Investment Insights October 2023

The global markets faced another volatile quarter, with both equities and fixed income declining primarily due to expectations surrounding interest rates. The slowdown in the Chinese economy is having a material impact on the Asia region and global financial markets.

Mercer’s Investment Portfolio Manager James Wilson shares insights from Mercer’s global network of investment experts covering:

  • What factors impacted investments during quarter three.
  • The slowdown in the Chinese economy and the impacts that is having on local and global financial markets.
  • Key trends we anticipate for the remainder of the year and the outlook for 2024.

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Mercer’s team of experts based in 44 countries around the globe, including New Zealand, monitor global and local events and bring you the latest updates.  We also produce an investment report each month covering the Mercer KiwiSaver scheme, Mercer Super Trust and Mercer FlexiSaver, which includes returns for each of the seven investment options. You can find the latest information here.

30 October 2023