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 […]
Robert W. Duggan, CFA
Mr. Duggan is a Managing Director at Axonic Capital working in the Business Development Group. Prior to Axonic, he was a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager at SkyBridge Capital, a global alternative asset management firm that specializes in fund of hedge funds products. At SkyBridge, Mr. Duggan was responsible for portfolio management, manager sourcing, and due diligence across various hedge fund strategies. He joined SkyBridge in 2010 via the acquisition of Citi Alternative Investments (CAI) Hedge Fund Management Group. Before joining CAI, Mr. Duggan was a senior analyst at International Asset Management (IAM), where he was responsible for sourcing, due diligence and monitoring the firm’s U.S. based hedge fund investments across a broad range of investment strategies. Prior to IAM, he held research analyst roles at Northern Trust Global Advisors and Alpha Investment Management. Mr. Duggan received a B.A. in economics from Fordham University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®).
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 […]