Pension schemes significantly heightened their interest rate and inflation risk hedging in the second quarter of the year, according to BMO Global Asset Management.
Keeps interest rates and QE at current levels
The Bank of England has maintained the historic low 0.1% base rate and predicted a gloomy economic outlook for the UK in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Slowing global growth and rising downside risk means reliability of return will be key, says Aberdeen Standard Investments head of diversified multi-asset Mike Brooks.
Speculation about rate rises has caused some schemes to delay any further liability hedging. Rosalind Mann looks at why this may be the wrong move.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said there is still a lot of data to consider before the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) can decide when to next hike interest rates.
This week we want to know when you think the next UK base interest rise will occur and if investment consultants should take the lead on driving up cost disclosure.
Sorca Kelly-Scholte says steady but low growth will keep rates historically low, while markets are likely to tumble at some point over the next few years
The US central bank has become the first to begin reversing quantitative easing, with more to follow. Stephanie Baxter looks at what to expect from this historic shift.