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Finextra: One-third of central banks plan to invest in new markets and asset classes


Seeking better returns in a low-yield environment, central banks are undertaking a “gradual but definite expansion” of investment and trading activity beyond their conventional boundaries, says a new report published by BNY Mellon in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School. The report, conducted as part of a Group Consulting Project by four Master of Finance (MFin) students at Cambridge Judge, also found that 39 per cent of central bank respondents already invest in equities; one third currently undertake securities lending; and 61 per cent confirmed active participation in short-term repurchase agreement (“repo” markets) for government securities, with 39 per cent investing in time deposits.

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