Fund selectors: Covid repercussions top economic risk in 2022

Natixis IM survey

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Supply chain disruptions among top causes for concern
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Supply chain disruptions among top causes for concern

The top risks facing global economies are supply chain disruptions, easing central bank policy and new Covid variants, according to a survey of international fund selectors carried out by Natixis Investment Managers.

The 436 global fund selectors expect to "battle a difficult market landscape" in 2022 as inflation hits 30-year highs, central banks across the globe withdraw stimulus, while client expectations "exceed realistic returns", the survey found. Between them, the fund selectors - based in 23 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe - manage a combined $12.6trn in client assets. Half of them are concerned about the impact of supply chain disruptions to the global economy, while 45% said less supportive central bank policy is a top economic risk. Global supply chain crisis t...

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