Video: Focus on central banks and monetary policy – Alex Joiner
IFM’s Chief Economist, Alex Joiner, features in our Monthly Economic Update video discussing recent key developments in economies and markets globally.
This edition was recorded during the ongoing Melbourne lockdown, with Alex discussing global central banks and how their policies are shirting in response to the economic recovery. Whilst the US Federal Reserve and several other central banks are looking to taper their asset purchases, official interest rate rises remain unlikely in the near term. By contrast, the Australian Reserve Bank is more likely to embark on additional stimulus given the negative growth impacts of prolonged COVID-19 lockdowns.
About the author
Alex Joiner, PhD
Joined in 2016
Alex Joiner is Chief Economist at IFM Investors. He is responsible for the firm’s economic, financial market and geopolitical risk analysis that is key in IFM’s investment process. In this capacity he engages with IFM’s domestic and global clients on macro-investment trends and themes. He is a frequent commentator on economic and markets via traditional and social media and regularly speaks at public forums and conferences. He has over two decades of professional experience in economic and markets and prior to joining IFM was the Chief Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Australian & New Zealand) after being a senior economist at ANZ Bank. He holds a First Class honours degree in Economics and a PhD in Econometrics from Monash University. Alex is also committee member of the Australian Business Economists.