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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Verizon Has Bond Market Seeing Green After Billion-Dollar Deal

Verizon Entering Green Bond Market Fuels Optimism That More U.S. Corporations Will Begin Tapping Into The Growing Pot Of Money Seeking To Invest In Sustainable Projects Source: Bloomberg Verizon Communications Inc.’s billion-dollar entrance into the green-bond market this week is fueling optimism that more U.S. corporations will begin tapping into the growing pot of money…

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Quants Claim It’s Their Time to Shine in the Bond Market

Quant Investing Is Slowly Expanding Beyond Stocks And Into Fixed Income Source: Bloomberg The quants are coming for the bond kings. In recent years, quantitative finance has reshaped equity-market investing, with trend-following strategies and risk-parity funds becoming such a force that they’re often seen as responsible for violent swings in stocks. Fixed income, on the…

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Bond Pricing AI White Paper

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-Pricing algorithm. Source: Overbond Fixed Income Artificial Intelligence The financial services market is embracing digital processes…

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It’s the 18th Century in Canada Again as Covered Bond Sales Soar

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Banks Issuing Covered Bonds To Reduce Their Funding Costs In Volatile Markets. Source: Bloomberg Canadian banks are issuing record levels of covered bonds, mortgage-backed debt pioneered in Prussia, helping them to lower funding costs in volatile markets. The country’s lenders have sold 5.75 billion euros ($6.5 billion) of covered bonds this year, up about 50…

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