March 2023 has been a difficult month for banks, with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) collapsing, ongoing difficulties at First Republic Bank and the sale of Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse Group. As a result, fear has been spreading amongst investors about the health of the global banking sector and the possibilities of contagion. But will […]
Mr. Cecchini has over two decades of experience as a market strategist and portfolio manager. Prior to joining Axonic Mr. Cecchini was Founder and Chief Strategist of AlphaOmega Advisors, an independent research and consulting firm. Prior to founding AlphaOmega Advisors, Mr. Cecchini served as a Global Chief Market Strategist as well as Head of Cross Asset Strategy at Cantor Fitzgerald. As part of the firm’s cross asset effort, the firm’s credit analytics team was part of Mr. Cecchini’s responsibility. Prior to joining Cantor, from January 2007 to December 2009, Mr. Cecchini was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Seven Bridges Management, LP. Seven Bridges was an event-driven, special situations hedge fund seeded by Ulysses Management. Prior to Seven Bridges, Mr. Cecchini spent four years at BNY Mellon’s predecessor, Mellon Financial Corporation (within its Mellon HBV Alternative Strategies, LLC subsidiary) most recently as a Managing Director and group head of distressed investing. He directed securities selection, portfolio construction and portfolio hedging. Until its acquisition by Mellon Financial, he spent three years as an analyst and senior analyst at HBV Capital Management. From 2005 through 2007 and upon its emergence from bankruptcy, he sat on the Board of Directors of a North American integrated aluminum producer. Mr. Cecchini has chaired or served on numerous equity, unsecured, secured and bank steering committees. Mr. Cecchini speaks routinely at conferences and appears on various media outlets. Mr. Cecchini holds an MBA from Columbia University (Dean’s List), a JD from Boston University School of Law (Edward F. Hennessey Scholar), and a BA from Haverford College.
Axonic Capital on CNBC: Is a Recession Looming?
As most of the major indices continue to experience prolonged losses, it is difficult to look at the drops as anything but a sign of an impending recession in the majority of asset classes. But is a recession really looming? CNBC spoke with Axonic Capital Director of Research Peter Cecchini for insight. “If you think […]
Axonic Capital in Bloomberg: Subdued VIX Is a Signal the Worst is Yet to Come
Despite furious bouts of selling in the equity markets, the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX), which is Wall Street’s so-called fear gauge, has remained stubbornly low this year. To help investors understand what this may mean for their portfolios, Bloomberg recently spoke with Axonic Capital Director of Research Peter Cecchini for insight. According to Cecchini, this […]
Axonic Capital on Bloomberg TV: Has the Market Reached Its Bottom?
The persistent market volatility and latest intraday drop among the major indices have created more bears than bulls among equity market investors. While this typically is a sign that the market has reached the bottom, now it may not be as simple. Bloomberg TV spoke with Axonic Capital Director of Research Peter Cecchini to find […]
Axonic Capital on Bloomberg TV: Examining the Markets Through a Historical Lens
As the markets remain persistently volatile, Bloomberg TV recently spoke with Axonic Capital Director of Research Peter Cecchini for insight on whether these large market movements should be reason for concern among investors or if it is a normal occurrence throughout the history of the market. “The analog we have been discussing since late last […]