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'Quexit': Will it be a major event?

Four economists and investment chiefs discuss the impact on economies and markets when the unwinding of quantitative easing gets into full swing

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Central banks will unwind QE when they deem that it has been successful, and this success will be reflected in bond and asset prices, says Paul Sheard

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Appropriately done, the normalisation process should have minimal impact on real economy - but we are in unprecedented territory, says Ulrik Bie

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The coming tightening cycle in US rates offers a potentially golden opportunity for Asian currency- denominated credit markets and bonds, says Jesper Koll

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Asset prices are ignoring the gathering geopolitical storms, changes in monetary policy or possible economic slowdowns, says William Thomson

Roundtable participants:

  • Paul Sheard: executive vice-president and chief economist, S&P Global Ratings, New York
  • Ulrik Bie, chief economist for global macroeconomic analysis, Institute of International Finance (IIF), Washington,
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