The Real Reason Real Rates Are So Low

Peter Warburton - 30 November 2017

Today, we are holding a breakfast seminar at the Innholders Hall in London to address The Real Reason Real Rates Are So Low.

Central bankers blame structural forces – excessive debt burdens, poor demographics and unequal income distributions, and so on – for the extraordinarily low levels of long-term real bond yields. They neglect to mention the contribution of their own experimental policies and the bold risk strategies that have grown up around them in the enchanted forest we call the global financial system. A sharper understanding of the market dynamics that have delivered very low real rates offers insights into likely difficulties encountered by the authorities as they seek to reverse policy accommodation.

There is no safe exit from unconventional monetary policy.

Read the full commentary of the event here.

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