Introduction to Floating Rates

Introduction to Floating Rates

Peter Eisenhardt

30 years: Capital markets & investment banking

Peter explains what floating rates are and explains why the most important floating rates are in fact central bank policy rates.

Peter explains what floating rates are and explains why the most important floating rates are in fact central bank policy rates.

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Introduction to Floating Rates

10 mins 23 secs

Overview

Floating rates are interest rates that move up or down over time based on interest-rate benchmarks agreed between market counterparties or banks and their customers. Central banks use floating policy rates to conduct monetary policy and determine the flow of money into the economy.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand how floating rates are used

  • Learn why floating rates are useful

  • Learn why floating policy rates are important to central banks

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