Riksbank uses external consultant for continued analysis work

News In mid-March, the Riksbank decided to purchase commercial paper and corporate bonds within the scope of the crisis measures taken to alleviate the consequences of the corona pandemic on the Swedish economy. The purchases aim to hold back interest rates in general and to improve market functioning, which should improve the credit supply to companies and the impact of monetary policy on the economy.

The Riksbank has decided to engage BlackRock Financial Market Advisory (FMA) for continued assistance with analysis of the corporate bond market. The assignment includes assistance in the design of the key terms and review of select areas of operationalization of the potential corporate bond purchase programme. It also includes discussions with monetary policy counterparties to the Riksbank. The assignment runs until August. The discussions will be held during July.

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Updated 01/07/2020