interest rates are simply the difference between nominal yields and inflation,
but the price index used to measure inflation can have a significant distorting
impact on investment decisions. The most appropriate price index to use is the
GDP deflator, but the most frequently used in practice are consumer price
indexes. In March 2012, a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers to the UK’s
Financial Services Authority recommended using the GDP deflator instead of the
Retail Price Index for projected rates of return on a variety of asset classes. On the basis of
lower economic growth projections and the change in deflator the FSA
subsequently significantly downgraded its projected real rates of return due to
become mandatory in April 2014
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