Global Macroeconomic Outlook: 2023 Q1 Update
Key Macro Themes
In this first-quarter update to our global macroeconomic outlook, developed in partnership with Oxford Economics, 2023 dawns in the shadow of slowing global growth and rising inflation over the course of the last year. We contend that the economic outlook for this year is being shaped by three main forces:
- U.S. excess demand and the associated tightening of monetary policy
- The impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on Europe and its energy prices
- The susceptibility of China’s policy-driven growth model
We suspect that these forces could lead to a period of low growth and high uncertainty marked by long-term inflation expectations in the U.S. and globally, as well as a subdued economic recovery in subsequent years. Click the “Download the Update” button to read the full quarterly report.
Market Forecasts & Allocations
In our previous two collaborations with Oxford Economics, Geographic Diversification in Private Equity Markets and last year’s Global Macroeconomic Outlook, we described Ben’s portfolio management framework, our risk-adjusted forecasting methodology and private equity allocation views. In this quarterly letter we offer a more granular view of our medium-term forecasts (five-year horizon) for both public and private key market segments, as well as risk-adjusted allocation tilts derived from our portfolio risk management framework.
We also provide some perspective into current downside market risks by contrasting our baseline views to those obtained within the context of persistent higher inflation scenario where the Fed and other major central banks are forced to keep rates higher for longer, as described in the previous section.
Dr. Samuel Hikspoors- Chief Risk Officer, Beneficient
Alessandro Theiss- Associate Director, Oxford Economics
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