Growth or Inflation? That’s The Question
As central banks continue to raise rates, fixed income investors need to make a decision: do they prepare their portfolios for further growth or higher inflation? We speak with Allspring’s Henrietta Pacquement and Thomas Lyons about fixed income in the current environment, the energy transition and the geopolitical turmoil.
The End of Growth
Former banker and author Satyajit Das speaks about the new edition of his book ‘A Banquet of Consequences’ and warns for the current levels of overconsumption and financial mismanagement. The coronavirus pandemic has only helped to lay bare the weaknesses in today’s economic structures, he says.
Funds Keep Head Cool as Pandemic Worsens
Pension funds are faced with steep drops in equity prices and high levels of members switching to cash options, effectively redeeming their money, as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. But rather than panicking, most Australian pension funds seem well-placed to deal with the current turmoil.
Assessing the Coronavirus Impact
The world is facing a potential global pandemic as the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly outside of China. Markets have reacted violently to the news that community transmissions are taking place across Europe and the Middle East. But does history tell us anything about the impact of pandemics on markets? In this editorial, Wouter Klijn, Director of Content at [i3], explores the potential economic impact.