19 September 2019

Bank of England on hold - not frozen

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Melanie Baker
Melanie Baker

Senior Economist


Commenting on the Bank of England’s decision to keep interest rates on hold, Melanie Baker, senior economist at Royal London Asset Management, said:

“In contrast to central banks in the US and euro area, the Bank of England continue to keep interest rates on hold. But this pre-Brexit inaction should not be mistaken for a policy freeze.

“Despite global and domestic economic developments in recent months, it is not surprising that the Bank of England decided to be cautious.

“There was at least a hint though of a change in policy stance should a further period of Brexit uncertainty drag on demand growth and inflationary pressure.”

About Royal London Asset Management (RLAM):

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 £148 billion of assets and employs 121 investment professionals as at 31 December 2020. 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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