IPOX Indexes trade mixed during October and outperform. Reflective of COVID-19 severity, E.U. & U.S. lag Asia-Pacific. Amid the background of 1) heightened COVID-19 severity across Europe & the U.S., 2) notable gains in equity risk (VIX: +44.18%) and U.S. yields and 3) generally solid earnings, the IPOX® Indexes traded mixed last month and outperformed the benchmarks. Ahead of the U.S. election, e.g., the IPOX 100 U.S. (ETF: FPX) shed -1.10% to +18.95% YTD, leading the S&P 500 (SPX) by +167 bps. on the month. Relative strength extended to non-U.S. domiciled IPOX exposure, with the IPOX International (ETF: FPXI) extending the relative performance lead vs. its benchmark by +352 bps. to a massive +5276 bps. YTD. Big gains in specialty exposure across outperforming Asia-Pacific-traded holdings drove the good showing,
IPOX® International (ETF: FPXI) since Launch:
including IPOX heavyweight’s e-commerce behemoths Meituan (3690 HK: +19.19%) and Pinduoduo (PDD US: +21.35%), as well as JP-traded AI software maker AI Inside (4488 JP: +32.35%) and statistics compiler JMDC (4483 JP: +18.57%). We note significant declines in select global payment processors, including U.S.-traded IPO M&A Fidelity National (FIS US: -15.37%) and Europe’s Adyen (ADYEN NA: -7.95%) and Nexi (NEXI IM: -22.96%), while IPOX-held social networkers Snap (SNAP US: +50.86%) and Pinterest (PINS US: +42.01%) surged after reporting exploding user numbers, while former IPOX holding Twitter (TWTR US: -7.06%) sank.
IPOX® SPAC Index (SPAC): The Index fell -10.37% to +2.07% since its July 30 launch. SPAC news include 1) 3 SPACs Completed Mergers: a) Spartan Energy with EV maker Fisker (FSR); b) ARYA Sciences II with neuroscience drug developer Cerevel Therapeutics (CERE); c) DiamondPeak with EV truck maker Lordstown Motors (RIDE) 2) 2 SPACs Announced Acquisition Targets: a) Alberton Acquisition with solar energy company SolarMax; and b) dMY Technology II with British betting firm Genius Sports Group.
|Select IPOX® Indexes Price Returns (%)||Last Week||2019||2020 YTD|
|IPOX® Indexes: Global/International|
|IPOX® Global (IPGL50) (USD)||-0.11||27.93||39.46|
|IPOX® International (IPXI)* (USD) (ETF: FPXI)||-0.49||31.37||40.16|
|IPOX® Indexes: United States|
|IPOX® Composite U.S. (IPXC)||-2.42||29.60||17.01|
|IPOX® 100 U.S. (IPXO)* (USD) (ETF: FPX)||-1.10||29.60||18.95|
|IPOX® ESG (IPXT) (USD)||-2.56||–||–|
|IPOX® SPAC (SPAC) (USD)||-10.37||–||–|
|IPOX® Indexes: Europe/Nordic|
|IPOX® 30 Europe (IXTE) (EUR)||-2.11||34.55||19.04|
|IPOX® Nordic (IPND)||-0.30||38.52||36.09|
|IPOX® 100 Europe (IPOE)* (USD)||-3.51||30.97||10.88|
|IPOX® Indexes: Asia-Pacific/China|
|IPOX® Asia-Pacific (IPTA) (USD)||0.30||4.41||31.68|
|IPOX® China (CNI) (USD)||4.99||26.31||54.42|
|IPOX® Japan (IPJP)** (JPY)||0.31||37.91||16.90|
* Basis for ETFs: FPX US, FPX LN, FPXE US, FPXU FP, FPXI US, TCIP110 IT and CME-traded e-mini IPOX® 100 U.S. Futures (IPOM0). Source: Bloomberg L.P. & Refinitiv/Thomson Reuters. For IPOX Alternative Strategies Returns, please contact [email protected]
|MYOKARDIA INC||63.96||DRAFTKINGS INC||-39.84|
|SNAP INC||50.86||FASTLY INC – CLASS A||-32.21|
|PINTEREST INC||42.01||SWEDISH ORPHAN||-29.07|
|GOOSEHEAD INSURANCE||41.52||KOOLEARN TEC||-24.32|
|AI INSIDE INC||32.35||TRAINLINE PLC||-24.24|
|CLOUDFLARE INC||26.57||SMILEDIRECTCLUB INC||-23.80|
|BIONTECH SE||23.30||NEXI SPA||-22.96|
|PINDUODUO INC||21.35||MORPHOSYS AG||-19.94|
|DENALI THERAPEUTICS||19.40||PEXIP HOLDING ASA||-19.56|
|MEITUAN DIANPING||19.19||ADT INC||-19.34|
|BIOHAVEN PHARMA||19.15||POWERLONG COMM||-18.50|
|JMDC INC||18.57||NEW FORTRESS ENERGY||-17.91|
|ONCOPEPTIDES AB||18.53||CARVANA CO||-16.91|
IPO Deal-flow Review and Outlook: At least 31 firms IPO’d across the global markets last week, with the average (median) equally weighted deal adding +2.48% (0.00%) based on the final offer price and respective close. Performances diverged widely in the U.S.: While Ping An backed fintech unicorn Lufax (LU US: -4.81%) and Ohio-based car insurtech Root (ROOT US: -11.22%) stumbled, pool maker Leslie’s (LESL US: +29.24%) and advertising firm MediaAlpha (MAX US: +76.26%) rose. Abroad, Spanish renewable energy firm Soltec Power (SOL SM: +11.62%) gained, while Philippines biggest IPO in four years, broadband operator Coverage ICT Solutions (CNVRG PM: -12.02%), disappointed. Mortgage company AmeriHome and Caliber both postponed planned offerings due to volatile market conditions. Despite concerns over rising geopolitical risk and U.S. Election Day, all eyes are on Alibaba’s fintech unit Ant Group (6688 HK)’s record-breaking debut. The A+H shares dual offering values the Chinese unicorn at over $320B. Shares will begin trading in HK on 11/5/2020. Other IPO news include: 1) Airbnb continues to push forward IPO progress; 2) WeWork eyeing IPO again.
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