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EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

Investors test the floor for US assets

By Cameron Brandt 27 May 2022

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Although the flow of unsettling developments continued in late May – will Covid-19 pass the baton to Monkeypox? – investors recovered some of their appetite for exposure to US assets.

Topic Industry News

IGM Credit

Bond Returns May Continue to Struggle in Risk-Off Markets

26 May 2022

Bond Returns May Continue to Struggle in Risk-Off Markets

Investors holding the highest quality corporate debt may have to endure the pain of poor returns and wider credit spreads for at least the next six months as the Fed faces the uphill challenge of raising US interest rates enough to curb inflation but, at the same time, avoid causing a recession.

EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

Treading carefully along the frontier

By Vik Srimurthy 25 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

EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

ESG Funds finding the going hard in 2Q22

By Cameron Brandt 20 May 2022

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EPFR-tracked Equity Funds extended their longest run of outflows since 3Q19 during the week ending May 18 as slowing global growth, tighter monetary policy in the US, war in Ukraine and widespread lockdowns in China kept investors on the defensive.

Topic Industry News

EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

Growing fears about global growth hit flows

By Cameron Brandt 17 May 2022

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Asset markets endured further pain during the second week of May as investors tried – and largely failed -- to square tighter monetary policy in the US and other markets with the latest global GDP forecasts.

Topic Industry News

IGM Credit

“New Normal” Slows High-Grade Debt Issuance Binge

16 May 2022

“New Normal” Slows High-Grade Debt Issuance Binge

A stimulus-fueled debt issuance binge is showing signs of faltering as the largest and best rated companies in the world find themselves in unfamiliar territory – a “new normal” where liquidity is at a premium and terms are being dictated by an investor base that finds holding cash more lucrative than investing in debt.

EPFR - fund flow & allocations data

EPFR Exchange Podcast, Special Focus: iMoneyNet on Money Market Funds

11 May 2022

EPFR Exchange Podcast, Special Focus: iMoneyNet on Money Market Funds

Listen to our Senior experts Kevin Grist and Jay McLaughlin for an overview of iMoneyNet in the EPFR Exchange podcast, as they highlight a few forces currently shaping the Money Market Fund industry.

IGM Credit

IGM Global Credit Snapshot

By Ken Jaques 06 May 2022

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Factors including the ongoing Ukraine war, China’s covid lockdown impact on supply chains and increasing fallout from inflationary fears (and rising rates to combat this) have all played a significant part in April’s issuance trends EUR supply more than halved from the previous month, with the corporate sector arguably the hardest hit. Despite the generally weak showing, the HY market was reopened after an 11-week hiatus IG issuance in the APAC region slowed to a lesser extent than in EUR. Issuers were forced to pay c11bp NICs on average. HY volumes were boosted by the emergence of a number of Australian HY mining concerns US ex-SSA volumes surpassed street expectations and were skewed towards domestic bank issuance (41%). NICs remain in double digit territory (10.08bp on average) whilst cover ratios fell to 2.75x

Topic Industry News