Taha Lokhandwala explores investors’ views on the impact of global loose monetary policy
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said the UK economy is recovering and does not need a further expansion of the quantitative easing (QE) programme.
Gilt yields buck the trend of previous months and fall during July increasing UK corporate deficits by £50bn, research from Xafinity finds.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is looking into claims traders intentionally pushed up the price of government bonds before attempting to sell them to the Bank of England (BoE) in 2011.
FTSE350 companies' defined benefit (DB) deficits fell as bond yields rose on hints of an end to quantitative easing (QE), research from Mercer shows.
Annuity rates have declined by 29% since the introduction of the Bank of England's quantitative easing programme, AXA Life Europe has found.
The latest set of financial results from FTSE companies has re-ignited the debate over smoothing discount rates as strong asset returns were wiped out due to falls in discount rates.
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has again voted against an extension of its quantitative easing programme.
Taha Lokhandwala looks at the likely effects of the end of quantitative easing
The majority of financial directors and senior leaders say scheme deficits are hampering their business investments, research shows.
Financial Services Authority chairman Lord Turner hinted yesterday that the Bank of England should consider writing off some of the £375bn gilt holdings purchased under quantitative easing.
The Bank of England should pump £50bn more into the "stalled" economy to kick-start the recovery, economist David Miles says.
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted five to four to maintain quantitative easing at £325bn this month, overruling the governor and three colleagues who called for further expansion.
The Bank of England's monetary policy committee has resisted calls for further quantitative easing and has left its programme of stimulus unchanged, while holding rates.
UK schemes achieved an average return of 4.3% on investments last year led by gilt returns of more than 20%, a study shows.
The Governor of the Bank of England has denied quantitative easing has accelerated the decline of defined benefit provision.
The government's use of quantitative easing has given pension funds a boost, Bank of England economist David Miles claims.
The Bank of England's move to increase quantitative easing by £50bn will prolong low gilt yields for a further 12 months, adding further strains on pension funding positions, experts say.
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The Bank of England yesterday signalled it was ready to pursue more quantitative easing after plunging inflation forecasts, raising further spiralling deficit concerns for schemes.
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