It’s been a busy month for central bank interest rate decisions, but while the European Central Bank, the Bank of Canada and Swiss National Bank have chosen to cut rates, the Federal Reserve is still pondering the timing of its next move. Swaha Pattanaik and Monica Defend, Head of Amundi Investment Institute, catch-up to discuss the latest indications from policymakers, particularly following this week’s ECB Sintra Forum. They also look at how much domestic politics have been driving financial markets following the results of the elections in Europe, and as we wait the final outcome in France and the UK.  

As approaches to monetary policy continue to divergence on each side of the Atlantic and the geopolitical environments remain uncertain, they examine how all these events feed through into our investment convictions. Discover our main views on the different asset classes and regions and the key themes to look out for this month.


RC - Author - DEFEND Monica
Head of Amundi Investment Institute & Chief Strategist