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ECONOMY | 23.12.2021

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What can we expect from central banks in 2022?

MAPFRE Economics analyzes the latest central bank meetings, perhaps the most important of the year, both by the US Federal Reserve, which decided to accelerate rate hikes for next year, and the European Central Bank (ECB), which put an end to the ‘pandemic bond’ program.

Soccer as a value investment alternative

José Luis Jiménez, MAPFRE’s Chief Investment Officer, and Luis García, manager of MAPFRE AM, participated in the first European conference on value investing at the Ben Graham Center. In addition to giving a general overview of the fund manager, they went into detail about the MAPFRE AM Behavioral Fund, which invests part of its portfolio in sports companies (link to video).

What are sustainable finance and ESG criteria?

Sustainable finance or Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) is a growing trend that basically consists of taking sustainability factors into account when investing, and not just mere financial profitability. In this article, we explain what ESG is and what it stands for.

Omicron, a threat to global growth?

Without having yet suffered the most severe effects of this new wave of contagions, analysts are already recalibrating growth expectations that will be affected, at least in the short term. Read below the analysis by Ismael García Puente, fund selector at MAPFRE Gestión Patrimonial.
https://www.mapfream.com/en/omicron-threat-world-growth/

Christmas ‘Rally’: “Any small change can be magnified”.

Alberto Matellán, chief economist at MAPFRE Inversión, anticipates on Radio Intereconomía several open fronts ahead of the start of the new year: the latest downward revisions in growth, Biden’s more than controversial fiscal impulse or the lurches in the Turkish lira and its possible impact on the world economy.

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