Tuesday, 17 January 2017

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From the practice of placing a bell around the neck of a castrated ram to lead the flock

What the butler saw

IFR 2166 14 January to 20 January 2017

DOFFED CAPS ALL round to Rothschild, which is seeking to halt the potential brain drain from the City of London, one servant at a time.

Words’ worth

IFR 2166 14 January to 20 January 2017

You surely don’t need to be a literary critic to flourish in the high-grade bond market, but sometimes a close reading of the text really does help.

All Upfront

IFR Contributors

Keith Mullin

Are asset managers becoming systemically dangerous?

IFR 2166 14 January to 20 January 2017

SHOULD WE BE worried about the latent power of the US$76.7trn held in the asset management sector – 40% of global financial system assets – to wreak havoc on the world and unleash an unforeseen buyside catastrophe?


The infrastructure of a bond market crisis

IFR 2166 14 January to 20 January 2017

FINANCIAL COLUMNISTS ARE necessarily involved in prediction, even though forecasting markets is perhaps as reliable as astrology or clairvoyance. For longer time periods, financial market prediction is about as effective as forecasting the weather. But here’s one for you: the infrastructure finance market will be the source of the next global financial crisis. I can’t quite tell you when exactly, but it’s one long-range forecast I’m sure will come true.

Anthony Peters columnist format

Body talk

16 January 2017

If equity markets are the brains and debt markets are the lungs, then foreign exchange markets have to be the heart and circulation of the economy.