Interest rates

FOMC continues tapering, low rates

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee voted Wednesday to continue tapering their bond-buying program, dropping to $25 billion in monthly purchases from $35 billion in June. Information...

July 30, 2014 | 03:38 pm
Headwinds remain despite progress, Yellen tells Senate panel

Headwinds remain despite progress, Yellen tells Senate panel

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told a Senate committee Tuesday that “the economy is making progress, and eventually, if we continue, the day will come when I think it will be...

July 15, 2014 | 02:45 pm

Cambridge urges longer duration for fixed-income portfolios

Pension funds that want to reduce risk in their portfolios should consider moving away from traditional core fixed-income strategies benchmarked to the Barclays Capital Aggregate Bond index, a paper...

July 15, 2014 | 03:13 pm
Fed likely to end bond-buying program after October meeting

Fed likely to end bond-buying program after October meeting

The Federal Open Market Committee's bond-buying program is likely to end after its October meeting, said minutes released Wednesday of the group's June meeting.

July 09, 2014 | 04:07 pm
Dow Jones tops 17,000 as June payrolls rise amid ECB stimulus

Dow Jones tops 17,000 as June payrolls rise amid ECB stimulus

The Dow Jones industrial average on Thursday climbed above 17,000 for the first time as data showed employers added more workers than projected in June and the European Central Bank disclosed details ...

July 03, 2014 | 03:36 pm
Fed: Tapering continues, rates stay low as economy improves

Fed: Tapering continues, rates stay low as economy improves

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting Wednesday voted unanimously to continue tapering their bond-buying program, dropping to $35 billion in monthly purchases, down from $45 billion in ...

June 18, 2014 | 03:53 pm
ECB’s interest rate cut could put pressure on pension fund liabilities

ECB’s interest rate cut could put pressure on pension fund liabilities

The European Central Bank’s decision to further cut interest rates in an effort to stave off deflation have been met with mixed reactions by money managers.

June 06, 2014 | 12:31 pm
Executives split over possible pension risk transfer crunch

Executives split over possible pension risk transfer crunch

A growing number of large pension risk transfer deals in the U.K. and U.S., coupled with an anticipated influx of deals across both markets, have left industry executives split over the potential for ...

May 26, 2014

Fed to start considering options for raising rates

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee agreed in April to consider “a range of options” for tightening the stance on monetary policy, according to minutes released Wednesday.

May 21, 2014 | 03:57 pm
Real Estate Investing

Real Estate Investing

Three seasoned investment professionals debated the best approaches to real estate investment for institutional investors, provided insight into some of their best ideas for 2014 and beyond, and...

May 12, 2014 | 12:01 am
Institutional money continues pouring into equity markets

Institutional money continues pouring into equity markets

With the bond bull market coming to an end, equities have been seeing growing net inflows from institutional investors, despite stock markets' recent declines.

April 14, 2014
Outlook for Treasury inflation-protected securities

Outlook for Treasury inflation-protected securities

While this might seem like a non-intuitive point, after exploring the mechanics of TIPS, it should become clear that the asset class may experience headwinds.

April 09, 2014 | 12:01 am
Fed members view 2015 as appropriate time to raise rates

Fed members view 2015 as appropriate time to raise rates

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee consider further tapering of their bond-buying program “likely,” according to minutes of the March meeting released Wednesday.

April 09, 2014 | 03:43 pm

Act before inflation returns

Rather than wait, now is the time to develop a strategy to protect portfolios from an unwelcome inflationary episode.

April 08, 2014 | 12:01 am

Fed governor Stein resigns

Federal Reserve Gov. Jeremy Stein on Thursday announced his resignation from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

April 04, 2014 | 03:58 pm