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 […]
Lu Chang, CFA, FRM, CAIA
Ms. Chang joined Axonic in September 2020 from Angel Oak Capital Advisors, where she served as CRO since 2014 and was promoted to Chief Risk and Operations Officer in 2019. Prior to joining Angel Oak, Ms. Chang served as a Finance Manager at Wells Fargo, where she led a team of analysts to implement firm-wide funding and liquidity risk management initiatives. She previously served as a Senior Research Analyst at Evergreen Investments, covering fund of hedge funds, managed futures, real estate and commodity funds. Prior to Evergreen, Ms. Chang was a Vice President at Wachovia Securities, where she published white papers with investment recommendations on alternative investments. Ms. Chang holds a B.A. degree in Finance from Wuhan University and an M.B.A from the College of William and Mary. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), the Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.
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 […]