terms of growth momentum, the clear stand-out is sustainability linked bonds where supply is now 10 times that of 2020. The 10 largest tranches in Q3 were predominantly from Europe or cross border* issuers of which all were SSAs. The largest ESG deal was however not in Euros but via the GBP 10bn raised from the UK's debut green gilt, which drew record demand of GBP100bn+ (including JLM interest of 10bn). Peak book GBP 100bn+. Regionally, ESG issuance now represents 26% of total European ESG issuance, 16% of APAC issuance and a near 10% of US issuance, with an increasing volume of corporates noted to be tapping the US ESG market.

Topic industry-news ESG

zephyr

Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition 10.12.21

By ryan-nauman 11 Oct 2021

 Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition 10.12.21

Following the second straight poor jobs report, the Federal Reserve is in a tough spot – does it move forward with tightening policies to slow inflation at the expense of the labor market? Well, this week the other shoe drops when the September consumer price index is released. A strong inflation print will put the Fed in a difficult position during their November meeting. In addition to a busy week for economic data releases, the third quarter earnings season picks up steam next week highlighted by big banks announcing their earnings. I will be paying close attention to what the banks have to say not only about the health of their businesses but the health of the overall economy.

Topic industry-news

zephyr

Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition 09.20.21

By ryan-nauman 20 Sep 2021

The week ahead is heavy on housing data, which has been red hot due to low inventory, rising input costs, and high demand. Additionally, we will get the flash PMI readings for the manufacturing and services industries. The most widely watched release will be the release of the FOMC’s September meeting announcement and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s follow up press conference. Inflation (CPI) has slowed in recent months which follow’s the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) stance that high inflation is temporary. Will the recent cooling of prices take pressure off the Fed to start tapering asset purchases later this year? The tapering question, along with any new signals regarding interest rate hikes and economic projections will be the highlights of the announcement.

Topic industry-news

EPFR

Quants Corner - The utility of water has never been clearer

By vikram-srimurthy 17 Sep 2021

EPFR’s data can be filtered in dozens of ways, including sifting through lists of individual funds to create bespoke groups. A recent example is the selection of utility sector funds with water mandates into a custom group. As it happens, these funds are in focus and in demand. With water getting scarcer in many parts of the world, governments boosting budgets for “green” infrastructure and water’s key role in next generation industries – by some estimates the average semiconductor plant requires over 3 million gallons of clean water a day – investors see both need and opportunity. Read more...

Topic industry-news

zephyr

Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition 09.13.21

By ryan-nauman 13 Sep 2021

The week ahead is full of important economic data releases. The week includes soft data releases in the form of sentiment surveys as well as hard data releases like the consumer price index (CPI) and retail sales. Most will be watching the CPI release as inflation has been a primary concern for investors and businesses while the Federal Reserve walks a tight rope in trying to keep inflation from running too hot while not hindering the economic recovery, particularly the labor market. I will also pay close attention to the small business and consumer sentiment indexes to get a better idea of how they feel about the economy which can provide information about how they will spend in the near term..

Topic Industry News

zephyr

Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Market Edition 08.30.21

By ryan-nauman 30 Aug 2021

There are a lot of headline capturing economic data releases during the week ahead, but the releases that will capture most of the headlines happen on Friday. Now that the Jackson Hole Symposium is behind us, we can turn our attention back to economic data. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell stated the economy has achieved the FOMC’s goal of “substantial further progress” towards its inflation objective and the labor market has made “clear progress” during his Jackson Hole speech. We will gather more information during the week ahead regarding how much progress the labor market made in August when the jobs report is released on Friday. Additionally, the health of the manufacturing and services sectors will be on display as the August PMIs are released.

Topic industry-news

EPFR

Quants Corner - When Beijing squeezes, where does the money go?

24 Aug 2021

The cancellation of Ant Financials’ scheduled IPO last November signaled the start of a sustained push by Chinese regulators to clip the wings of major technology plays. That push expanded to other businesses seen as out of line with official goals and policies. In their latest move, those regulators are proposing new rules requiring any Chinese company seeking to list on a foreign stock exchanges to carry out a cybersecurity review, Not surprisingly, given these official actions, foreign investors are running shy of Chinese equity. Flows for China Equity Funds were negative eight of the past 11 weeks going into mid-August and fund allocations to foreign listed China share classes – ADR, N Share and S chip – continues to fall. Read more...

Topic industry-news