HSBC Private Bank backs inflation hedges

12 Mar 2010

The private bank’s Asia head of investment strategy, Arjuna Mahendran, notes that while inflation at the consumer price level is yet to become a global phenomenon, he is advising clients to build long-term hedges into their portfolios.

Although inflation at the consumer price level is rising in some emerging markets, it has still not become a widespread global phenomenon.

Recent comments by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke underscore the need for vigilance on the part of G7 central banks to see that their economies do ...

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