In the latest edition of Ahead of the Curve, Silvia Dall’Angelo, Senior Economist, provides a macroeconomic update and delves into three themes: inflationary concerns, notable divergences between advanced and emerging economies and where we stand on building back better from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The global economy is bouncing back quickly from a sharp collapse in the first half of last year. What we are seeing now, therefore, is to some extent the mirror image of developments in 2020.
Despite having increased somewhat over the last year, long-term inflation expectations are still low by historical standards.
The growing bifurcation between emerging and developed markets is a source of fragility for the recovery.
Fiscal measures targeting longer-term issues have been more elusive and there is therefore a risk of going back to a pre-Covid-19 macroeconomic scenario.
Silvia joined in October 2017 as Senior Economist. As an experienced global economist, she is responsible for providing macroeconomic analysis and commentary, non-standard macroeconomic modelling, and developing relationships with key central banks and monetary authorities. Silvia previously spent 10 years at Prologue Capital Ltd, latterly as a global economist responsible for the team’s macroeconomic view. She holds a Master of Science in Economic and Social Sciences, as well as a Bachelor’s in Economic and Social Sciences, from Bocconi University in Italy.
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At Federated Hermes we believe the investment industry can be a powerful force for good, building a fairer, more equitable world for all – and that active ownership and engagement is the best way to achieve this. In this, our second annual Stewardship Report, we provide an update on our efforts towards effective and outcomes-driven stewardship.
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In a briefing to investors, Walter Jehne, co-founder of NGO Regenerate Earth, argued that a focus on cutting emissions misses the point when it comes to understanding what a healthy biosphere could do to sequester carbon.