The Bank of Japan has reacted to a persistently flat yield curve by adjusting its Rinban operations and by signalling that a potential rate cut is around the corner. But will these attempts to steepen the curve be sustainable?
Themes from the quarterly Quantitative Beta Research Summit
Implications for insurance capital requirements
As one central bank after the other announces cuts to interest rates, we continue to believe that buying duration will be worthwhile for investors, even with yields close to record lows.
Given our view that the global economy is just as likely to contract as expand over the next three-to-six months, is it now time to position fixed income portfolios more defensively?
A slew of fundamental developments over the week suggests the macroeconomic backdrop continues to deteriorate, and yet bond markets are still generating strong returns across not only safe havens but also risk assets. Can this momentum persist into Sept.
Due to growth assets and interest rates, funded status rose 1.5% this month from 85.4% to 86.9%.
Start the week off right with this one-page snapshot of headlines and market performance.
Key findings from the Multi-Asset Solutions Strategy Summit
The economic backdrop in 2019 has been characterized by weakness in manufacturing being offset by the resilience of services and health of the consumer.