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Weekly Insight: Too frothy?

Equity valuations soared in 2019, as loose financial conditions drove price/earnings ratios higher; By sector, tech and consumer discretionary have seen the biggest valuation gains, health care, banks and utilities have lagged; Early U.S. bank earnings have largely beat expectations, with particular strength in trading revenues, upbeat guidance; Global debt hits record of 322% of GDP in Q319; refinancing this year will top $19 trillion across mature and EMs; Electric vehicle sales growing rapidly alongside declining input costs; market share seen rising to 30% by 2030

January 2020 Global Debt Monitor: Sustainability Matters

The global debt-to-GDP ratio hit a new all-time high of over 322% in Q3 2019, with total debt reaching close to $253 trillion. Global debt is set to grow faster in 2020 and is estimated to exceed $257 trillion by the end of Q1 2020, driven mainly by non-financial sector debt. 

Weekly Insight: Liquidity trumps geopolitics

Amid easier financial conditions and ample liquidity, rising geopolitical tensions leave markets unfazed; With reliance on debt financing on the rise, the global bond universe is fast approaching $120 trillion; Cheap debt and subdued post-crisis equity returns in many markets weigh on IPO activity; Plummeting SOFR-linked issuance in Q4 2019 highlights concerns over transition away from USD LIBOR; China to launch national carbon emissions trading scheme in 2020

Green Weekly Insight: Carrots and Sticks: the EU's Green New Deal

As a roadmap to carbon neutrality by 2050, the Green New Deal is seeking profound structural change in the EU’s growth model—in production, consumption, investment and saving.

IIF SFWG Letter to the NGFS re: Climate Risk Analysis and Measurement 

A letter from the IIF SFWG to the NGFS regarding climate risk analysis and measurement urging central banks and supervisors to seek alignment on approach. 

IIF December Global Regulatory Update 

The December 2019 IIF Global Regulatory Update provides updates on current work streams. 

Green Weekly Insight: Materiality matters

Sustainability accounting hits the big time; Overwhelming demand for ESG data—over 55 data/service providers compete in this $600 million market; Flows to ESG-dedicated ETFs set to top $40 billion in 2019—up over 20% from 2018 levels; New issuance of sustainable debt and loans has surged more than 40% to some $380 billion in 2019; Firms are affected differently by ESG issues—further research needed on “materiality” factors at sector and industry level    

Green Weekly Insight: Climate Science is the New Rocket Science

Reflecting the rapidly growing demand for sustainability-themed research, we will from time to time be publishing a Green Weekly Insight focused entirely on ESG and sustainable finance. Comments and suggestions welcome!

AATG Episode 4: Mike Ferguson, S&P Global Ratings’ Director of Sustainable Finance

S&P Global Ratings’ Director of Sustainable Finance, Mike Ferguson, at the IIF's AMM

Global Debt Monitor - November 2019

Global debt surged by $7.5 trillion in H1 2019, hitting a new record of over $250 trillion. With no sign of a slowdown, we expect the global debt load to exceed $255 trillion in 2019—largely driven by the U.S. and China.

 

 

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