BRAVING THE ELEMENTS – SURFING THE LATE CYCLE

As the 10-year anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis came and went, 2018 saw the return of volatility in global asset markets. Trade tensions between the US and China, tightening monetary conditions (led by the US) and signals from both investment markets and the real economy of slowing global growth have resulted in increased uncertainty, equity market corrections and lower investor confidence. We expect 2019 to be a continuation of this move toward a more normal investment environment, with potential for higher interest rates, rising inflation and further volatility spikes. In this environment we see that our clients could benefit from keeping it simple and going back to the basic elements of investing: asset allocation, risk management, operational efficiency and sustainability.

Mercer's "2019 Themes and Opportunities" series highlights the potential of unrewarded risks present in the market and also looks at how global economies and market participants' behavior in the 10 years since the financial crisis have changed and are impacting markets and creating opportunities. We highlight the ever-growing trend toward sustainable investing, which is now becoming standard.

Our Global Investment Forums 2019 will develop these themes alongside general and investor-specific risks inherent in the current investment environment, but also the opportunities that exist to help position portfolios for the short term and into the future.

We look forward to seeing you at the Forums.

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Mercer's Global Investment Forums give you exposure to a global platform where topical ideas and insights are exchanged. Come away with practical knowledge and information to help you achieve your investment and risk management objectives.

LEARN

Mercer's Global Investment Forums give you exposure to a global platform where topical ideas and insights are exchanged. Come away with practical knowledge and information to help you achieve your investment and risk management objectives.

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Mercer's Global Investment Forums bring together institutional investors, investment managers and senior Mercer investment specialists from around the world. The Forums have become one of the most anticipated events in the industry.

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The Forums use top-of-the-line conference technology, such as custom app, to facilitate communication and dissemination of information among attendees during and after the Forums.

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2018 Event highlights

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Members of some professional bodies may be able to claim continuing professional development credits for attending this event

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