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The Fixed Income Group at RJO

FIG is a division of RJ O'Brien that focuses on hedging interest rate risk for mortgage pipeline and servicing portfolios, broker/dealer bond inventories, pension fund bond portfolios, multiple ABS classes, and similar financial portfolios.

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04/19/18 Global debt hit its highest levels ever and governments should take actions to reduce their indebtedness while the going is still good, the International Monetary Fund said. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/18/global-debt-is-at-historic-high-and-governments-should-cut-levels-imf.html Total debt levels globally came in ...
04/18/18 Warnings about looming public pension disasters have regularly cropped up since the 1950s, pointing to problems 25 years or more down the line. To politicians and union leaders, 1  the troubles were ...
04/13/18 "We believe there is actually a market today in the secondary market for people who want to buy nonprime loans that have been properly underwritten," said Rick Sharga, executive vice ...
04/12/18 It may be hard to fathom just how cities could be at risk of a water scarcity crisis when approximately 70 percent of the world is made up of the ...
04/11/18 Fifteen U.S. corporations including online retailer Amazon.com, power company Duke Energy and insurer Prudential Financial avoided U.S. tax on nearly $25 billion in combined profits last year, a tax watchdog group said on Tuesday. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/15-companies-avoided-25-billion-in-taxes-last-year-says-tax-watchdog-group.html A report ...
04/10/18 "The upside could be big because business as usual wasn't getting the job done in opening up the market in China," said Daniel Rosen, founder and China director of research ...
04/09/18 A cyberattack that U.S. natural gas pipeline owners weren’t required to report has lawmakers taking a closer look at how the industry is handling such threats, raising the prospect of ...
04/06/18 “You have to go after the people who aren’t treating you right,” Trump said. “We’re going to have a fantastic relationship long term with China, but we have to get ...
04/05/18 So you can't buy a new machine gun but, you can buy a machine gun... The National Firearms Act of 1934 slapped a $200 transfer tax on them, the equivalent of ...
04/04/18 1. What is a trade war? The dictionary says it’s “an economic conflict in which countries impose import restrictions on each other in order to harm each other’s trade.” Trump’s tariffs and the threatened ...