NEGATIVE YIELDING DEBT IN EUROPE

24.09.2020
BY KATE MILLER, PARTNER & HEAD OF INSTITUTIONAL BUSINESS AND SHADRACK KWASA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Revisiting Investment options for insurers holding negative yielding debt

In 2019 we identified strategies that insurers should consider given the prevailing negative rates environment in Europe. Following the COVID-19 crisis in early 2020, there has been unprecedented monetary and fiscal support to prop up European economies. The macroeconomic environment has changed significantly since the end of 2019. We are likely to see negative rates for longer than previously expected, as the ECB attempts to encourage economic activity, control inflation and allow both companies and individuals to weather the COVID-19 induced crisis.

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