NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, today announced a series of major upgrades to iFlow(SM), its web-based application for analyzing global capital flows across asset classes.
Developed using Adobe Flex technology, the new version of iFlow provides an extensive array of interactive features that make it much easier for clients to access, understand and interpret capital flow movements across equities, fixed income, and foreign exchange markets worldwide. New and enhanced interactive tools include:
- Investment Heat Map – uses a world map format to identify inflows and outflows across country markets for specific asset classes over user-defined time horizons.
- Cumulative Comparative Flows – shows current vs. prior time-period capital flow changes by asset class and country market.
- Today's Flow Movers – shows the magnitude of capital flow changes for a given time period by asset class and country market.
- Chart of the Day – a daily chart linked to the Currency Strategy team's daily iFlow commentary and highlighted by the team to identify a significant trend or correlation in a key market.
The enhanced version of iFlow is provided to clients via a completely revamped Global Markets client portal. This new portal integrates BNY Mellon's extensive array of written and video market commentaries with the company's trading capabilities in the FX, fixed income, and equities markets.
"The new version of iFlow provides a unique series of data analysis tools that leverage BNY Mellon's standing as the world's largest custodian of tradable assets," said Simon Derrick, managing director and chief currency strategist for BNY Mellon Global Markets. "Making our presentation of iFlow data more interactive, dynamic and easier to interpret, the new iFlow upgrades reflect our client-focused approach to market analysis and commentary."
iFlow research is based on an analysis of more than $26 trillion in assets under BNY Mellon's custody and administration. On average, this represents approximately 25 percent of market cap in most markets where BNY Mellon has operations or relationships. This information encompasses daily investor activity across currencies, equities and bonds in both developed and emerging markets. iFlow enables clients to identify and analyze market trends using advanced proprietary quantitative techniques.
BNY Mellon Global Markets includes the Foreign Exchange and Derivatives businesses of The Bank of New York Mellon together with the securities business of BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, an SEC registered broker dealer1. These three businesses provide products for corporate, institutional and high-net-worth individuals to access liquidity and execute investment and hedging requirements as well as manage risk. With foreign exchange sales and trading desks in New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, London, Brussels, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo and Seoul, BNY Mellon Global Markets has access to more than 80 currency markets. Their award-winning2 team of currency strategists offers topical commentary and daily analysis of economic and market conditions.
BNY Mellon Global Markets' derivatives business offers hedging products based in the interest rate, currency and equity markets. BNY Mellon Capital Markets underwrites and transacts in a broad range of debt and equity securities. The Bank of New York Mellon, and its broker dealer affiliates, may have long or short positions in any currency, derivative or instrument discussed herein. For more information, visit gm.bankofny.com.
BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, offering superior investment management and investment services through a worldwide client-focused team. It has $27.1 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.3 trillion in assets under management, services $11.5 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.4 trillion per day. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com or follow us on Twitter@BNYMellon.
1 BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC is an indirect-wholly-owned non bank subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and a member of FINRA and SIPC. SIPC protects customers of its members up to $500,000 in securities (including $250,000 for claims for cash).
2 Source: Global Finance and Global Investor magazines.
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