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Why the low-rate environment should be of interest to investors

It has thrown up various challenges including lack of yield to cover future income needs and the threat of future inflation and rate rises

Pension funds and insurers must often juggle between managing liabilities and making enough returns on assets to pay for liabilities as they come due.

ON Aug 27, 2020, US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell announced a significant policy shift that will allow inflation to overshoot the 2 per cent target. Historically, rates were raised to keep inflation in check. The change in policy stance reflects the Fed's concern that persistently low...

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