WINNER: Credit Suisse
The Future of Monetary Policy
This paper by Credit Suisse explores the transformative changes advanced economy central banks have undergone since the 2008 global financial crisis. Assessing two possible scenarios, the report argues that the future direction of monetary policy remains the key issue for policy makers around the world.
Eight centuries of the risk-free rate: bond market reversals from the Venetians to the ‘VaR shock’ by Bank of England
This excellent paper by the Bank of England presents new data for the yearly risk-free rate in real and nominal terms going right back to the 13th century. The authors establish a long-term comparative examination of ‘bond bull markets’. The paper provides some fascinating insights.
Natural Interest rate: uncertainties and policy implications by BBVA
This BBVA paper from August 2017 explores the natural rate of interest and monetary policy normalization in advanced European and North American economies.
2017 AFP Liquidity Survey: Report of Survey Results by SSGA and AFP
This 29-page report by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) and AFP provides the findings of a recent survey on liquidity. It provides critical insights into the challenges of navigating geopolitical and monetary policy shifts.
Shift in EU Investors Towards U.S. Municipal Bonds by Franklin Templeton
The U.S. taxable municipal bond market appears to be a compelling proposition to various investors. Some of the other factors that add to the attractiveness of taxable U.S. municipal bonds (munis) include their superior credit quality (largely at par with German or Japanese issuances), low correlation with other asset classes and long duration, which make them suitable for long-term investors such as insurance companies and pension funds. This report explores the shifting global focus to munis, particularly by European investors.
Fixed Income Investing and Interest Rates: From shake-up to the new normal by NNIP
This paper by NN Investment Partners sets out two fixed income growth scenarios and their impact on a variety of assets.
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