Michael Lake

Investment Director, Fixed Income


Fixed Income

17FEB 2017

Take the Bank of England’s upgraded UK growth forecast with a pinch of salt

Can ultra-low UK savings rates boost the UK economy?



11FEB 2016

Fixed Income

Liquidity squeeze amplifies market swings

Fixed Income Investment Director Michael Lake believes that the market volatility since the start of the year is largely sentiment driven and has been exacerbated by a lack of liquidity.



11DEC 2015

Fixed Income

What happens once interest rates lift off?

Expectations that the Federal Reserve (Fed) will raise interest rates have increased markedly following the October Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, but what does this mean for bond investors?


28OCT 2015

Fixed Income

Will interest rates “neutralise” in our lifetimes?

The Federal Reserve’s (Fed) decision to delay raising interest rates in the wake of fears over the health of China’s economy highlights the conundrum facing central bankers, so when will interest rates rise and will I be dead before rates match GDP growth rates (“neutralise”) again?