Speaking of a flattening of the yield curve, spreads between the 5 and 30-year Treasuries have not been this narrow since June 2007 (see chart below). Reach us at email@example.com if you would like the Excel data behind the chart. Source: Treasury.gov; TEK2day.com. Click chart to expand.
Insurance company CIOs continue to use Alternative Assets to increase yield in this ultra-low interest rate environment. KKR Asset Management's Insurance CIO survey found similar results (chart below) to our recent TEK2day Spotlight report on the insurance industry which may be accessed HERE. We expect that the heavy use of Alternative Assets in the pursuit … Continue reading Leveraging Alternative Assets To Increase Yield
The Atlanta Fed updated its model for Real GDP ("GDPNow"). The Atlanta Fed's 3.2% Real GDP estimate as of today is down from 3.7% as of September 21st. We have previously written that real GDP growth may very well be zero percent or even negative as we believe the Federal Reserve underestimates true price inflation … Continue reading Real GDP Growth Remains Muted
We published our TEK2day Spotlight report - The Evolving Insurance Industry - a few weeks ago. We hosted a follow-up podcast episode with two of the SS&C Technologies (ticker: SSNC), executives that were involved with that effort. You may view the video podcast at the YouTube link below. If any difficulties, simply visit CEORater's YouTube … Continue reading TEK2day Podcast Ep. 441: Insurers & Alternative Asset Investing with SS&C Technologies
TEK2day Spotlights are sponsored reports that focus on a particular industry and/or technologies. M&A Activity & Low Interest Rates, Product & Process Innovation and Digital Transformation & Advanced Automation are some of the catalysts driving change within the global insurance industry. Click HERE to access the full report. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
High Yield bond issuance has benefited greatly from the near zero interest rate environment. The Federal Reserve has played an increasingly larger role in the capital markets since 2009 with its extreme low interest rate and expansionary monetary policies. Q2'20 High Yield bond issuance of $125.4 billion was up 88% sequentially from $66.7 billion in … Continue reading The Quixotic Pursuit of Yield
A recession is defined as an economic period where GDP declines for two consecutive quarters. We believe the next recessionary period will be different as a result of artificially low interest rates. The United States' proclivity to print money and maintain artificially low interest rates makes it difficult for institutional investors to find yield. Gone … Continue reading The Next Recession Will Prove Different for U.S. Equity Markets