The Rise Of The Technology Infrastructure Sector In The Municipal Bond Market

The Rise Of The Technology Infrastructure Sector In The Municipal Bond Market Source: Forbes Technology as infrastructure is rapidly emerging as both a sector and credit factor unto itself in the municipal bond market. Those states, cities, counties and towns applying technology to assess and deliver services more efficiently and effectively are positioning themselves to…

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Has the yield curve predicted the next US downturn?

We are witnessing another U.S inverted yield curve for the first time since the 2007 recession. Could this be a signal towards the next US downturn? Source: Financial Times Alan Greenspan, the then Federal Reserve chairman nicknamed The Oracle for his economic soothsaying, told the US Senate on July 21 2005 to disregard an obscure…

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Middle East fixed income proves a safe haven within emerging markets

Middle East fixed income proves a safe haven within emerging markets Source: The National Emerging markets are rarely uneventful, with no shortage of idiosyncratic risks that require constant vigilance. These events can dominate investor thinking, making it easy to neglect the broader opportunity the asset class offers. Indeed, there are parts of the emerging market…

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Bond Buyer Matching AI

Over the past two years, we have witnessed profound changes in the fixed income marketplace with counterparties increasingly adopting quantitative investing and liquidity risk monitoring techniques. These include adoption of new methods of analysis such as AI analytics like COBI-Matching algorithm. Source: Overbond Fixed Income Artificial Intelligence The financial services market is embracing digital processes…

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Could Green Bunds be a cure for Europe’s economic malaise?

Green bonds can help sovereign issuers to address the issues of ethical finance and long-term sustainability Source: Bond Vigilantes Compared to one and a half years ago, when the prevailing narrative was still revolving around global synchronised growth, the economic outlook for Europe has darkened significantly. From ‘peak optimism’ levels in late 2017, Euro area…

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China’s Bond Traders Battle 1-in-5,500 Odds to Boost Returns

Demand for Chinese convertible bonds rises as fixed income investors look to boost returns Source: Bloomberg Shut out of a world-beating rally in equities, China’s fixed income investors are chasing the next closest thing. The battle for equity-like returns is driving up interest in the country’s nascent convertible bond market. Showing just how coveted the…

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