Europe's inflation investors sharpen their focus

A distorted inflation picture in Europe since the onset of the sovereign debt crisis last year is boosting interest in country-specific inflation exposure, with more newcomers entering the asset class through alternative investments

gang-hu global inflation head at credit suisse
Gang Hu, Credit Suisse

Despite the fact that fear of rising inflation due to increasing oil prices and the effect of quantitative easing remains a reality, there are few inflation-linked structured products in existence. One reason for the low issuance level is the combination of very low interest rates and high inflation against a backdrop of tightening funding spreads, which makes institutional investors more eager to hedge using nominal rates as a proxy rather than going for pure inflation hedges, according to Bob

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