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Opportunity: Quantitative portfolio management analyst intern

If you are passionate about programming, math and quantitative finance, AND want to make a real difference in the world of finance then this role is for you. Working directly with the portfolio management team, we offer a modern work environment with flat hierarchies and a lot of personal freedom to hatch creativity which will allow you to expand your skill set and responsibilities FAST. Interns are not just interns here, they are productive members of our team and are responsible for interesting projects end to end related to their studies.

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Bipolar market sentiment: Negative for US & Europe, Positive for China: Market Commentary January 2023

Europe and US market sentiment is quite negative due to the uncertainty of economic drivers. We expect market participants to stay in “wait and see” mode until they can get clarity regarding the following 3 points. 1. recession, 2. inflation, 3. central banks’ “terminal rates”:

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Central banks’ “terminal” interest rate numbers will be key market drivers: Market Commentary December 2022

The US Federal Reserve, European Central Bank (ECB), Bank of England (BoE), and Bank of Canada (BoC) are all hiking their benchmark rates to combat inflation. These hikes are mechanically compressing the valuation of capital asset classes: Equity, Bonds, and Real Estate.

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Global growth slowed by rising US interest rates and China lockdown: Market Commentary November 2022

In the US: In October, the Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) and Services PMI both fell to their lowest level since 2021. In Europe: The war in Ukraine as well as rising energy, food, and raw material prices are causing European economies to enter a recession. In China: The Chinese export bulldozer is moving forward. The economy is recovering, growing 3.9% in Q3 (vs only +0.4% in Q2), thus beating market expectation of 3.4% and bringing year-to-date growth to 3% (still below the government target of 5.5%).

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Ongoing flight to safe-haven USD as risky assets sell off: Market Commentary October 2022

In September, global equity markets lost about 10%, marking the longest series of losses since 2009, with most equity indices down 20% to 30% year to date. This long-term sell-off is fueled by central banks’ rate hiking cycle, the war in Ukraine, and the aftermath of the Covid pandemic. Central banks communicated clearly that they will continue to raise interest rates to bring down inflation, even if this causes some economic distress. Nonetheless, the impact of the Covid pandemic is progressively fading away.

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HKSI webinar: Currency Hedging in Wealth and Asset Management

​Thank you to Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute for asking SystematicEdge's CEO, Alain Groshens to lead a webinar, October 6th, 2022, on “Currency Hedging in Wealth and Asset Management”. SystematicEdge's mission is to give back to the community including the regulated financial services community and share our expertise on this and other relevant topics. Participants’ key takeaways of this session includes the importance of:

Event date: 06 October 2022

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