LIBOR (the London Inter Bank Offered Rate) is slowly becoming a thing of the past. We take a look at the much-maligned benchmark rate, what it is used for, the alternatives that have been introduced to replace it, and who could be affected.
Pandemic bonds transfer pandemic risk from developing countries to the financial markets. The capital raised is reserved for responding to pandemic outbreaks. In this blog we look further into what pandemic bonds are, how they work and what happened when COVID-19 occurred.
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved a difficult time for the hedge fund industry. Not all of its players have managed to live up to the challenges. In this blog we look at how hedge funds have fared over the past year or so.
With the rise in focus on environment, social or governance issues, green bonds are become an empowering and image-friendly investment even in these early days. This blog looks at the past, present and future trends (of issuance) of green bonds and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on green bonds.
Countries around the world have reacted to COVID-19 in a variety of ways from lockdowns and curfews. This blog looks at how COVID-19 has had an impact on investment.
The issues around negative inflation are discussed in our latest blog. We look at how negative inflation, or deflation, is measured and what it means for the economy. We ask too who ultimately are the winners and losers in this.
The impact of COVID-19 has meant many insurers could face potential losses and uncertainty as to whether some of their policies are valid and if they need to pay out. In this blog we look at the range of issues they’re facing due to the pandemic.
COVID-19 has given the financial sector a lot to think about including pension funds and their investment strategies, we look at how these have been impacted.
With the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic causing huge pressures on the economy and much of the financial sector, we look at how pension schemes face unique challenges in this uncertain time.
Have you ever looked at the yield curves from our market insights and wondered what they tell you? This blog explores what they might be telling you if the yield curve is 'inverted'.