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IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates

The Context 08.19.19

19 Aug 2019

The Context 08.19.19

Inside this week’s edition of The Context, Financial Intelligence thought leaders discuss: Poland's FX Mortgage Loan Burden a Key Risk to The Zloty Prior to the 2007 financial crisis, there was an assumption the Zloty would maintain its appreciation, making mortgages denominated in foreign currency popular, particularly in the Swiss Franc. Yet this hasn't proved the case. The Zloty has in fact lost more than twice its value against the CHF since late 2008. The GBP Week - Bias is Bearish There are some suggestions that the prospect of a probable Sep no confidence vote from the (maybe) 'Remain' Labour Party could inspire a significant correction towards 1.24-1.25 near-term amid purported reduced demand for puts in the options market. However, even if we see those sort of levels we only see fresh sell opportunities. Read more from The Context and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

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IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates

The Context 08.12.19

12 Aug 2019

The Context 08.12.19

Inside this week’s edition of The Context, Financial Intelligence thought leaders discuss: Mattel Pulls Priced Trade – Rare But Not a First in The HY Market In an 8-K filing with the SEC on Thursday Mattel Inc announced it had terminated the $250m 6.00% 8yNC3 senior notes deal that priced the previous week and was scheduled to settle on August 8th EUR/SEK Bias Higher Ahead of CPI Risk A buy-dips preference is now becoming popular in EUR/SEK, with an eventual break above 10.8525 to spur another topside attempt. Asia Credit Insight: July US$ Issuance Highest Since Jan '18 APAC US$ supply for July closed out at a strong US$51.084bn and an increase of 31.9% from June’s volume. July’s issuance moreover marked the highest monthly total since US$52.585bn was sold in January 2018. Read more from The Context and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

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IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates

The Context 08.05.19

05 Aug 2019

The Context 07.29.19

Inside this week’s edition of The Context, Financial Intelligence thought leaders discuss: China’s Tactic is to Get a Favourable Deal Global markets continue to be shocked by Trump's announcement of the imposition of a 10% tariff on the remaining USD300bn of Chinese goods, effective 1st September. The Jpy Week - Bias is Bullish The Yen is undeniably well supported by the escalating trade row between the US and China, and Usd/Jpy looks on course for an imminent 105.00 test. Euro ABS Comment: Italian and Greek NPLs Hit The Market Non-performing loan disposals have been in the news again. Banca MPS has followed Intesa Sanpaolo with the offloading of Italian loans. Hoist Finance said it had carried out an unrated securitisation of Italian loans, while National Bank of Greece has struck the latest deal in its own NPL strategy. Read more from The Context and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

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Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 07.29.19

By Ryan Nauman 30 Jul 2019

Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 07.29.19

The much-anticipated July FOMC meeting takes place in the week ahead. It is highly expected that the Federal Reserve will cut key short-term rates - for the first time since 2008 - by 25 bps. With expectations so high for a rate cut, anything less would be a surprise and negatively affect markets. The FOMC isn’t the only game in town, however. The week ahead is full of economic data releases, including the jobs report on Friday. Additionally, the Q2 earnings cycle continues to roll along, headlined by Apple and a slew of pharmaceuticals. 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

The Context 07.29.19

29 Jul 2019

The Context 07.29.19

Inside this week’s edition of The Context, Financial Intelligence thought leaders discuss: ECB Highlights Communication Challenges Ahead of Fed With bond yields at or close to record lows and a great deal of scepticism surrounding CBs’ ability to significantly impact the real economy and drive inflation back to target despite clear guidance that the policy kitchen sink is coming (the ‘pushing on a string’ thesis). The Gbp Week - Bias is Bearish UK PMIs will be main DATA event risk. The composite comes next week, but bear in mind in June the overall number slipped to 49.7 in Jun, which was a softest since the post Brexit vote result of 47.6. This week's releases are expected softer at 47.7 vs 48.0 and firmer at 46.0 vs 43.1 last. Ouch! Euro Corp Comment: Primary Remains a Seller’s Market It was another measured week for European corporate bond activity last week, but issuance did increase from the previous week and signs from the three trades were extremely positive. Read more from The Context and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

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IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates

The Context 07.22.19

22 Jul 2019

The Context 07.22.19

Inside this week’s edition of The Context, Financial Intelligence thought leaders discuss: ECB Easing is a Coming … Timing up For Debate With FOMCers in purdah ahead of the July meeting, the ECB gathering is the main event this week (Thursday). There is a chance of a rate cut which WIRP suggests at just over 50%. This we think is overdone although another ‘getting ahead of the Fed’ easing might be thought prudent. The EUR Week – Bias is Neutral-to-Bearish After last week's bad ZEW, the German slate will garner attention this week via the flash PMIs on Wednesday and the IFO Thursday. Note the composite is seen lower. However, Thursday's ECB is of course main event. CEEMEA Sovereign Euro Bond Issuance at Record Highs, CBs to Fuel More The rising tide is lifting all boats when it comes to CEEMEA bond markets, sparked by expectations of looser policy from the world's major central banks. Read more from The Context and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

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Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 07.22.19

By Ryan Nauman 22 Jul 2019

Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 07.22.19

The week ahead is headlined by an influx of earnings releases, in fact, more than a quarter of the S&P 500 companies will release earnings. The names include Coca-Cola, Boeing, Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon.com, 3M, and McDonalds. Additionally, we get more data on the manufacturing sector. We will find out if the promising regional manufacturing data from this week was a one hit wonder or is the sector stabilizing on a national level as well. Finally, we will get an advanced look at the Q2 GDP numbers. Read more from Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

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EPFR Fund Flows

The Global Evolution of Low Volatility Investment in Asset Management

By Sayad Baronyan 16 Jul 2019

The Global Evolution of Low Volatility Investment in Asset Management

In recent years, investors scarred by the wild market and asset prices swings that followed the bursting of the dot.com bubble, the sub-prime debt implosion and the European debt crisis have developed a healthy – and growing appetite for low-volatility strategies. Asset managers are responding to this demand. According to data from Informa Financial Intelligence’s EPFR, by mid-2Q19 there were 204 low-volatility funds globally with a total Asset under Management (AuM) of over US$130 billion. US-based firms account for three-quarters of the current total, but interest is growing in other parts of the world and the number of globally mandated low-volatility funds has increased significantly in recent years. This has been accompanied by an increase in the number of benchmark indices, highlighting the fact that the current spectrum of low-volatility strategies is underpinned by multiple methodologies.

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