This month

Education (advanced)

Decoding RMBS ratings

Credit ratings provide a useful comparison when comparing fixed income products, however, it is important to step past the simplistic final grading and understand what a credit rating actually means


Unwinding of QE – dispelling the myths

The long talked about unwinding of QE – known as QT - is finally here, at least for the US. Markets took the announcement in their stride without the “taper temper” volatility seen over the past few years on policy changes, thanks to the Fed drip feeding the news over the past year. But what does it actually mean for interest rates, the USD and the global economy?

Week in review

From the trading desk

US CPI is due, NZ First Party to form coalition, FIIG originated Lucas TCS success on the secondary market along with a new issue from Elanor Investors, risks rising for QBE 2026 sub debt, NCIG and Frontier holders lock in profits and active trades in Avon Products and AAPT. Our latest sample portfolios are now available


Back to the future…

FIIG founder Jim Stening is back managing the company but did you know he was the original editor of The WIRE? Here he recounts his early days, the impact of the GFC and his thoughts on the future of the market

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