Some important developments occurred in the fourth quarter of 2021. During the Verus 1st Quarter 2022 Investment Landscape webinar, we discussed:
- Relatively strong economic conditions around the world, and strong risk asset performance, despite the extremely quick spread of the Omicron variant and renewed government restrictions
- Economic imbalances resulting from the pandemic which have become front-and-center for business leaders, as the U.S. faces an unprecedented labor shortage, widespread supply chain issues, and rising input costs
- High inflation and the Federal Reserve’s pivot towards tighter monetary policy
We invite you to read more on these topics in our full 1st Quarter 2022 Investment Landscape, or by listening to the webinar recording by accessing the following links:
As investors entered 2022, they were confronted with a variety of unique challenges, including stubbornly high inflation, a more hawkish Federal Reserve, and tumultuous markets. In the spirit of the new year, we invite you to review our “Looking Back, Looking Forward” annual summary which can be accessed here.