The new podcast series aims to help listeners understand the financial risks in the current climate, hear from wealth management experts about how these risks can be managed, and identify emerging investment opportunities. From the Sino-American trade war to hiking interest, the series will explore current geopolitical and economic events with seasoned wealth management professionals, and weigh up strategies they employ to protect financial assets against these threats.
Equities First Holdings Financing: Weathering a potential global recession in 2023
Entitled Can Asia Pacific benefit from de-globalisation?, the first episode of Shelter from the Storm, elaborated on the globalised economy under threat from the pandemic, deteriorating trade relations between superpowers, Russian invasion of Ukraine, and more. Meanwhile, the second episode explored the longevity of the ‘friendshoring’ trend and possible investment strategies and economic consequences.
Next, the third episode considered risks, impacts and investment opportunities economies and investors alike would need to adapt amid climate change entails. In the midst of a potential global recession, the fourth episode considered the implications on the West, China and Asia Pacific’s economies. In response, there was also a highlight of short- and long-term planning and investment opportunities investors should be wary of.
The fifth episode focuses on the war in Ukraine. Despite entering its second year and with no end in sight, the catastrophic economic aftermath predicted a year ago did not materialise. Much of Ukrainian wheat is reaching foreign markets through the Black Sea to countries in Africa and the Middle East, whilst a mild winter has helped Western Europe avoid gas shortages, and Russia’s economy has not collapsed under the weight of Western sanctions and military aid.
As the world finds itself split into two camps, three main topics will be discussed. First, how does this balancing act affect economic prospects in Asia-Pacific. Second, the vulnerability of Asia-Pacific economies to threats of global supply of food and energy from Ukraine and Russia, should they resurface, will also be highlighted. Finally, there will be analysis regarding different effects and financial risks on the global equity and fixed income markets, as well as strategies investors could employ to protect themselves moving forward.
From hostility to construction: Establishing a brighter future with Equities First Holdings Financing
Despite friction occurring across the world, Equities First Holdings is strongly committed to solving problems through innovation – a core pillar deeply rooted in its prolonged business strategy and legacy. An adaptive player across a diversified partnership base and setting a long-term vision, Equities First Holdings strives to identify transformative investment opportunities and risk management strategies that apply even in the hardest situations.
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About Equities First Holdings
Founded in 2002, Equities First Holdings is a global investment firm specialised in long-term equities-based financing. Equities First Holdings’ equities-based financing approach overcomes traditional limitations and redefines the financing experience through providing efficient access to capital for listed companies and accredited investors, sophisticated investors, professional investors, and otherwise qualified investors (who have sufficient knowledge and experience in entering into securities financing transactions), against publicly traded securities. The total value of loans transacted is more than US$4.5 billion as of Jan 2023. Equities First Holdings’ investment strategy involves a diverse portfolio across global markets and sectors. The talented investment team analyses the alpha of its portfolio, investing in quality securities based on robust fundamental and technical analysis, risk management, and ongoing trading and portfolio rebalancing activities. Equities First Holdings’ risk management policy forbids short-selling or lending equities to third parties.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, United States, Equities First Holdings’ international footprint reaches twelve offices in eight countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, China, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and Australia. Equities First Holdings is licensed and/or registered in all jurisdictions where required. As both an equities-based financing provider and a value investor, Equities First Holdings is the pioneer of Progressive Capital – a partnership approach to investment, rooted in respect, mutual interest and understanding. Equities First Holdings delivers liquidity solutions that are vital, transformative and move partners forward.
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