John Moclair: Staying ahead of the yield curve is paramount

A stronger economic outlook is challenging long term interest rates around the globe, Bank of Ireland executive says

12th March, 2017

Almost ten years on from the financial crisis, bond markets around the world continue to be suppressed by monetary policy. Global interest rates remain at or close to their lowest historical levels, while certain central banks still retain quantitative easing (QE) or unconventional policy programmes to support both their economies and the local bond markets.

These QE programmes have helped to fuel a rally in bond markets which has caused interest rates to flatline in...

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