Craig Swanger

Craig Swanger

Senior Economist

Craig joined FIIG in August 2013 as Head of Markets with more than 19 years’ experience across financial and consulting industries. In November 2014 he moved to the role of ‘thought leadership’ with a mandate to broaden the discussion and understanding of the fixed income asset class in Australia.

Prior to joining FIIG Craig had a 15 year career at Macquarie Bank where his roles included Head of Macquarie Global Investments, CEO of Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management and most recently Chief Investment Officer and Head of Innovation. Craig also spent time at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting and KPMG.

Opinion

China’s debt deadline is looming large

China’s debt to GDP ratios are rapidly passing those of more mature western economies with an increasing number of regulators and economists sounding the alarm of a looming crisis. In previous seminars and articles, we have labelled this as the greatest risk for Australian investors. We upgrade the probability of a hard landing

Opinion

Global inflation at lowest level since 2009

G20 inflation has reached its lowest point since the 2009 June quarter. Economists are “puzzled” by this and it is causing many central banks to delay plans to remove post crisis stimulus measures. Readers of The Wire won’t be puzzled though as we continue our notes on the Amazon Inflation Index

Opinion

AUD hits 80c - what's next?

In a volatile few weeks, the AUD/USD rate broke through 80 cents for the first time since December 2014. The reasons for this are a fall in the USD against most currencies and rising expectations around the Australian economy’s outlook. Here we give our currency outlook given these perceptions

Opinion

What is happening to US inflation?

US inflation continues to surprise economists as it falters on the road back to 2% per annum. “Amazon Inflation” is part of the story, but not all of it – we look at what is happening and the implications

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