PA Congress Insight: UK growth expansion down but a long way from out: RLAM’s Platt

Added 8th July 2016

Given the UK economy is in its seventh year of growth default rates rising is more media talk than reality in the bond areas that RLAM’s Jonathan Platt invests in.

Head of fixed income at RLAM Jonathan Platt is of the opinion that we are coming to the end of economic expansion in the UK but given interest rates are so low this is going to be a very long cycle so there is no reason for undue concern.

The exception, he suggests, is in the energy sector where he is seeing some defaults following the oil price falls at the end of last year.

What he does point out in this interview is that 2009 and the start of the growth period was a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity given how cheap valuations were.

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