Wednesday webinar at one: Richard Cookson: The Bank of Japan’s Policy Shift - Everything or Nothing?

Wednesday 25 October 2023 | 13:00 - 13:40 | Webinar

This event has been organised by CFA UK's Fixed Income Special Interest Group

The Bank of Japan's historical stance on negative policy rates has set it apart from many other central banks, making it one of the last upholders of negative rates. As the bank begins to shift its policy to better align with its peers, several significant implications can be expected.

Japan has a high level of wealth and an aging population which has created the largest retirement savings pool in the world, where more than half of which is currently invested overseas. Therefore, a shift in Japan's policy will have significant implications across the world. 

In this webinar, Richard Cookson known for his "risk and reward" mindset, will delve into the Bank of Japan's recent policy changes, address the significance of this shift and what it means for investors. 

Richard will also:

  • Help you better understand the interlinkages between central banks’ monetary policies
  • Explore the potential for spillover effects in western economies and the potential threat to dollar hegemony. 


Registration: 12:55

Event: 13:00 - 13:40


Richard Cookson

Richard Cookson has been Head of Research and Portfolio Manager at Rubicon Fund Management; a macro hedge fund, Global Chief Investment Officer at Citi Private Bank, Head of Asset-Allocation Research at HSBC and, in the distant past, founder of The Economist’s Buttonwood column.

Richard has many years’ experience speaking about, analysing and managing money in the intersection between macroeconomic trends, global asset prices and risk, and currently writes extensively for Bloomberg.      

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