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S&P says QE has few benefits for pension schemes

PW photoAs economic developments in Europe are causing funding conditions of corporate defined benefit (DB) pension plans to deteriorate, senior director and head of corporate research for Standard & Poor’s, Paul Watters, writes for FTSE Global Markets about the less-than-expected impact of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Quantitate Easing (QE) program. Furthermore, he goes on to say that there is even a risk that QE will achieve nothing more than promoting stagflation in the euro area, and with inflation rising we could see a bad situation made even worse.

 To read the full article, please click here and turn to p19.

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