UK Market Update as at 30 June 2010
The UK Market Update is Deloitte's semi-annual publication looking at activity in investment markets. This latest edition provides an update of investment market movements in the last five years and of economic conditions as at June 2010, for the UK economy.
Since our last market update, issued in December 2009, equity markets have fallen and equity implied volatilities increased. The Bank of England base rate remains at 0.5% and this has kept short term gilt yields low. At medium durations, the yield curve has decreased with yields nearing 4.5% between terms 12 and 25 years compared to 5% at December 2009. At long durations, the yields have remained constant compared to December 2009.
In this publication, our market analysis focuses on equity and bond markets and their impact on an insurer’s balance sheet.
To read the full report, please download UK Market Update as at 30 June 2010 (PDF, 381 KB)