The shift we are seeing in markets feels momentous. Money has a cost again and there may be alternatives to equities. But does this simply represent a return to “normal” financial conditions after an extended period of ultra-low interest rates and well-behaved inflation? Or is there something uncharted about the territory ahead? As markets adjust and begin to stabilise, we think potential opportunities may emerge for investors in 2023.
Last year was challenging for Chinese equities, as the market was buffeted by Covid lockdowns and a struggling property sector. Investors will be hoping the upcoming Year of the Rabbit is more rewarding, as the macro storm clouds clear, business confidence returns, and key sectors look set to continue to benefit from the government’s drive to increase China’s self-sufficiency.
The shift we are seeing in markets feels momentous. But after an extended period of ultra-low interest rates and well-behaved inflation, does it simply represent a return to “normal” financial conditions – where money has a cost again and equities may not be the only option? As markets adjust and begin to stabilise, we think opportunities will emerge in 2023. Our experts explain more.
High-income bonds could be a beneficiary of an eventual steadying in inflation and core rates. In the third of four articles exploring ways that investors can reset bond allocations, we look ahead to potential opportunities that could emerge within high-yield corporates and emerging market debt.
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To stay focused on their goals, investors may need to reposition portfolios to factor in rising interest rates, shifting inflation expectations, and fluctuating exchange rates. Geopolitical turbulence is creating new flash points. Volatility is set to be a hallmark of the coming period, with countries and regions on different paths in terms of growth and monetary policy. Investors may struggle to find safe havens and, with only limited visibility of how markets will develop, expectations could be upended. But we are also confident this environment will create opportunities. Diversification is key – across public and private markets – and we have the ideas and expertise to help you navigate the complexity.
We think it’s time to disrupt traditional definitions of “disruption”. Once a story for the tech sector, disruption is now all-encompassing. And while technology and AI may be driving many of the changes, this new wave of disruption could shape every aspect our daily lives. The implications will be profound and exponential – and many of the themes arising from Covid-19 will likely be permanent fixtures.
Sustainable investing is at an inflection point. Interest in sustainability has turned into significant investments, and these inflows rightly come with increased expectations about impact and measurement. Investors are at different stages of their sustainability journey and have different ambitions. We’re focused on bringing sustainable investing into the real world, with a focus on pragmatic approaches and the pathways that support real progress.
China is changing. Its economic growth is increasingly driven by innovations in technology, data and science. Its capital markets are developing with a similar energy, on their way to becoming an integrated part of the global financial system. Understanding the country’s unique political context and strategy is essential to grasp the opportunities as an investor and participate in this unique investment story.
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