Investor Insight - Spring 2020

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  • Covid-19 will weigh heavily on global growth in 2020, especially on consumption spending, the services side of the economy, and employment.
  • Governments, central bankers and regulators have implemented unprecedented policies in order to support the economy at this time and to limit the impact on employment and income.
  • Significant increases in government spending will result in much higher government debt in years to come, though central bank asset purchases will help to keep the cost of government borrowing low.
  • The economic impact will depend on how the health crisis evolves, and how long social distancing measures are in place.

Illustrative positioning relative to long-term neutral allocation

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