FIG Topics of Interest

 
 
 

05/24/17

Check out your Muni v. the proposed MBIS/FIG Zero Duration Muni-Futures contract.  

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05/24/17

Moody’s Investors Service cut its rating on China’s debt for the first time since 1989, challenging the view that the nation’s leadership will be able to rein in leverage while maintaining the pace of economic growth.

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05/23/17

Trump’s first complete budget proposal, released in part on Monday, would raise $500 million in fiscal year 2018 by draining the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and as much $16.6 billion in oil sales over the next decade.

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05/22/17

Large Paper Positions in Eurodollar Options

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05/22/17

Over the weekend while President Donald Trump was in Saudi Arabia, Blackstone and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of launching a new infrastructure investment vehicle. PIF will anchor the fund with a $20 billion investment. 

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05/19/17

With memories still fresh from the 2007 financial meltdown precipitated by unrestrained real estate borrowing, US bank lending officers are showing a reduced tolerance for risk and reporting tightened CRE lending policies - most notably on multifamily lending.

The reaction is in response to numerous factors, including ongoing concerns from federal regulators about an overheated CRE lending environment, a more uncertain outlook for CRE property prices, and the impact from rising vacancy rates in certain property types. 

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05/18/17

At a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, a congressionally-mandated advisory panel looking into Pentagon acquisition reform presented an interim report calling for a shake-up in the Department of Defense's outmoded acquisition system. It said the reforms would save money and help the military stay on the cutting edge of technology.

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05/17/17

Another teen specialty apparel retailer, rue21 Inc., has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. 

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