Week in review

From the trading desk

The EU and Canada sign a free trade deal, Trump improves in the polls after FBI opens a new investigation into Clinton email usage and we add Geo Group to our DirectBond list


A bond portfolio to beat the biggest

Ian Silk, Chief Executive of the $100 billion Australian Super fund, has dispelled any doubt that we are stuck in a low interest, low inflation environment, announcing this week that Australian Super’s Balanced Fund had returned 4.54 percent for the 2015 to 2016 year

Trade opportunities

Three new DirectBonds

In a first for FIIG, one of our three new DirectBonds is a Chinese based food and vitamin group issuing a bond in USD, offering fantastic diversification to wholesale investors away from financials and resource companies

Trade opportunities

Royal Bank of Canada now available from USD10,000

FIIG has DirectBonded the Royal Bank of Canada 27 January 2026 subordinated bond. The bond presents an opportunity to diversify away from USD resource exposure into a stable, investment grade financial institution. The recent positive swings in oil prices and iron ore have seen resource bond prices shift higher. Existing USD investors could take some profit and risk off the table and switch some of their investment into the bank and still achieve returns of 4% pa

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