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Prof. Dr. Fidelio Tata

Professor of Finance

Prof. Dr. Fidelio Tata is a leading financial market specialist with ~25 years of executive experience in derivatives marketing, institutional sales, risk management, global fixed-income research and bank advisory. From 2013 to 2017, Fidelio was a manager at zeb with focus on investment banking, capital markets and institutional business. He is currently teaching at the International School of Management in Berlin.

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Killing banks softly – Deflation is coming!

One of my favorite charts is showing the decoupling of the long-term risk-free interest rate in the U.S. versus the one in Europe (Graph 1). Until about half a year ago, rates moved in lockstep – then suddenly, U.S. rates pushed higher, while German Bond yields remained low. What happened was that the US dodged the bullet of deflation after the Fed’s massive quantitative easing program finally having gained traction. U.S. employment is picking up again and economic growth is moving higher. However, Europe, for the better part, remains plagued by mass-unemployment and low growth, with the economy on the brink of deflation.

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