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Leigh Winton

Head of Portfolio Strategies

Leigh Winton has over 20 years’ experience within Financial markets within the asset classes of Fixed Income, Foreign-Exchange, Derivatives and Commodities, predominantly within JPM, RBS, CBA & HSBC (Midland).

Leigh has a mix of Structuring, Product and Sales backgrounds, with his highest educational qualification being a Master of Business (in Finance) from UTS.

Whilst at CBA, Leigh was the co-Head of an investor products business which originated and distributed Fixed Income products within the CBA channels of Middle-market Instos, CBA Private Bank and CommSec.

Explaining products in simplistic terms have been a key part of Leigh’s roles to date.

Week in review

From the trading desk

Merredin Energy is the newest edition to the FIIG originated bond list. Rising prices and heavy trading in Talen bonds following new energy rules, Frontier 2020 and 2021s favoured over longer dated company issues, Axsesstoday 2020 callable security in supply and popular trades in IMF Bentham and newly available RSEA. The latest Eric Insurance research is available and the AUD/USD weakens following disappointing Australian retail sales data

Week in review

From the trading desk

US CPI was robust while Australian figures came in below expectations. Heavy trading in USD Frontier 2021s and NCIG 2027 with modest supply available in Rackspace and Avon. The Queensland Treasury Corp 2030 bond a popular inflation trade, strong two way flow between the Sydney Airport 2020 and 2030s and supply exhausted for the Liberty 2020 bond and all RMBS lines. Improving aluminium price supported strong performances from Alumina and Alcoa this year

Week in review

From the trading desk

Improving Australian unemployment data, Mackay Sugar puts cogeneration asset sale on hold, NCIG 2027 bond reached a new high and heavy trades in Rackspace. IMF Bentham investors switch to USD denominated bonds including Avon 2022 and Frontier 2020s, inflation securities rallying buoyed by expectations of higher inflation and RMBS supply exhausted

Week in review

From the trading desk

US CPI missed expectations, Australian households remain highly levered, Frontier Communications attractive after price depreciation while investors took profits in NCIG.IMF Bentham 2020 remains well bid and investors switched out of AAPT 2020 and in favour of USD denominated bonds. Indexed annuities bonds a popular inflation hedge

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

Week in review

From the trading desk

Iron ore price continues to decrease causing the AUD to fall, US unemployment data is expected Friday, FIIG originated Lucas TCS trading above $100 in secondary market and price gains in NCIG sub debt has seen investors take profit. RMBS and Sydney Airport continues to see active trading and Rackspace a go to trade for clients wanting to diversify after Transocean’s price appreciation

Week in review

From the trading desk

Australian unemployment data due out Thursday, US GDP forecasts downgraded post the Florida storms, IPG to redeem notes as part of Pro-Pac’s acquisition, QBE rating reaffirmed, popular trades in Barminco, Rackspace and Avon, with Dell bonds a good switch target. Continuing trades in high yield RMBS and Sydney Airport 2020 and 2030 bonds. China and UK downgraded by S&P and Moody’s respectively, AUD falls below 80 cents despite USD weakness, Newcastle Coal issued a USD 10 year senior secured bond. Continued demand in RMBS with new Apollo 2017-1 notes and strong trades in Sydney Airport 2020 and 2030s. New DirectBonds from JC Penney and Ei Group and new FIIG originated bond issue – Lucas Total Contract Solutions 8.00% 2022 bond

Week in review

From the trading desk

Australian unemployment data due out Thursday, US GDP forecasts downgraded post the Florida storms, IPG to redeem notes as part of Pro-Pac’s acquisition, QBE rating reaffirmed, popular trades in Barminco, Rackspace and Avon, with Dell bonds a good switch target. Continuing trades in high yield RMBS and Sydney Airport 2020 and 2030 bonds. Strong employment numbers released last week, focus on US Federal Open Market Committee meeting while RBA minutes are expected. Strong trades in Barminco and in Rackspace despite a Moody’s downgrade and a comeback for FIIG bond issuance. The RMBS space is attractive with new SMHL and La Trobe notes

Week in review

From the trading desk

Australian unemployment data due out Thursday, US GDP forecasts downgraded post the Florida storms, IPG to redeem notes as part of Pro-Pac’s acquisition, QBE rating reaffirmed, popular trades in Barminco, Rackspace and Avon, with Dell bonds a good switch target. Continuing trades in high yield RMBS and Sydney Airport 2020 and 2030 bonds.

Week in review

From the trading desk

US unemployment data weaker than expected, Eurozone inflation hits a four month high, offers reappear in Adani Abbot Point, new DirectBond added Windstream 2020, strong demand in Barminco 2022 and Ensco 2025 bonds, and the RWH annuity, RMBS bonds and inflation securities in high demand

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