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ECONOMY | 04.02.2021

 Coronavirus: financial analysis XLII

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Heading toward the new normal
In an article published in El Confidencial, Gonzalo de Cadenas-Santiago, director of macroeconomic and financial analysis at MAPFRE Economics, details the factors that will lead the world economy to grow close to its potential between this year and 2022, based on what he refers to as viral endpoints, in which a strong recovery in consumption is required.

Awaiting the digital euro

The ECB published this week that the consultation on the digital euro has achieved record feedback within the bank’s consultation process, which is evidence of society’s general interest in this payment method/financial asset. Here, Alberto Matellán, chief economist at MAPFRE Inversión, offers his views on the implications of this new digital currency.

Adapting to survive: Institutional Asset Manager survey of European asset managers

Institutional Asset Manager, a media outlet that specializes in the asset management and financial advisory industry, has just published the results of a survey of leading asset managers in Europe. Thomas Nungent, senior equity manager, was the spokesperson for MAPFRE AM, to talk about the challenges facing the sector.

Labor inclusion of people with disabilities and its relation to investment.
Citywire Selector, a media organization targeting professional investors, held a conversation with Alberto Matellán for the Why Inclusion? podcast series. Matellán defends the benefits of promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace, which is the main variable taken into account when selecting companies for the MAPFRE AM Inclusión Responsable fund portfolio.

“Italy needs a ‘whatever it takes’ policy, and if anyone can do that, it’s Draghi”

Italy is once again opting for a technocrat to lead its government out of the economic crisis, and Mario Draghi, former president of the ECB, is taking the reins. Our man Matellán gives his opinion on this in his weekly interview with Radio Intereconomía, and also talks about the GameStop phenomenon that has turned Wall Street upside down in recent weeks.