BND: The Bond Market Collapse Is Accelerating

Thus far, 2022 has accelerated many of 2021’s most significant trends. Inflationary forces have risen even higher, while bonds have cratered under higher rates. As of two weeks ago, the global bond index declined $2.6T, and corporate bonds have lost a staggering $1T in value. The “safe” primarily U.S. Treasury bond ETF (NASDAQ:BND) has declined by 7.3%, while…

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Tech Modernization on the Buy Side

There is an industry-wide modernization trend, much of which is driven by advances in the technology space over recent years. Investment firms are more comfortable migrating to the cloud, and there is a huge rise in the number of vendor platforms and industry standard tooling that’s available. I think we’re in a state of significant…

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Execution management systems: A must-have for fixed income

What are the benefits of using an execution management system (EMS) for fixed income? An EMS can offer connectivity to allow traders to manage and execute their order books electronically; however, that is not where the true value is realised.  Unlike other asset classes, fixed income orders tend to be larger  and even if they’re sliced into…

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ETF Innovation: BMO Launches BMO Canadian Bank Income Index ETF

TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2022 /CNW/ – BMO Asset Management Inc. (BMO AM) today launched the BMO Canadian Bank Income Index ETF, expanding its suite of fixed income ETFs to include a unique solution investing in non-traditional securities such as preferred shares and LRCNs while remaining anchored with traditional Canadian bank fixed income.  “Amid an environment of rising inflation…

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What’s In Store For ETFs In 2022?

Exchange-traded funds had a banner 2021 in terms of asset growth, which continued a trend from much of the past decade as investors increasingly flocked to these low-cost, tax-efficient investment vehicles at the expense of mutual funds. Can the fun continue in 2022? And where will the action be in ETF investment ideas? Net inflows…

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Update on Automation, Data, and ESG

Schroders is a 200+ year old global asset manager, managing over £700 billion AUM with a global trading team of 45 professionals spread across 12 trading desks in eight countries. We have taken a global multi-asset approach to trading over the last three to four years, as we have made key changes internally under one…

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