Tag Archives: ECB

3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

1. Inflation – Some Like It Hot Central bankers in two of the world’s major economies have recently been discussing their thoughts on the appropriate level of inflation, and what their reactions might be to any breaching of their inflation … Continue reading

Posted in Fixed Income, Industry Insights, Markets | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

1. Spain – Politics to the Fore Again Spain has been without a government since national elections in December 2015. No party has managed to secure a majority in those elections, leading to the most fragmented parliament since 1977. A … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Fixed Income, Industry Insights, Markets, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

Bank of Japan – Some Further Thoughts As we have had more time to digest the announcements from the Bank of Japan (BoJ) last Wednesday, there are a number of things that catch our attention. Firstly, my old university economics … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Fixed Income, Industry Insights, Markets, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

1. Japanese Government Bonds – Canaries in the Coalmine? In late January 2016, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) surprisingly cut their deposit rate to -0.10%, despite BoJ Governor Kuroda denying that he had contemplated such an action only a few … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Fixed Income, Industry Insights, Markets | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

ECB Meeting – Some Further Thoughts Having had an extra couple of days to digest the European Central Bank’s (ECB) announcement and subsequent press conference, we think that ECB President Draghi will have enjoyed a glass of Chianti this weekend, … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Fixed Income, Markets, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment