27 May 2005, Arielle Weliky, Risk magazine
In 2003, specialist funds only accounted for around 7% of European end-users, and the Dutch bank attributes their growth during 2004 to an increased desire among pension funds and others to manage inflation risk on the back of growth in retirement assets.
Specialist managers are increasingly turning to the inflation-linked swap market, the bank said. According to its research, swaps accounted for 21% of investment allocations in 2004; the figure was just 5% in 2003.
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