The Meltdown of the Financial Sector, Justified or a Bear Trap?

Financial markets were rolling over and the financial sector in particular seemed to be the target of stress. Due to the uneasiness of the markets we spent considerable time in understanding the market dynamics and the various reasons that are travelling through the investment community and hit the financial news headlines.

Are Insurance Linked Securities the missing piece?

We are living in a low interest environment for almost 5 years. Reviewing various factors it looks that short term rates most likely will remain below long-term average for some time and rates at the long end of the yield curve may have seen most of the uptick for some time. 

Nur der Mutige gewinnt

Die Zinsflaute hat definitiv auch ihre guten Seiten. Die Investmentbranche entwickelt neue Ideen, um in diesem Umfeld lukrative Investments anzubieten. Recht so. Krisen sind immer schon ein Hort der Innovationen gewesen. Nur müssen die Anleger sich auch trauen, diesen Neuerungen zu folgen.