Investors split on 100-year gilt proposal

An ultra long-dated gilt will provide observable market data for liability discounting, but investor demand at the 100-year maturity is questioned


Investors are split on whether there will be enough demand for a proposed 100-year gilt, widely expected to be announced today by UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne.

The plan to consider a 100-year bond will be outlined during the UK budget announcement, with the Debt Management Office (DMO) likely to commence a consultation on the issue.

Some participants have welcomed the anticipated news, noting that an ultra-long-dated gilt will provide pension and insurance companies with an

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