Global Financial Stability Report, April 2012

(CC) IFSThe IMF has just published chapters 3 and 4 of the April 2012 Global Financial Stability Report, “The Quest for Lasting Stability”.

Chapter 3, titled “Safe Assets: Financial System Cornerstone?,” examines the various roles of safe assets, the effects of different regulatory, policy, market distortions, and potential future pressure points that may arise from these.

Chapter 4, “The Financial Impact of Longevity Risk”, highlights the potentially very large financial implications of longevity risk—that is, the risk that people may live longer than expected.

Access Chapter 3 here.

Access Chapter 4 here.