Reserve managers have undergone a “revolution” of investment diversification, and their yield hunt is expected to continue, with Asia leading the way.
After the Fed's first rate hike of 2018, we asked economists and investment strategists how aggressive the pace of rate hikes can get and the implications for Asian assets.
With poor gender balance numbers at global institutions, the quality of decision-making could be compromised by the lack of different perspectives, said the survey's researchers.
Central bank heads could be replaced in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan in the coming three months. Whether the incumbents stay or not, all four face important policy challenges.
The burning question is: will the US Federal Reserve start reducing its balance sheet next week? Investment experts are divided.
Global investable reserves are to swell $300 billion by 2020, most of which is likely to go into active fixed income and stock index strategies, finds research by State Street Global Advisors.