Time for T+1

Posted on: 20 December 2022

By Jenn

by Charlotte Scott Consultant and Trainer, Spinnaker Training Introduction The late J. Carter Beese Jr., former SEC commissioner, gave a speech in 1993 where he famously said, “Nothing good ever happens to a trade between trade date and settlement date.” Incorporating a riff on Murphy’s Law as it applies to…

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Where Does the Municipal Market Go from Here?

Posted on: 15 November 2022

By Jenn

by Julie Barnum Overview Municipal securities are an important part of the fixed-income market. While small at $4.2 trillion compared with the U.S. bond market at $52.9 trillion, municipal bonds are a critical financing vehicle for cities, towns, and states. The lion’s share of the municipal financings is for large,…

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ESG from the Issuer’s Perspective

Posted on: 4 October 2022

By Jenn

by Rob McDonough Director of ESG and Regulatory Initiatives at Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC Trends in Sustainable Security Issuance The number and total size of new issuance deals in the sustainable (or ESG, or Impact) security space has been consistently growing over the past decade around the globe. Even…

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The Long and Short: Inflation + Recession = Stagflation

Posted on: 7 September 2022

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by Kenneth Kapner President and CEO, GFMI Introduction Lots have been written lately about stagflation. Since I have written an article on “Inflation” (https://www.gfmi.com/articles/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-inflation-but-were-afraid-to-ask/) and a blog on “Predicting Recessions” (https://www.gfmi.com/the-long-and-short-predicting-recessions/), I thought I would combine them with an update using today’s economic variables. This article assumes you have read…

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Offshoring, Outsourcing, Onshoring, Supply Chain, and Baby Formula

Posted on: 1 August 2022

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by Kenneth Kapner President and CEO, GFMI Introduction First, we had, and still have, supply chain issues. These challenges have led to shortages of goods and the inevitable consequences of shortages – price increases. Sourcing products from overseas has been a decades long movement commonly referred to as globalization. Specifically,…

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ESG from the Investor’s Perspective

Posted on: 22 June 2022

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by Rob McDonough Director of ESG and Regulatory Initiatives at Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC What is ESG? The acronym “ESG” stands for environmental, social, and governance. More importantly, the term ESG has become synonymous with the concept of “sustainability.” In the capital markets, ESG criteria are a set of…

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Cryptocurrency Derivatives: Cryptocurrency Perpetual Contracts

Posted on: 25 May 2022

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By Ken Kapner CEO and President, (GFMI) Introduction The rock band YES has a song called “Perpetual Change.” Capital markets resemble the title of the song as they are known for innovation and continually adapting to market changes. (And how apropos to have an adjective in our eNews article and a…

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Send Presents at Christmas a.k.a. SPACs

Posted on: 6 December 2021

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Send Presents at Christmas a.k.a. SPACs I asked one of my friends what they thought SPAC could stand for. As it is the holiday season, she replied, “Send Presents at Christmas?” Nice try, but no cigar. SPACs, or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, have been around for years, but recently have…

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