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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

US Treasuries sold off pushing yields to highest levels since 2011, Apple 2023 USD bonds drop 60 cents in a week, funding pressures mean Pacific National 2027 FRN popular with investors, Nufarm 2026s resume trading, Plenary Justice 2030s attractive retail bonds

Week in review

From the trading desk

US interest rate hikes put pressure on bond rates, US Quarterly GDP numbers finalised, Asciano 2027 remains popular, Nufarm FY18 results renew interest in 2026 bonds, new RMBS begins trading in secondary market but no supply yet

Week in review

From the trading desk

Tariffs remain high on the global agenda, increased interest in inflation linked bonds after the AOFM’s big issue, selling short dated premium bonds and Dean Foods look attractive.

Week in review

From the trading desk

Positive signs from NAFTA and US/China trade talks, AUD/USD cross currency swaps at three year high, primary issuance of AT&T 2028 popular with clients seeking extended duration, good supply of USD Nufarm 2026, investors looking ahead holding Downer November 2018s November maturity reinvest in bonds such as DBCT

Week in review

From the trading desk

Bank lending tightens and wages rise putting pressure on household finances, Australian GDP growth on the upside, supply for Suncorp 2023c remains accessible, AAA rated Ale 2023 ILB bond still in supply, PJS 2030 IAB popular as longer dated inflation hedge

Week in review

From the trading desk

Cash Converters maturity draws near and investors sell early, while Qantas and Virgin bonds do battle, investors sell USD Ensco while Westpac hiked its variable mortgage rates

Week in review

From the trading desk

This week, markets appear steady despite Canberra turmoil, RBA & FOMC meetings mean imminent rate change unlikely, CCV investors switch to other FIIG originated bonds, Syd Airport 2030 inflation linked bond demand continues, investors continue to assess JC Penney holdings, USD Virgin 2021 popular

Week in review

From the trading desk

This week, lower probability of an interest rate hike, Ausdrill and Barminco announce a potential merger, clients like the runway switch and RMBS to reduce duration.

Week in review

From the trading desk

This week, US sanctions on Turkey impacts global markets, New DirectBond from Nufarm, IAMGOLD 2025 remains popular, Frontier and Talen lines downgraded by S&P, FIIG originated bonds traded heavily throughout the week

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