Refinitiv’s StarMine credit-risk models have been around since 2011 and the company says investors are increasingly turning to them as they grapple with risk management and alpha generation during the pandemic and now a rising interest-rate environment. The added challenges of the last two years led StarMine to review its models and performance, but its predictive powers have held during these turbulent years.
Fixed-income traders and investors are increasingly using insights from trade data to inform decisions – from trade ideas to best-execution principles. Executives from Refinitiv and Yieldbroker explain why the data their firms’ tie-up provides could become even more important to the market in the next cyclical evolution.
The need to transition economies to more environmentally friendly and socially conscious settings, and for financial markets to facilitate this transition, requires vast amounts of data to assess, measure and compare progress. Refinitiv has been collating environmental, social and governance data on companies around the world since 2002 and shares its findings on the Asia-Pacific region.
Differing levels of progress across global jurisdictions toward the end goal of LIBOR cessation demonstrates both that a successful transition is possible and that pitfalls await for those that do not move swiftly enough. There are lessons for Australia and New Zealand in how international markets have adapted to benchmark change.
The two most discussed concepts in today’s debt capital market could well be the ever-growing relevance of sustainable finance and the return of inflation as a live consideration. FTSE Russell and Refinitiv – now aligned under common ownership – have brought the two together in an innovative new index offering.