Global Matters Weekly – No Mr Bond(s), I expect you to fall
I recently went to see the latest James Bond film to watch Daniel Craig’s last appearance as the British superspy. It was Craig’s fifth outing since his introduction in 2006 and the latest release marked a rather explosive end of an era in the latest storyline of 007. In our slightly less glamorous world of investment management, might we be facing an end of an era moment too? Since 2010 inflation in G10 countries has averaged 1.5%, below the typical 2% central bank target. This year we have seen inflation move sharply higher and whilst much of the narrative has suggested these moves are transient in nature, events in the past few weeks have posed a valiant challenge to this view.