Commenting on today’s interest rate decision by the Bank of England, Melanie Baker, senior economist at Royal London Asset Management, said:
“The Bank of England again signalled that households should expect a rate rise, not rate cut, in the next year or so. UK activity data has been mixed and Brexit-affected; measures of underlying domestic inflationary pressure don’t paint a consistent picture. Alongside Brexit uncertainty, this gives them a good excuse to stay on hold for now. However, if they turn out to be right on the economy, the clear signal from the MPC today was that the policy interest rate will need to rise above 0.75%.”
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Established in 1988, Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) is one of the UK's leading fund management companies, providing investment management solutions to both wholesale and institutional clients such as not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and the insurance sector.
RLAM manages £114 billion of assets and employs 92 investment professionals as at end December 2018. It invests in all major asset classes including UK and overseas equities, government bonds, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, property and cash.
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