The FT Festival of Finance, Friday July 1st at the HAC in London. Win a ticket!

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Bond Vigilantes blog.  When we started it back in 2006, rates in the UK had just risen to 4.75%, the US housing market had seen price rises of between 5% and 12% for more than 6 years in a row, and Twitter was a just few months old.   Nottingham Forest finished 4th in the Championship, and the Scissor Sisters were number one in the charts with “I Don’t feel Like Dancin’”.  As part of what will be a lengthy birthday celebration, potentially stretching into 2017, Bond Vigilantes is delighted to be Festival Partner at the FT’s Festival of Finance.

We’ve been attending this brilliant event for the past couple of years (when it was called Camp Alphaville), and therefore can wholeheartedly recommend that you come along too.  Set in the grounds of the HAC in the City, it’s your chance to watch and take part in scores of discussions on topics such as the end of free internet, tax inversion, football finance, the cashless society, and capital controls.  Guest speakers include Peter Praet (ECB), Andy Haldane (BoE) and our very own Richard Woolnough.

A few of the M&G bond team will be there, so come to the coffee stand for a chat.  All proceeds from coffee sales over the day will go to Alzheimer’s Research UK

If you haven’t got a ticket yet, then Bond Vigilantes have a special discount code for you.  Follow this link and enter the code BV10TH to receive 20% off your ticket price. This competition is closed.

We also have one ticket to give away to a lucky winner.  This golden ticket will go to whoever guesses (predicts?) correctly the 10 year bund yield at midday, UK time, on Friday 24th June (the day after the Brexit vote).  I’ll use the Bloomberg generic bund yield GDBR10 rounded to 2 decimal places (i.e. currently 0.06%).  Email your prediction here. Good luck.

18+. UK residents only. No employees. Exclusions apply. Closes 24/6/16. One prize available. This competition is closed

The results are in

The 10 year bund yield at midday, UK time, on Friday 24th June was -0.11%. The nearest estimate was from Thomas Sanders, who predicted -0.09%. Congratulations to Thomas – your prize of a ticket to the FT Festival of Finance is on its way out to you.

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Jim Leaviss

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