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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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04/18/19 In Germany, the factory PMI came in at 44.5 in April, little changed from March and short of economists’ expectations. Demand was particularly weak in the key auto industry amid ...
04/17/19 The draft includes subsidies for new-energy vehicles, smartphones and home appliances, said the people, who asked not to be named because they aren’t authorized to discuss the plan. The proposals ...
04/16/19 ECB policy makers aren’t opposed to President Mario Draghi’s move to examine the impact of the measure, but many don’t yet see merit in a switch to so-called tiering to ...
04/12/19 “This is an element of hidden leverage that is not appreciated,” says Jeffrey Snider, global head of research at Alhambra Investments. “We are eventually going to have a shock.” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-12/hidden-bond-market-dangers-expose-traders-to-2-trillion-wipeout While dovish comments by the ...
04/11/19 This year is shaping up to offer another uncomfortable milestone: the moment Europe’s biggest economy is forced to come to terms with its shortcomings. Germany today feels like it’s living ...
04/10/19 Maybe the world economy isn't in such terrible shape after all. New projections from the International Monetary Fund, published Tuesday, show that expansion still has some legs. Growth will be a not-too-shabby ...
04/09/19 (Europe to China: Do as we say, not as we do). The European Union and China managed to agree on a joint statement for Tuesday’s summit in Brussels, papering over divisions ...
04/08/19 With trucks getting stuck at the border, Mexican companies are being forced to pay more to bring in additional vehicles for loading shipments. While the U.S. has yet to see ...
04/04/19 “Both sides do want an agreement, but they want to make sure it’s the right deal for their respective domestic audience,” said Tai Hui, Asia-Pacific chief market strategist at JPMorgan ...
04/02/19 “We’re coming to a big finish here,” Zach Pandl, Goldman’s co-head of global foreign exchange and emerging market strategy, said on Bloomberg Television after the U.K. Parliament again rejected all alternatives to ...