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?
Currencies through an ESG lens
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.
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?
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.
Start the week off right with this one-page snapshot of headlines and market performance.
This weekly update provides a snapshot of changes in the economy and markets and their implications for investors.
Implications for insurance capital requirements
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in Emerging Markets
Themes from the quarterly Quantitative Beta Research Summit