Published December 8, 2021
Despite the pervasive uncertainty around COVID-19, the global economy is recovering - and therefore, there are great opportunities for businesses to participate in that growth.
Many indicators suggest we’re returning to a more normalised market and more normalised growth. That’s exciting for the global economy.
The strength and direction of that growth is likely to be driven by three megatrends.
There is massive movement of capital into sustainability and making business greener. It's being driven by investors as well as regulators, and is going to continue gathering momentum over 2022.
At ANZ, we’re continuing to observe the rise of digital, and how it is changing the way business works. Our customers and many of our customers’ customers are increasingly accessing digital services.
With that comes great opportunity around automation and artificial intelligence. But importantly, it also comes with risks that come with it things like cybercrime.
Finally, geopolitical tension will continue to be a factor around the world, which will continue to impact regional supply chains. That’s a trend business will need to watch really closely and navigate effectively.
They're the three big things I expect to dominate 2022. At ANZ, we’re concentrating on helping our customers harness the opportunities, while also remaining conscious of the risks.x
After an unprecedented 2021, next year will be a critical one for global markets. The post-COVID landscape is one of rapid technological change, a transformational shakeup of global trading orthodoxy and an increasing focus on sustainable business.
At ANZ Institutional, we aim to help our customers put themselves in the best possible position to take advantage of these forces. Our subject-matter experts provide thought leadership in a range of complex areas from across more than 30 markets.
As 2022 looms, we are asking our experts about the factors they see shaping markets and industry – and the opportunities and challenges within. We’ll be sharing the responses with you over the coming weeks.
Mark Whelan is GE, Institutional at ANZ
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