Financial Times – 7/18/14

July 18, 2014  |   Financial Times   |     |   0 Comment

Mr Kastner says Fed policy has driven investors into areas of the market and exuberance that typified the end of the last boom in 2007. But he worries that changes since then have exposed retail investors to greater excesses with credit derivative securities being packaged into exchange traded funds and how small investors are now able to invest in illiquid hedge fund strategies. He also contends that junk bonds and the bank debt market “is approaching bubble territory”.

Michael Kastner, principal at Halyard Asset Management, says the common refrain from retail and professional investors is the complaint that they need to do something with their cash.

Inflation is needed to calm asset bubbles