On 9 December, FCLTGlobal hosted a webinar for the launch of the 2021 edition of FCLTCompass, our annual report and interactive dashboard that analyzes 10+ years of financial data to reveal important insights regarding the state of worldwide capital markets.
During this virtual event, our panel of experts debate the findings of our new report, which pinpoints critical changes in capital allocation trends over the past year, corporate and investor resilience, and the dynamic between interconnected markets and disconnected responses to COVID-19.
FCLTGlobal was joined in conversation by:
Participants emphasized that:
1. Governments responded to the COVID-19 crisis with well coordinated monetary and fiscal action. The exogenous nature of the pandemic enabled governments across the globe to respond with more integrated stimulus programs relative to previous crises that had been driven by moral hazard.
2. Braced by this strong policy support, companies were able to stay the course on their long term strategies. With strong signals that governments would step in to support workers, companies sustained their R&D and CapEx spend, with many doubling down on strategic investments as the crisis accelerated trends like digitalization.
3. Looking ahead, a downturn could trigger widespread short term behavior. Savers who entered the market during the last decade’s bull run have never experienced a downturn and risk overreacting if real market volatility returns.
Climate | Video
6 December 2021 - On 6 December, FCLTGlobal hosted a webinar with corporate and finance leaders following the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). COP26 took place in the face of a rapidly growing consensus about the worsening impacts of the climate crisis. Governments and non-state actors alike are starting to understand that urgent and ambitious action is needed from all stakeholders to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.
5 December 2022 - An annual benchmarking tool tracking long-term investments on a global scale. This project anchors long-term investing to quantitative data reported in years and dollars, painting a clearer picture of the status quo and framing the conversation around sustainable finance in a more actionable light for the first time.