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EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

Energy funds in a time of war

By Vik Srimurthy 10 Jan 2023

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In late February of 2022, Russian troops poured into Ukraine, initiating a conflict that continues to this day. As the Ukrainians fought back, a cycle of Western sanctions and cuts in Russia’s energy exports to Europe posed multiple questions for policymakers and financial markets.

Topic Industry News

EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

Investors tip-toe into the New Year

By Cameron Brandt 06 Jan 2023

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Over $110 billion – a 131-week high – flowed into EPFR-tracked Money Market Funds during the week ending Jan. 4 as investors surveyed an investment landscape still being reshaped by inflation, tighter monetary policy and geopolitical forces. 

Topic Industry News

EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

2022: A tale of active versus passive

By Cameron Brandt 03 Jan 2023

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The final week of 2022 saw EPFR-tracked Bond Funds post consecutive weekly outflows for the first time since mid-October, capping a year when the overall group smashed its previous outflow record as central banks scrambled to contain inflation running at multi-decade highs.

Topic Industry News

EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

Flow history repeats itself as the year winds down

By Cameron Brandt 26 Dec 2022

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A year ago, the prospect of central bank action to curb inflation and rising Covid-19 caseloads helped to chase over $40 billion out of EPFR-tracked Equity Funds. It was the same story during the week ending December 21, as surging Covid cases in China and fears that the monetary tightening cycles on both sides of the Atlantic have further to run prompted investors to pull nearly $42 billion out of those Equity Funds.

Topic Industry News

IGM Credit

FIG VIEWPOINT: Bumper year ends with a flourish as thoughts turn to 2023

By David Corbell 20 Dec 2022

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While 2021 offered relative stability and issuers almost continual access to funding, 2022 provided more challenging conditions where war in Ukraine, aggressive and synchronised central bank tightening, not to mention China's zero Covid policies, were key drivers of higher volatility.

IGM Credit

IGM European Structured Finance 2022 in Review

By Anil Mayre 20 Dec 2022

IGM Credit: European Structured Finance December 20, 2022

Issuance slows across sectors, asset performance to be tested CLO sales down over EUR12bn versus 2021 UK specialist lenders underpin RMBS, prime volumes limited German issuers lead auto ABS again Retained volumes outpace placed tranches 

EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

More outflows than inflows as Fed hikes again

By Cameron Brandt 16 Dec 2022

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The second week of December ended with the US Federal Reserve raising its key interest rate by another 0.5% basis, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 0.6% and EPFR-tracked US Equity Funds recording their biggest daily inflow since mid-March. Any euphoria that the pace of US rate hikes is moderating was, however, largely offset by fears that the peak of the current tightening cycle may still be as much as 100 basis points away.

Topic Industry News

IGM Credit

CORPORATE VIEWPOINT: ESG haul falls just shy of record, hybrid supply lowest since 2016

By Matthew Barrett 15 Dec 2022

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As we surmised earlier in the week, euro IG/split-rated corporate supply is now done for the year meaning we are set to finish at EUR247.345bn, marking the lowest annual total since 2014.