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Mercer Quarterly Market Environment

Mercer's Market Environment Report provides a detailed review of the capital market environment during the third quarter of 2016 and trends on the value of a wide range of assets. 

Macro environment

  • Global economy gained momentum
  • Emerging market economies gradually strengthen
  • US economic growth strengthens in the second half
  • Markets expect a more aggressive Fed
  • The dollar surged
  • The election and improving global growth
  • supported equities

Financial markets

  • US equities: High hopes for new administration
  • International equities perform well in local currency terms
  • Emerging markets fall on protectionism fears
  • Bonds suffered in a rising rate environment
  • High yield bonds outperformed equities in 2016
  • Local Currency EMD stumbled during Q4
  • Hedge Funds: Good quarter, eventful year
  • Liability driven investing
  • Equity factor performance
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