Milliman Market Monitor London - 31 March 2019

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By Neil Dissanayake, Peter Lin | 11 April 2019
European equity markets maintained their positive momentum in March, on the back of continued monetary policy easing from central banks and a better US-China trade relationship, despite growing uncertainty around Brexit. Equity markets across the globe also finished March with positive gains. Sterling corporate bonds outperformed global corporates by 1% and finished March up by 2.6%. GBP interest rates decreased at all terms in March. CPI price inflation increased by 10 basis points to 1.9% in February. Volatility across developed markets slightly increased in March after the February lows levels. Realised volatilities in the US and Europe are now slightly above 10%, still below their long-term average levels.

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