Outlook: Cautious optimism prevails in harsh macro-risk environment

Duncan Kerr
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Bond markets trounced equities and M&A last year as central bank intervention and low global rates spurred a bull run in fixed income. However, as 2013 kicks off there are faint whispers of a pick-up in IPO and acquisition activity, so long as confidence is not undermined by an ugly mix of macro risks. That’s a big hope.