Tag Archives: Interest rates

Greece at Centre Stage: Can we Expect Market Normalisation?

European Investment Grade Credit Markets have been erratic during the first half of the year, as economic volatility has continued to the end of Q2. Alessandro D’Erme explores the potential market changes in this environment and how they could impact … Continue reading

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Asset Management: No Miracle Cure, But it Can Help

In this month’s CIO Letter we offer our analysis of the broader implications of our world view (sub-par growth with multiple volatility fertilizers), focusing on the financial sector and investment policies.

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Chinese Rates – What’s Next?

A View from the Emerging Markets Desk Following several months of disappointing inflation data, the Chinese Central Bank moved to cut rates on Sunday. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) cut the benchmark interest rate by 25bps, the third cut … Continue reading

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ABBA Time

Mamma Mia!! Yesterday morning (Thursday February 12th 2015) the Swedish central bank (the Riksbank) decided to take a chance on Quantitative Easing (“QE”), cutting the repurchase rate to -0.10% and announcing a bond-buying programme of SEK 10bn (approx. €1bn). The … Continue reading

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Why are Americans so Pessimistic about the U.S. Economy?

This is the first in a three-part series on Innovation Trends Retooling the U.S. Economy. Five years after the Great Financial Crisis (GFC), despite improvements in GDP growth and employment, the U.S. public still seems to be oppressed by a … Continue reading

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