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Swaption - First Known Swaption
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October 11, 2012

Excerpt: "The first known swaption was constructed and executed by William Lawton in 1983. Lawton was the Head Trader for Fixed Income Derivatives at First Interstate Bank in Los Angeles at that time. Lawton worked with First Interstate's Treasury Options Desk to adapt the concept of an interest rate swap and an options contract."










Comments on Attracting Capital to the Philippines From the Perspective of an International Investor in Today's Liquidity Crisis
William Lawton 
Seagate Global Advisors, LLC
March 25, 2008

Excerpt: "The External Environment

  • It is important to recognize the external environment that international investors are confronting 
  • US- Confronting the worst liquidity and asset crisis perhaps since the 1930's
  • The slowdown in the US while less important than previously, will have an impact on Asia 
  • China- High growth that is starting to produce inflation that will require higher interest rates and a strong currency to slow" 



 
Fixed Income Hedge Fund Strategies 
 Is There Anything for the Long Only Manager?
William Lawton 
Seagate Global Advisors, LLC
October 11, 2006
Presented to: CFA Institute

Excerpt: "Evolution of Markets Toward Hedge Fund Strategies

  • Traditional FI as buy and hold to preserve capital and obtain steady income
  • Market evolution and financial innovation has expanded the number of instruments and strategies available to managers" 







 

The Sino-Pessimists Are Simply Wrong
William Lawton 
DGM Guest Research
July 22, 2004

Excerpt: "Strategies to profit from China’s development have to take the unique characteristics of that great culture into account. And, a move from a centrally planned to a market economy create additional risk points. 

"But, back in 1993, everything pointed to rapid industrialization of China. Those forecasts were borne out over the next decade. A recent study by JP Morgan concludes that China has grown longer and faster than any country in history." 




The Lawton Bond Model: Ten-Year Forecasting Results Challenge Conventional Wisdom
William Lawton 
April 2000
Published by: Seagate Global Advisors, LLC

Excerpt: "The most important question in finance is 'Where are interest rates going?' The price of fixed income securities, equities, real estate, and consumer credit are all directly affected by the cost of money. Despite the importance of interest rates, most investors have accepted the conventional wisdom that it is impossible to forecast interest rates. This study of the Lawton Bond Model during the last ten years challenges that wisdom." 





 
The Lawton Bond Model
William Lawton 

Excerpt: "The Lawton Bond Model™ is a proprietary analysis and decision support tool invented by William Lawton, Chairman and Chief Investment officer of Seagate Global Advisors, LLC (www.seagateglobal.com). The Lawton Bond Model™:

  • Has been used by some of the world’s largest central banks and financial institutions as an input into their investment process
  • Was a factor in The Business Mirror of Manila to call Lawton 'One of the World’s Smartest Investors' in an article on March 25, 2008"










 
US Bond Index Plus Strategy
June 1999
Published by: Seagate Global Advisors, LLC

Excerpt: "Objective: Outperform the U.S. Bond Market

  • Active Lawton Bond Model allocation between U.S.and other high grade global markets that present the most attractive investment opportunity
  • High grade sovereign bonds and interest rate swaps
  • Highly liquid portfolio"




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