A brave new world

COVID-19 has been an extraordinary event for the global economy and capital markets, and the potential duration and severity of the weakening for the global economy remains the subject of much debate. What is clear is that recent months have seen unprecedented changes that have challenged long held beliefs about investments.


Shaping the new normal


The New Normal – Business as Unusual Post COVID-19 report reveals findings from a Mercer survey exploring how institutional investors across Australia and New Zealand are thinking about opportunities under the ‘new normal’. Thirty-eight investors responded, representing over US$310 billion in funds under management. Our survey respondents reflect a broad spectrum of clients across banks, Defined Benefit (DB), Defined Contribution (DC), Endowments and Foundations (E&F) and insurance clients. 

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Survey insights



49% of respondents expect the global economic recovery to be U shaped.


33% expect de-globalisation to be the megatrend of most concern.


In a brave new world, 39% said multinationals will dominate economically.


60% consider the most important lesson to be the sticking to the long term strategic asset allocation and asset mix.



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