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EPFR Fund Flows

Has latest Equity to Bond rotation run its course?

By Cameron Brandt 19 Jul 2019

Global Navigator

Has latest Equity to Bond rotation run its course? The week ending July 17 saw EPFR-tracked Equity Funds post their fourth inflow in the past six weeks, suggesting that investors are finally responding to expectations of lower fixed income yields and the recent records set by benchmark US equity indexes. Between the beginning of December and first week of June, those Equity Funds only recorded five weekly inflows while investors steered over $160 billion into Bond Funds during the same period.

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Zephyr Portfolio Analytics

Longevity: Does 4% Withstand the Test of Time?

By Ryan Nauman 19 Jul 2019

Longevity: Does 4% Withstand the Test of Time?

A primary concern for investors nearing retirement is if they will outlive their savings. Not only do they have to plan for the ever-changing investment environment, but people are living longer today than ever before, with current life expectancies reaching 79 years, according to the World Bank. Living longer is great news to most, however, it poses a risk – outliving your money...

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IGM Credit

Asia Bond Barometer: Total returns see slight rebound, but sentiment turns defensive

By Riki Zhang 18 Jul 2019

Asia Bond Barometer: Total returns see slight rebound, but sentiment turns defensive

Asia Bond Barometer: Total returns see slight rebound, but sentiment turns defensive

IGM FX and Rates

China Insight: PBOC may lower SLF and MLF rates rather than the benchmarks

By Riki Zhang 17 Jul 2019

China Insight: PBOC may lower SLF and MLF rates rather than the benchmarks

China Insight: PBOC may lower SLF and MLF rates rather than the benchmarks

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Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 07.16.19

By Ryan Nauman 16 Jul 2019

Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 07.16.19

The week ahead marks the beginning of the second quarter earnings cycle and is also a busy one for economic data. We will get information on the health of the consumer (retail sales), which has been a primary driver of the current economic expansion, while on the flip side, we will get information about the struggling manufacturing sector. As long as trade uncertainties continue, I expect the manufacturing sector to struggle. Personally, I am glad earnings season is starting, as it gives us a chance to get back to fundamentals. Expectations for this cycle remain muted, with most expecting earnings growth of around negative 2% for the quarter. Read more from Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

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IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates

China Insight: Government May Re-focus on Deleveraging Later This Year?

By Tim Cheung 16 Jul 2019

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PBOC's takeover of Baoshang Bank for one year due to serious credit risk in May and its provision of credit enhancement to a NCD issue by Bank of Jinzhou in June, suggest some Chinese small banks are suffering a deterioration of their balance sheet quality. The main reason for that, we think, is a growing difficulty of small banks' debtors to meet their debt obligations.

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EPFR Fund Flows

All eyes on the FOMC in early July

By Cameron Brandt 16 Jul 2019

Global Navigator

All eyes on the FOMC in early July Flows into the riskier Bond Fund groups picked up during the seven days ending July 10 and over $40 billion piled up in Money Market Funds as investors looked ahead to the US Federal Reserve’s Open Markets Committee meeting at the end of the month. The FOMC is expected to confirm its shift to an easing bias with a 0.25% cut in short term interest rates, and a significant minority of investors think a 50-basis point cut is possible.

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EPFR Fund Flows

Quants Corner

By Sayad Baronyan 16 Jul 2019

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Low-Volatility Investing Continues to Shine in the Sun- A Quant Fund & Benchmark Performance Comparison In my last post ‘Understanding the rise of low volatility strategies in asset management’, we looked at the evolution of low-volatility funds within the last decade, through statistical analysis. This week, we will ‘deep dive’ into the performances of funds following low-volatility strategies. 

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