Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, today launches the 2019 Global Outlook and Themes & Opportunities papers. This work outlines the key themes and trends expected to influence economic and market dynamics in 2019. The investment themes that institutional investors should consider include the ‘white waters’ of the late cycle; winds of change in market participation; tectonic frictions in the global world order; and increased focus on sustainable investing.
“While the global economy performed well in 2018, headwinds in the latter half of the year – like rising interest rates, continued tension and uncertainty around global trade, weakening global growth and slowing equity markets – will continue into the New Year and beyond,” said Jean-Philippe Provost, Senior Partner and Leader of Mercer’s Wealth Business in Canada. “Managing investment portfolios in an environment this complex requires a steady hand and expertise. We look forward to helping investors find their way through these headwinds and helping insulate their assets from the turbulence roiling the global economy.”
The 2019 Global Outlook paper can be found here.
The 2019 Global Themes and Opportunities paper can be found here.
Chance of ‘White Water’ turbulence
Winds of change in market participation: Central banks retrench from market involvement
Political fragmentation and trade tensions threaten globalisation
Increasing focus on sustainability
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