Global Intelligence: 2014 Outlook - what can investors expect?

Global Intelligence | December 03, 2013

Manulife Asset Management’s investment and economic experts preview the year ahead and the potential challenges and opportunities for investors in 2014.

Economic and political uncertainties, a potential QE taper, rising interest rates in some countries, plummeting rates in others – 2014 has the makings of a dramatic year for market watchers. Manulife Asset Management’s investment and economic experts preview the year ahead and the potential challenges and opportunities for investors in 2014. Click here to read the Global Intelligence: 2014 Outlook report.

Hear directly from Bill Cheney, Manulife Asset Management’s Chief Economist on the main risks and opportunities he sees in the global economy in the year ahead. Click on the video player below hear his views.


As investors try to navigate the markets, buffeted by issues such as a QE taper, elections and reform agendas, click on Manulife Asset Management’s infographic which charts some of the events that investors need to have on their radar for 2014.

The Year Ahead: What can investors expect? - infographic

Get first hand insight from Manulife Asset Management’s investment experts into the outlook for individual markets and asset classes across the globe in the coming year and beyond.

Download the full Global Intelligence 2014 Outlook or click on the individual sections below.

Taper Talk Charting the unprecedented territory of the Fed’s QE taper
Speed Bumps Ahead? Risks to navigate in 2014
On Our RadarPotentially pivotal events in the coming year
The 2014 Economic Outlook Brightening global growth prospects for 2014
2014 Market Outlook: Equities
Global Equities A story of corporate earnings growth
North American Equities US Equities - Rallying back to normal; Canadian Equities: Looking for cash flow yields
Asia Equities A tale of two regions — North and South Asia
European Equities Recovery in sight? 
2014 Market Outlook: Fixed Income
Global Fixed Income Interesting opportunities, if you know where to look
North American Fixed Income Significant opportunity in corporate debt
Asia Fixed Income Opportunities abound for selective credits and currencies
The Five-Year View Our Portfolio Solutions Group on factors shaping markets through 2018

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