Jonathan Rogers graduated from Oxford University in 1986 where he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics. That year he joined Nomura International , attending the company’s graduate trainee programme at Nomura Securities’ headquarters in Tokyo. He worked as an institutional bond salesman for Nomura in London for five years, covering central banks and institutions in Scandinavia. He subsequently worked on the institutional sales desk at Long Term Credit Bank of Japan in London before moving on to the derivatives and structured note desk at First National Bank of Chicago in London. Jonathan joined IFR Asia in 2003 as syndicated loans editor and subsequently became debt capital markets editor in 2005. He is currently IFR Asia’s chief analyst, credit.
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I’m writing this on a Swiss train en route from Zurich to Cologne after a relaxing few days with an old friend who has retired to his home town after decades as a private banker in Asia.
SOMETHING RATHER ODD is happening in the money markets. Libor is through the roof. It’s supposed to be a temporary spike based on US money market funds avoiding pending regulation, but I wonder.
Brexit lunacy will help spread negative government bond yields across the globe, says Jonathan Rogers.