Robert Sanborn, portfolio manager at Sanborn Kilcollin Partners, is critical of policymakers propping up markets with stimulus spending and low interest rates
While foreign hedge funds have been driving down the value of the yen, now Japan insurers may strengthen the trend
US inflation markets have been through some major events in 2012, including the launch of open-ended quantitative easing and knock-on effects from the forced unwind of Greek asset swaps. Against a backdrop...
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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A big short position in 30-year Treasury inflation protected securities backfired at the end of June. Traders say the strategy – driven by the end of the second round of quantitative easing – made some sense, but the size of the bet didn’t. Mark...
The inflation derivatives market in the US has recently seen a surge in activity, with high-profile trades from North American insurer Fairfax and US investment manager Pimco. Is this the catalyst for further growth? In a forum convened by Risk and sponsored...
Nomura chief economist Richard Koo warns the US and European economies face double-dip recession and a prolonged period of economic stagnation if stimulus is cut too soon.
The resumption of issuance of government linkers, which now include deflation floors, should aid the development of inflation derivatives in South Korea
Inflation often accompanies the end of the recovery after a crisis, but while US companies may fear high inflation, banks and investors increasingly see deflation as the more serious risk to the US economy.
Hedge funds seeking protection against deflation and dealer hedging of residual short floor positions are cited as the reasons for a rise in prices on euro zero-coupon inflation options.
It might seem premature to start worrying about inflation, but that's exactly what some market participants are doing, even as the world languishes in a deflationary slough of despond. As our columnist John Wraith notes (see p.10), it is not clear how...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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