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  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research

    Here’s Why the Fintech Startups Are Coming for Your Debit Card Business

    By Chad Watkins 18 Sep 2018

    As Fintech startups continue to grow, they’re looking for ways to expand their business and integrate themselves further into their customers’ lives. Increasingly, they’re doing that by offering a debit card to their users.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment Fintech

  • IGM FX and Rates

    The Context

    By Marcus Dewsnap 17 Sep 2018

    Welcome to The Context, our Financial Intelligence newsletter containing thought leadership articles spanning a host of asset classes.

  • PSN Enterprise, Zephyr Portfolio Analytics, PSN Separately M...

    Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 09.17.18

    By Ryan Nauman 17 Sep 2018

    Outside of the Brexit dealings, emerging markets, trade tensions, and the U.S. economic expansion have captured the majority of the headlines recently, while the eurozone continues to chug along. The eurozone continues to grow, albeit, at a slower pace than the U.S. On Thursday, the ECB revised their forecasts for future economic growth downward by 0.1% to 2.0% in 2018, and 1.8% in 2019. The sluggish growth, along with Brexit uncertainty, political risks, and trade concerns continue to pose as headwinds for the region. Concerns remain that the turmoil in neighboring Turkey may spill over into the eurozone as well. Based on these risks, the ECB left rates unchanged, while staying the course with its plan to unwind its bond buying program at the end of this year and start raising key rates during the summer of 2019. Read more from Ryan Nauman's weekly recap and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR Fund Flows, IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates, WealthManagem...

    Holding Pattern to FOMC

    14 Sep 2018

    I have to again say, out of frustration, that I don’t understand how the people can ignore the real wage components to the current narrative in light of recent CPI and AHE figures. I don’t have any doubt that this will NOT discourage the Fed from hiking, but I don’t understand how so many people and the press are willing to ignore the real component to income gains. I suppose the news is simply so good everywhere else that this particular aspect seems the anomaly, but not enough for me to avoid bringing it up again and again. In any event, with the release of August CPI at least the real Average Hourly Earnings YoY gain is in positive territory albeit a pretty lame gain of 0.2%. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM FX and Rates

    The Context

    By Marcus Dewsnap 10 Sep 2018

    Welcome to The Context, our Financial Intelligence newsletter containing thought leadership articles spanning a host of asset classes.

  • Zephyr Portfolio Analytics, PSN Separately Managed Accounts ...

    Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 09.10.18

    By Ryan Nauman 10 Sep 2018

    Despite a strong U.S. economy, solid corporate earnings, historically tight labor market, a confident consumer, a relatively accommodative monetary policy, fiscal stimulus, mild inflation, oh, and a historic bull market that has returned nearly 10% YTD as of August 31 (S&P 500), investors have turned up the defense. As you can see in the above “chart of the week”, investors have turned to defensive sectors since the beginning of July, even though economic conditions point to an environment that is good for equity markets. Health care, consumer goods, real estate, and utilities sectors, which are all traditionally viewed as defensive plays, have attracted inflows. On the fixed income side, investors have preferred short-term bonds rather than intermediate and long-term bonds. Regionally, investors continue to turn their backs on emerging market equities and have gone with the more conservative U.S. equity play. Read more from Ryan Nauman's weekly recap and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

    Topic Industry News

  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research

    How Fintech Lenders Are Changing the Student Debt Business

    By Chad Watkins and Mavel Vargas 10 Sep 2018

    With a market that’s approaching $1.5 trillion and growing, it’s no wonder that the student loan business is attracting the attention of Fintech lenders. There is massive opportunity in student lending.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment Fintech

  • EPFR Fund Flows, IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates, WealthManagem...

    Ader’s Musings, 2.9% - 2.9% = 0

    07 Sep 2018

    We’re about to hit the 10th anniversary of Lehman’s demise which I suspect will be the subject of some dubious nostalgia. Bear in mind, that the economy and markets were well under pressure long before this benchmark event -- the S&P 500 had peaked a year earlier. (For context, I rebased the S&P 500 to 100 at the peak and the day before Lehman’s demise it was just under 80 on its way to 43.6 in March. Today it stands at 185.) Let me go over my perspective of what’s changed with an eye to new, or renewed risks, suggesting that history can repeat itself. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR Fund Flows

    The Month Ahead…

    By Cameron Brandt 04 Sep 2018

    The Month Ahead…

    Topic Global Investment Flows Industry News

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    The Month Ahead…

    By David Santschi 04 Sep 2018

    The Month Ahead…

    Topic Global Investment Flows

  • IGM FX and Rates

    The Context

    By Andy Hicks 03 Sep 2018

    Welcome to The Context, our Financial Intelligence newsletter containing thought leadership articles spanning a host of asset classes.

  • Zephyr Portfolio Analytics, PSN Separately Managed Accounts ...

    Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 09.03.18

    By Ryan Nauman 03 Sep 2018

    The week started with the U.S. and Mexico agreeing to a new trade deal to replace NAFTA. The accord between the two countries set momentum for a potential trilateral agreement including Canada. The U.S. and Canada rekindled trade talks following the agreement between the U.S. and Mexico, in hopes of coming to an agreement before a Friday deadline. An agreement did not happen, and the soft deadline was extended, as the two countries continue to work towards an agreement. Read more from Ryan Nauman's weekly recap and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR Fund Flows, IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates, WealthManagem...

    Countervailing Forces Keeping Rates in Range

    31 Aug 2018

    I’m not sure what one really can make of the last week of summer, though I’m inclined to put emphasis on the calendar more than the surrounding inputs I think. We have, for instance, the aftershocks of a Jackson Hole meeting and set of FOMC Minutes that while largely touted as dovish, wasn’t so dovish for the market as to stop Dec Fed Funds from hitting a new, albeit marginal, high at 2.23+% putting odds of a hike that month at near 65%. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research

    Preparing for the Rising Rate Environment

    By Ray Montague and Sue Hines 29 Aug 2018

    Financial institution executives are preparing now, arming themselves with practical strategies to help succeed in a rising rate environment. After a long, slow thaw, the financial industry is finally entering the rising interest rate environment that has been expected for a while. After such a long period, many executives find themselves ill-prepared for what is to come and some are speculating about how consumer behavior will differ from past rising rate environments.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • IGM FX and Rates

    The Context

    By Marcus Dewsnap 27 Aug 2018

    Welcome to The Context, our Financial Intelligence newsletter containing thought leadership articles spanning a host of asset classes.

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