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Jarrod Kerr - Chief Economist at Kiwibank
Jarrod has a passion for the environment, financial markets, and everything economics. Although born and schooled in New Zealand, he cut his teeth in US, Swiss, and Australian banks, and has spent his entire career overseas. Jarrod started off as an economist at JP Morgan in Sydney. He then moved into financial markets as an interest rate strategist for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, before moving to Credit Suisse in Singapore as Head of Australian and New Zealand fixed income and economic research. After 16 years abroad, Jarrod returned home to the mighty Kiwibank in 2018.
Jarrod Kerr Career History
2018 – Kiwibank Chief Economist
2013 - 2018 - Director, Interest Rate Strategy, Commonwealth Bank (Global Markets), Sydney
2010 – 2013 - Director, Interest Rate Strategy and Economics, Credit Suisse, Singapore
2008 – 2010 - Director, Fixed Income Strategy, Commonwealth Bank (Global Markets), Sydney
2004 – 2008 – Economist, JPMorgan Chase, Sydney
2002 – 2004 - Research Manager, Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific, Sydney
2000 – 2001 - Associate Lecturer, Massey University, Auckland
2001 Master of Business Studies, Financial Economics, Massey University, New Zealand
1999 Bachelor of Applied Economics (Honors), Massey University, New Zealand
Business Unusual, the economy in a Covid world. A focus on housing.
Record low rates supported by copious amounts of Quantitative Easing (QE). And negative rates are a risk.
Financial markets, globally, have been pacified by copious amounts of QE. And fiscal policy has joined the fray. Few do it better than NZ.
Extraordinary measures are designed to boost asset values, including equities. But the risks remain heavily titled to the downside.
We lower our interest rate forecasts and tweak our currency call. We expect the RBNZ to eventually double their QE program. And term lending to banks is the next (best) policy off the shelf.
Jarrod will discuss the short to medium term impact of the global pandemic, and the opportunities that have arisen.
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