Supply-side economics

Pensions

The UK inflation market has been thrown out of whack by a severe supply and demand imbalance, which has caused a distortion in pricing and a sharp slowdown in trading activity. Inflation supply has slowed to a trickle in the past few months, as turmoil in the credit markets takes its toll and monoline insurance companies - used to wrap much of the corporate inflation-linked bond supply to date - look increasingly fragile. With more UK pension schemes turning to inflation bonds and swaps than ever...

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