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Emerging trends in central bank reserve management

Date: Thursday 14th October 2013
Time: 08:30 GMT

Reserve managers have faced the twin challenge of falling yields and increased risk from traditional reserve currency assets, threatening their investment tenets of ‘safety, liquidity and return'. How are they resolving this dilemma?
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A ‘scorecard' for the Fed's QE policy

Date: 19th September 2013
Time: 08:30am BST
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Portfolio Diversification for Central Banks: Are Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) a good idea?

Date: Wednesday 29 May, 2013
Time: 08:30am (BST)
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Does it matter what assets central banks hold?

Date: Thursday 6 June, 2013
Time: 08:30am (BST)
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Should central banks move from targeting monetary inflation to economic growth?

The next governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, believes central banks should re-examine their core inflation targeting mandates at a time when economies are stagnant and interest rates are at their zero lower-bound. Should central banks switch to economic targets?

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Throwing out the rulebook on eligible collateral

Fear has gripped financial markets during the past five years causing a dramatic shift away from unsecured to secured funding, with more than $12.5 trillion of collateral now tied up in financial transactions. This webinar will examine the changing dynamics in central bank secured funding, market-secured funding, OTC derivatives margining and CCPs. It will discuss collateral eligibility rules, optimisation strategies and how increasingly encumbered balance sheets are adding to woes in the unsecured funding markets.

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Should reserve managers invest more in emerging markets?

Trade with Brics and other developing economies is growing. At the same time, US dollar Treasury yields are near record lows and the security of sovereign debt in Europe is in question. Does this combination mean central bank reserve managers should invest a greater proportion of their assets in emerging-market currencies? If so, which currencies - and how?

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Is quantitative easing really helping?

A number of central banks around the world have introduced ‘quantitative easing' measures to stimulate their economies in the advent of the global financial crisis, with the Bank of England, for example, injecting another £50bn on February 9. They are doing this as they have little room to further lower benchmark interest rates. Does QE represent an essential policy stimulus to get the economy moving? Or is it a ticking time bomb that will lead to a return to runaway inflation?

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