20th June 2016


Global bond markets are pricing in a catastrophe. Never before have global rates been this low. Not in the 1930s, not in 2008, not even during the European Banking crisis in 2011. But are things really as bad as this suggests? more

25th May 2016

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For those who saw, last month I questioned the decision making capabilities of global central banks. In fact I even went so far as to say they had lost the plot! Essentially this was in response to Janet Yellen’s complete volte-face on the issue of US rate hikes... more

4th March 2016


So far in 2016, talk of negative interest rates in the US and Japan has been the root cause of much of the markets’ concerns. Renewed central bank interest in the topic seems to have emanated from Stanley Fisher at the Davos forum in early January... more

1st March 2016


In yesterday’s Annual Budget, Arun Jaitley (India’s Finance Minister), maintained the fiscal deficit target of 3.5%/GDP for the Fiscal Year 2017. Whilst it may well be a challenging target to meet, as the saying goes, ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’. That the government have... more

29th February 2016


The Irish-domiciled bond fund range overseen by Shard Capital Partners is set to be rebranded as Rubrics Global UCITS Funds. According to a shareholder note seen by Citywire Selector, the directors of the bond fund range proposed the change as part of the... more

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