From Challenger chief economist Dr Jonathan Kearns The RBA’s pandemic era Term Funding Facility (TFF) comes to an end this week with the final date for repayment of these cheap loans. The TFF provided banks with 3-year funding from the RBA, initially at 0.25% but with later drawdowns at 0.1%,...
From QIC, Liquid Markets Group The J.P. Morgan Asia Credit Index (JACI) suite of indices expanded to include a new JACI Asia Pacific Index (JACI APAC) in 2023. The new index includes USD-denominated debt from the Asia Pacific region, expanding coverage of the existing JACI series by introducing new...
Seema shares her global markets outlook for the second half of the year following the recent Fed meeting. Although the timing remains uncertain, investors can derive three key insights regarding the Fed's outlook: Recent consumer and labour market survey data suggest that the next policy move will be a cut,...
BetaShares has two dedicated hybrid ETFs: BetaShares Active Australian Hybrids Fund (ASX:HBRD), which is actively managed BetaShares Australian Major Bank Hybrids Index ETF (ASX:BHYB), which is a passive fund that aims to track the performance of Solactive Australian Banking Preferred Shares Index It’s important to note BetaShares’ two hybrid funds...
In brief -Volatility has risen considerably in the eurozone, which may ultimately pave the way for buying opportunities. -European fixed income valuation has improved. -Disinflation is back on track in US. Liberté, Egalité, Volatilité. Volatility has risen substantially in the eurozone over the past week due to escalating political risks in France. While...
From Nathan Shetty, Head of Multi-Asset, Nuveen​ Key takeaways: Previously effective investment strategies may have limited utility in the new environment. A more rigorous approach to diversification and risk management is now essential. A considerably more dynamic approach to asset allocation is paramount. Country-specific risk profiles are changing and global investors should...
Ninety One multi-asset team analyst, Dan Morgan, discusses how US fiscal policy will continue to play an increasingly influential role. As investors navigate a new policymaking world, he considers what they should look out for. In recent years there has been a definitive shift in fiscal policy from austerity to...
An inverted yield curve can be a signal that there will be a recession - and the current one is concerning investors.    However, "yield curves are not as reliable as expected as there are a number of factors that one has to consider", says Equity Trustees Asset Management. "An inverted yield...
Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Andrew Canobi says the current strong performance of US and Australian credit markets is not likely to continue. US investment grade spreads are hovering at or very close to all-time lows. Since the GFC, US spreads versus treasury have been as low as 76...
From Pete Robinson, Head of Investment Strategy, Fixed Income, Challenger Investment Management The Oxford Word of the Year 2023 was "rizz” – a term used for an individual who has a lot of style and is attractive to others, albeit not just in their appearance. If you aren’t a Gen...

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