Global Investment Views - December 2022
Monday 28 November 2022
Research / Market
Global Investment Views - December 2022 - CIO Views
Markets have seen some relief in a year that overall is likely to be remembered as among the most challenging for investors...
ESG Thema #10 - There is no place like Earth: How investors can address biodiversity loss
Biodiversity, or the term used to describe all living organisms and ecosystems of which they are part, is declining at an alarming rate with now 1 million (out of an estimated 8 million) plant and animal species being threatened with extinction.
Hawkish surprise from the ECB
At its December meeting, the ECB hiked rates by 50bp, to 2.0% (deposit rate). The Bank delivered a very hawkish statement.
Fed: Staying the course until the job is done
On 14 December, the Federal Reserve (Fed) hiked the Fed Funds Rate by 50bp to 4.25-4.50%, a step down after four consecutive 75bp rate hikes. This takes the Fed Funds Rate further into restrictive territory.