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MF&Co Named Analytics Firm of The Year - SCI Capital Relief Trades Awards 2020

SCI 11/24/2020 - Structured Credit Investor announced its SCI Capital Relief Trades Awards 2020 Roll of Honour, and Mark Fontanilla & Company was named "Analytics Firm of The Year".

October 2020 Month-End CRTx® Index Rebalancing Update


The CRTx® Aggregate finished October up 0.68% for the month, once again outpacing most other major market benchmarks month over month as equities net declined and the curve bear steepened. October’s CRT market values generally improved overall as sector volatility stayed contained amidst rate volatility edging up and the curve bear steepening. The latest reference pool DQ figures came in generally improved in aggregate, although a few deals ticked up in the October statements. The latest STACR 2020-DNA5 deal enters the CRTx® November basket, which will start out at $45.57 billion in constituent market value, an increase of 1.6% over the October basket.

September 2020 Month-End CRTx® Index Rebalancing Update


The CRTx® Aggregate Index ended September up 1.11% for the month, outpacing most other major fixed income sectors. For Q3, the Index gained 2.41%, lagging only HY for the quarter. September’s CRT market values were modestly improved as volatility remained lower and the latest reference pool credit performances came in largely contained, albeit at persistently elevated levels. With the latest STACR 2020-HQA4 deal printing, the CRTx® October basket will start out at $44.87 billion, net little changed from September’s constituency.

August 2020 Month-End CRTx® Index Rebalancing Update


The CRTx® Aggregate Index posted a solid 1.69% total return in August, recouping July’s  -0.39% decline and then some. Index gains were led primarily by a surge in the earliest-vintage fixed severity deals, and overall firmer spreads for Lower Mezzanines across the board. CRT outperformed the major fixed income sectors for the month as the curve bear-steepened, but CRT sits at -2.89% YTD, still well behind rates and IG/HY for 2020 so far.

July 2020 Month-End CRTx® Index Rebalancing Update


After a remarkable +27% rebound in Q2, the CRTx® Aggregate Index started Q3 modestly down, posting a -0.39% total return for July. Benchmark CRT has not quite recovered its Q1 declines and sits at -4.51% YTD, still lagging other major markets, including rates, IG, and HY, which all rallied last month, and are all now positive for the year.

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