September 2019 was a volatile month for US money markets as a confluence of events caused sudden shortages of excess reserves in the financial system. The Federal Reserve stepped in to shore up liquidity, but not before secured overnight funding rates spiked to over five percent. In this blog post we describe how stress in …read more
This is an executive summary of our white paper on EM Currency Risk Management. Please contact us for a copy. Emerging market (EM) currency exposure is generally expected to deliver positive returns on account of faster productivity gains and higher real interest rates relative to developed markets. However, EM currencies are more volatile than their …read more
Carry exists across all asset classes as compensation paid to speculators for assuming market risk.
We argue that, as in equities, bonds, and currency, the carry trade in commodities represents a persistent source of beta-like returns.