Tuesday July 7, 2020

Bond rates mean there is no single solution to pensions timebomb

A few years ago, a list of people to avoid at parties would have included the person who knew what the long bond was.

11th February, 2006

A few years ago, a list of people to avoid at parties would have included the person who knew what the long bond was.

Yet today the long bond and all long-term interest rates are having a very significant impact on company profits, balance sheets and their ability to do business. The connection is through pension funds.

The decline in share values from 2000 to 2002 and the sustained fall that we have seen in...

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