28: Quantitative tightening: What’s it all about?

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Analogy #1: If you laid out in $1 bills the amount that has been bought by central banks over the last ten years, you would end up covering an area around five times the size of Wales.

Ahead of the European Central Bank and Federal Reserve meetings happening later this month, we invited Chris and Ben to the podcast to discuss central banks’ reversal of their quantitative easing programmes – a process also known as quantitative tightening – and the impact it’s had on markets. They talk us through the monetary policy in practice and highlight the slightly different ways the LGIM investment teams see the situation.

Ben Bennett, Head of Investment Strategy and Research
Chris Jeffery, Strategist, Asset Allocation
Mark Chappel, Senior Investment Writer

Read Chris and Ben’s latest thinking here:

http://www.lgim.com/uk/en/insights/our-thinking/

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