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Global Investment Outlook 2022

Global Investment Outlook

INTRODUCTION

Around the end of the 1960s, there was a significant turning point in the US economy; the share of services in the country’s gross domestic product exceeded the share of goods. In other words, the US moved from being a manufacturing economy to being a services-based one. In the early 1990s, the growing use of computers and the internet accelerated that change.

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Foreword


Alain Marckus

“We may have gone further than usual this year in our Global Investment Outlook, but more than ever we are especially excited about the road ahead for the local MENA markets, with a special focus on UAE stocks.”

Alain Marckus, Head of Asset Management
From regional, to global investment expertise

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Samira Zakour

“The world acknowledged that the UAE is one of the best places on earth to be during the pandemic and was reminded of its importance as a global wealth center.”

Samira Zakour, Head of Global Private Banking and Key Client Group
Delivering regional excellence in client advisory services

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MENA Equities Outlook

MENA Equities Outlook

In 2021, MENA equities as a class delivered a strong performance compared to global indices, and that is likely to continue this year as the countries in the region have changed rules creating liquidity and increasing the attractiveness of local stocks for international investors.


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MENA Fixed Income Outlook

MENA Fixed Income Outlook

Successful vaccine rollouts, a faster reopening, increasing oil output and higher prices will continue to contribute to MENA’s economic growth and fiscal rebalancing, which bodes well for regional fixed income markets as they continue to expand and develop.


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Emerging Markets Outlook


EM Bonds Outlook

EM Bonds Outlook

With Asia set to reopen and the US dollar potentially reaching its apex along with the tightening cycle for many western emerging market central banks, the local EM currency bonds could become a very attractive proposition late this year.

EM Equities Outlook

EM Equities Outlook

Global allocators should probably always expect EM equities to trade at a large discount to developed country equities. They were trading at a larger than usual discount towards the end of 2021, but that discount may remain deeper as central banks in emerging markets and structural issues are resolved this year.

Africa FX

Africa FX

The Nigerian naira and the Zambian kwacha are likely to attract global investor attention this year, but their paths may differ.

Global Real Estate Outlook

Global Real Estate Outlook

The period since the pandemic presented a series of unprecedented challenges to the real estate sector. As a result, certain sectors have outperformed, and that divergence is likely to continue for several quarters.

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Global Investment Outlook Q1: Oil & Africa

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Global Investment Outlook Q1: Macro Overview
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