2020 ended with an inoculated bang. Despite renewed lockdowns in Europe and rising COVID-19 infections globally, risk assets continued their march upwards. This was amid hopes for reflation, better growth and higher earnings, supported by a backdrop of more fiscal stimulus in the US, a Brexit deal and the beginnings of vaccine rollouts.
With the fallout of the events of last year still hanging over the world, the beginning of the new decade has not been up to the standard anyone was expecting. With global social unrest and the priorities of humans across the world being re-evaluated, how will this affect global finance and investment?