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EssentialMake or Break: Geopolitics

London Calling: What Will Break Next?

Featuring George Whitehead and Larry McDonald

Oct 10, 2022 • 32 minutes

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Make or Break: Geopolitics

London Calling: What Will Break Next?

One of the best-connected bond traders in the world explains what happened in the U.K. and why it's important.

Featuring George Whitehead and Larry McDonald

Oct 10, 2022 • 32 minutes

Central banks, with a few notable exceptions, are hitting markets with a brutal combination of interest-rate hikes and balance-sheet reduction to fight inflation. But, as the recent mini-crisis in the U.K. makes clear, there will be unintended consequences. George Whitehead of Astor Ridge – “one of the top sell-side gilt traders in the world” – joins guest host Larry McDonald of Bear Traps Report to talk about the historic price action we’ve witnessed in the global bond market during the past several weeks. As Larry notes, George saw early signs of a potential meltdown in U.K. pension funds two weeks before the Bank of England was forced to pivot from its own hawkish path. The problem monetary policymakers face is that inflation is coming or will come down – but slowly. This tightening of financial conditions is happening very fast. Something is going to break. But will it be the economy? Or will central banks relent? Recorded on October 6, 2022. Show More

What happens in the coming months will define the global economy for years to come. Real Vision's Make or Break series helps you understand the key drivers with a crucial emphasis on geopolitics. Our experts and analysts show you how shifts in the global order are redefining global markets and how the mighty dollar may chokehold emerging markets.

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What happens in the coming months will define the global economy for years to come. Real Vision's Make or Break series helps you understand the key drivers with a crucial emphasis on geopolitics. Our experts and analysts show you how shifts in the global order are redefining global markets and how the mighty dollar may chokehold emerging markets.

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