Peter Cecchini, director of research at Axonic Capital, was featured on Bloomberg TV on September 15 to provide valuable insights into the high yields sector, emphasizing the significance of risk-adjusted returns and the asymmetry of returns. He contrasted this perspective with Axonic’s own outlook, highlighting their skepticism about the effectiveness of the VIX, which has […]
Mr. Cicek joined Axonic in 2017. He is the Lead Portfolio Manager of Axonic Systematic Arbitrage Fund responsible for portfolio management, research and trading activities. Between 2010 and 2017, he was employed at Barclays Bank PLC where he started in the Quantitative Analytics Department as a desk quant. In 2012 he moved internally to one of the propriety trading desks where he traded interest rate derivatives systematically. During his last year at Barclays he was part of the Quantitative Investment Strategies group, responsible for building and trading systematic strategies and alternative beta indices for institutional clients. Mr. Cicek holds a BS in Industrial Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics from Sabanci University in Istanbul and was in the PhD program in Decision, Risk & Operations Department at Columbia Business School.
With rapidly rising inflation, an aggressive rate hike campaign and persistent market volatility, there used to be more certainty that the U.S. was heading toward a recession. However, conflicting economic data points are now causing some investors to question the likelihood of such an event. On episode 99 of The Julia La Roche Show, host Julia […]
Despite earlier expectations of a weaker U.S. economy and lower asset prices this year, markets are still rallying. Equity markets are approaching previous record highs from late 2021, and high-yield option-adjusted spreads are at around 400 basis points, leaving distressed debt investors uncertain about the extent of future opportunities. However, there are ongoing signs of […]
As many investors begin to predict that the U.S. Federal Reserve will achieve its goal of combatting inflation without a recession, known as a soft landing, Peter Cecchini, director of research at Axonic Capital, is not as optimistic. CNBC’s The Closing Bell recently interviewed Cecchini LIVE on Wednesday, August 9, to learn more about why he believes […]
In a testament to our commitment to staying at the forefront of the alternative investing landscape, Axonic Capital proudly engaged in an enlightening Alternative Investment Due Diligence Event this past July. The event, hosted by Axonic partner CAIS, a trailblazing fintech leader in the realm of alternative investments, drew together industry luminaries and thought leaders for […]