Interest rates

Deficit rises for U.K. private-sector pension funds

The total deficit of all private-sector pension funds in the U.K. increased 10% in June and 41.5% over the year ended June 30, to a record £341 billion ($465.5 billion) said JLT Employee...

July 01, 2016 | 11:13 am
LDI, bigger contributions likely for corporate DB plans

LDI, bigger contributions likely for corporate DB plans

Corporate defined benefit plan sponsors likely will step up allocations to liability-driven investing and raise pension contributions in coming months, according to pension strategists.

June 27, 2016

U.K. markets and currency continue to drop; growth forecasts slashed in wake of Brexit vote

The U.K.'s stock markets, pound sterling and growth forecast continued to fall Monday following the outcome of a referendum deciding that the country should leave the European Union.

June 27, 2016 | 07:01 am

Concerns rise on if there is enough debt to go around

Potential demand for high-quality, long-duration bonds could amount to $600 billion in total over the next few years due to both a shift to more fixed-income allocations and a shift within fixed...

June 27, 2016
Panels examine effect that public policies can have on retirement plans

Panels examine effect that public policies can have on retirement plans

Retirement and public policy don't always mesh well, said participants on several panels during the Global Future of Retirement conference.

June 27, 2016

Moody's: Volatility major theme money managers faced in first half of '16

Volatility was the theme for the first half of 2016, as markets oscillated between risk-averse and risk-seeking regimes, said a new report on U.S. asset managers from Moody's Investors Service.

June 23, 2016 | 04:21 pm
Allianz's El-Erian examines an environment of low global economic growth

Allianz's El-Erian examines an environment of low global economic growth

There's a common element between present-day headline news items, such as the upcoming Brexit referendum, accusations of the Federal Reserve being inconsistent, the rise of negative nominal interest...

June 20, 2016 | 04:11 pm
Treasury yields fall to lowest intraday level since 2012 as traders seek safety

Treasury yields fall to lowest intraday level since 2012 as traders seek safety

Treasuries fluctuated, after 10-year note yields touched the lowest level since 2012, amid shifting bets on the outcome of next week’s U.K. vote on membership in the European Union.

June 16, 2016 | 11:04 am
Fed grows cautious on rates

Fed grows cautious on rates

Weaker-than-expected job growth convinced members of the Federal Open Market Committee to stand pat on the federal funds rate and to be even more cautious going forward, said materials released at...

June 15, 2016 | 03:03 pm

World’s safest market beset by most volatility since 2008

The $1.5 trillion market for U.S. Treasury bills, known as an oasis of stability for investors worldwide, is experiencing the most volatility since the financial crisis.

June 07, 2016 | 12:03 pm
ECB holds steady on interest rates, prepared for U.K. referendum result

ECB holds steady on interest rates, prepared for U.K. referendum result

The European Central Bank is ready for any outcome of the U.K.’s referendum to decide whether it will remain in the European Union, said Mario Draghi, president of the ECB.

June 02, 2016 | 12:16 pm
OppenheimerFunds' Memani, Schwab's Sonders fear Trump's policies could hurt U.S. economy

OppenheimerFunds' Memani, Schwab's Sonders fear Trump's policies could hurt U.S. economy

Donald Trump's anti-trade, anti-immigration and isolationist policies would not bode well for the U.S. economy or the country's standing in the world, say two investment strategists.

May 19, 2016 | 03:27 pm
Fed sets the stage for June action

Fed sets the stage for June action

A hike in the federal funds rate at the June meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee is looking more likely, judging by the minutes of the April meeting released Wednesday.

May 18, 2016 | 04:12 pm

J.P. Morgan Asset, PIMCO sweet on company debt as Treasuries lag

J.P. Morgan Asset Management says U.S. corporate bonds are attractive and Japanese investors are gobbling them up. The PIMCO Total Return Fund is doubling the amount it’s allowed to invest in...

May 17, 2016 | 10:02 am