January 4, 2023

Performance Insights - January 2023

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Markets suffered brutal year as inflation fight intensified

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Global stock and bond markets endured one of the worst years in decades in 2022 as central banks launched increasingly aggressive measures to bring rampant (partly war-fueled) inflation under control. The ensuing seismic rotation into inflation beneficiaries and defensive plays brought big gains for energy and UK stocks — and grief for pricier tech and US stocks.

Key highlights:
  • Global Asset Classes – Broad Q4 rallies cap a bruising year
  • Global Equities – UK tops the charts in 2022; US ranks at bottom
  • Industry Performance – Energy the hands-down global winner
  • Alternative Indices – Core Infrastructure and FTSE4Good outperform in a tough year
  • Foreign Exchange – US dollar reigns

This report provides actionable insights on global performance across asset classes, regions, currencies, industries and styles, using proprietary month-end data from our flagship index families.

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