• Themes - Investor Desk


    The 4 key themes for 2023

    • The peak in central bank rates

    The outlook for worldwide development in 2023 has been significantly downgraded as a result of the effects of rising rates and inflation in 2022. According to IMF projections, global growth will be 2.7%, but advanced economies will only increase by 1.1%. This would be the world’s least favourable result since 2001, excluding the global financial crisis and the start of COVID. Many market economists have more pessimistic growth projections, and recessions are generally anticipated in the UK and Europe.

    Due to there being substantial downside and upside risks to current market valuations and consensus rate projections, investors will have a difficult time navigating central bank policy uncertainty in the coming year. The prognosis for inflation, where forecasting errors have hit record levels, is one of the biggest risks, just like in 2022. Although it’s not difficult to imagine headline measures declining from their high levels of 8% or more by the end of the year, inflation is still generally anticipated to stay above central bank goal levels. Widely accepted theories regarding a cycle pause emphasize central bankers’ comfort with the trajectory over the amount of inflation.

    Australia’s largest companies

    The main idea is to invest in significant Australian companies with promising futures in business and stable financials. a focus on finding well-established large-cap companies that can endure in an environment of fluctuating demand and supply, sustain competition from other participants in the market, and keep up with technological advancements. The goal is to find chances for long-term, sustainable growth and consistent revenue. The theme searches for chances in several industries.

    The Internet of Things

    Despite the fact that large companies have long invested heavily in IoT technology, small and medium-sized companies will benefit most from the most recent IoT maturity surge. Even if they lack the resources to perform customized installations, they may still engage in user-friendly IoT solutions. Given that private equity (PE) companies frequently invest in midsize businesses, they should take another look at the IoT as a sector that could contribute significantly to value creation. This paper will give an overview of the IoT market’s growth, its main applications, and the IoT technology stack in order to achieve that goal. These observations may then be transformed into financial benefits for PE funds interested in participating in the IoT as investors, owners, or partners.

    Future in AI

    Given that it provided users new tools to use data to quickly react to changing environments as soon as new data comes in, artificial intelligence (AI) has experienced amazing growth in the last five years. As more and more machines replace human employees, the use of AI will continue to grow in the twenty-first century. The plan is centered on investing in new AI players and current players who are repositioning themselves in light of AI. Identify and evaluate upcoming developments in AI, their effects, and the businesses developing them. Macro Strategy searches for expanding AI-related businesses globally.

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