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iShares comments on BoE rate decision


Commenting on the Bank of England rate decision, Wei Li, Head of Investment Strategy, iShares EMEA says: “The Bank of England has delivered more than the already heightened market expectation, both in terms of size of the QE program expansion and the inclusion of corporate bonds in the program – and this showed in the way the market reacted. It is notable that they also kept the doors open for future actions. 

“In terms of what this development means for investors: in equities, on a relative basis large caps could outperform mid-and small-caps because they have more diversified revenue growth model in a weak Sterling environment. UK investors could consider leaving international exposures unhedged and international investors could consider hedging their UK exposures. From a fixed income perspective, limited supply and the newly announced 18-month corporate bond-buying programme could support UK credit.
“More broadly, we tend to see investors using ETFs to adjust their portfolios, to access markets and sectors quickly following announcements such as today’s. The flows will therefore be interesting to monitor over coming days.”

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