Starting on 22 November in Geneva, this year’s Investment Outlook roadshow will tour in more than 10 different locations across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, featuring presentations by Co-CEO of Asset Management & Group CIO Michaël Lok, CIO of Private Banking Norman Villamin, Chief Economist Patrice Gautry, and several other experts.
Organised in partnership with Le Temps, the Geneva event, which was held in French, was moderated by the daily’s editor-in-chief, Stéphane Benoit-Godet. It took place on 22 November at 6 p.m. (CET) at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
In Zurich, UBP partnered with NZZ to organise a conference that took place in German and was facilitated by Daniel Hug, Head of the NZZ am Sonntag’s economic desk. The event took place on 28 November at 7 p.m. (CET) at the Widder Hotel.
Discover the themes of our roadshow
Among the topics covered are inflation & interest rates, debt dynamics, impact investing, US equities, healthcare innovation, oil and industrial metals, dollar strength, China, the trade war, Italy’s budget and Brexit.
Managing Risks in a Fragmented Global Economy
Entering 2018 investors brimmed with enthusiasm as global synchronised growth continued like in 2017, confirming that the world was finally moving on after the crisis. However, while financial markets remained attractive, monetary policy normalisation combined with near historically high equity valuations, near all-time low bond yields, and record tight credit spreads soon led investors to expect more modest performances and heightened volatility. Although markets promise to hold up in 2019, the landscape is starting to look patchy: we believe that desynchronisation between economies will be the dominant theme in the coming year.
The US remains ahead in the economic and monetary cycle, driving strength in the dollar. Europe has finally managed to break out of its post-crisis deflation, but the continent’s recovery is sluggish and its growth pattern fragmented. As for emerging markets, they have dislocated with Asia remaining on track, while Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East are all seeing sharp dispersion.
A brochure detailing the topics discussed at the conferences has been produced to provide additional insight.
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