Inflation matters

08 January 2018

Inflation is and has been a topic front of mind for many investors across different asset classes globally. Given its link to economic growth, it is a key factor when determining longer term investment decisions, such as asset allocation. It is also particularly important for fixed income investors where bond yields are directly linked to inflation. 

Inflation was one of the key topics of our most recent Strategic Forum, and in this series of research papers, we provide further insight into how we analyse inflation and how we see the outlook for inflation going forward. We begin by examining what really causes inflation. Gaining a fundamental understanding of this underpins further analysis of inflation and guides investors to ask the right questions in order to design more effective investment strategies. 

You can download the series below.

Macquarie Fixed Income Inflation Series - Assessing inflation

Macquarie Fixed Income Inflation Series - A framework to assess inflation

Macquarie Fixed Income Inflation Series - Structural inflation

Macquarie Fixed Income Inflation Series - Cyclical inflation

Macquarie Fixed Income Inflation Series - Addressing a few common concerns

Macquarie Fixed Income Inflation Series - Applying the inflation assessment framework and generating an inflation outlook