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Market Insights  •  Oct 31, 2019

Fed Cuts Again, but is a Pause on the Horizon? 

Global Liquidity Team
The FOMC lowered the target rate by 0.25% on October 30th, its third rate decrease of the year. However, it appears likely that the Fed will pause and make no further rate adjustments until a “material change” in economic data dictates a change in policy.

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Market Insights  •  Oct 30, 2019

Fed Cuts Rates by 0.25% at October Meeting 

Global Liquidity Team
The FOMC cut rates at its October meeting, driven by global developments and muted inflation. Chairman Powell noted the current federal funds target rate is likely to remain appropriate as long as there is no material reassessment to the Fed’s economic outlook.

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Podcast  •  Oct 05, 2019

Global Liquidity Solutions Corporate Treasury Update 

Global Liquidity Team
The Global Liquidity Solutions Team joins Strategic Treasurer’s Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury podcast series to examine the major shifts in technology and implications for treasury investors.

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Market  •  Sep 30, 2019

Federal Reserve Cuts Again While the ECB Restarts QE 

Global Liquidity Team
U.S. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell cut rates in September, consistent with his policy commitment to “sustain the economic expansion.” Similarly, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi reduced the deposit rate and initiated a 20 billion euro per month stimulus package, based on concerns stemming from global trade tensions and Brexit fallout.

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Market Insights  •  Sep 18, 2019

Fed Cuts Rates by 0.25% at September Meeting  

Global Liquidity Team
While the FOMC lowered the range for the federal funds rate by 0.25% during its September meeting, Fed members were divided on the rate outlook and appropriate policy path going forward.

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Market  •  Sep 03, 2019

Our Liquidity Solutions Team’s Competitive Advantages 

Global Liquidity Team
Managing cash is becoming increasingly complex. Our Global Liquidity Solutions is uniquely positioned to help you navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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Market  •  Aug 31, 2019

Yields Decline As Investors Prepare For Lower Rates 

Global Liquidity Team
Against a backdrop of muted inflation pressures and escalating U.S.-China trade tensions, investors fled to government securities in August as central banks prepared for additional rate cuts to support a slowing global economy.

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Market  •  Jul 31, 2019

As Global Growth Slows, Central Banks Look to Ease 

Global Liquidity Team
Given weakening global growth and muted inflation pressures, central banks prepare more accommodative policy measures.

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Market Insights  •  Jun 30, 2019

Central Banks Remain On Hold But Prepared for Accommodative Policy 

Global Liquidity Team
Major central banks left rates unchanged in June but noted they would act appropriately if economic conditions continued to weaken.

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Market Insights  •  May 31, 2019

Trade Tensions Lead to Market Volatility 

Global Liquidity Team
Fearing U.S.-China and U.S.-Mexico trade tensions could weaken global growth, investors fled to U.S. treasuries in May.

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Market Insights  •  May 03, 2019

Key Takeaways from the May FOMC Meeting 

Global Liquidity Team
Citing muted inflation pressures, the FOMC kept the federal funds rate unchanged at 2.25%-2.50%.

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Market Insights  •  Apr 30, 2019

Central Banks Remain On Hold 

Global Liquidity Team
During their most recent meetings, the Fed and ECB kept their main policy rates unchanged as the central banks await more definitive data on the direction of the global economy.

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Market Insights  •  Mar 31, 2019

Bowing to Global Economic Pressures, Central Banks Promote Accommodative Policy 

Global Liquidity Team
In March, the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank announced accommodative monetary policy decisions focused on supporting a slowing global economy.

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Market Insights  •  Mar 20, 2019

Key Takeaways from the March FOMC Meeting 

Global Liquidity Team
While the FOMC kept the range for the federal funds rate unchanged at 2.25%-2.50%, their forward-looking statements were more dovish than expected.

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Market Insights  •  Feb 28, 2019

Looking Ahead, The Fed Endorses Patient Policy 

Global Liquidity Team
Powell emphasized labor force participation gains and the wage growth of unskilled workers as signs of a growing economy.

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Market Insights  •  Jan 31, 2019

FOMC Keeps Rates Unchanged, While Brexit Concerns Result In The BOE To Do The Same 

Global Liquidity Team
In a move that disappointed investors, the FOMC gave no forward guidance on the future of the economy where monetary policy is concerned.

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Sustainability Council  •  Jan 14, 2019

About the Investment Management Sustainability Council 

The IM Sustainable Investing Council drives IM’s global effort by promoting an overall framework for integrating ESG and ESG standards into IM’s investment processes, product development, measurement, education, client engagement and reporting.

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Market Insights  •  Dec 31, 2018

FOMC Increases Rates by 0.25%, while ECB and BoE Keep Rates on Hold 

Global Liquidity Team
In a move widely expected by the markets, the FOMC increased the fed funds rate by 0.25% at its December meeting.

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Market Insights  •  Dec 19, 2018

Key Takeaways From the Fed’s December Rate Hike 

Global Liquidity Team
In a move widely expected by the markets, the Federal Open Market Committee increased the federal funds rate by 0.25% at its December meeting.

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Market Insights  •  Nov 30, 2018

Market Volatility Continues Leading up to Rate Hike 

Global Liquidity Team
The month of November was another turbulent month in the markets, with continued volatility and uncertainty around future Fed rate hikes and global growth as 2019 approaches.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Jun 11, 2018

Sustainable Signals 

In a survey of institutional investors, 70% said they are integrating sustainable investing into their investment process, signaling just how quickly the ESG imperative is catching on.

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