What a year 2022 was!
No one could have anticipated how quickly events would unfold. It kicked off on a positive footing with a strengthening labour market and a growing global economy – gradually rebounding from the pandemic. It was then abruptly punctuated as geopolitical events took hold and dominated the rest of the year. In fact, the editors of the Collins Dictionary declared ‘permacrisis’ to be their 2022 word of the year. Permacrisis is defined as ‘an extended period of instability and insecurity, especially one resulting from a series of catastrophic events.’ That just about sums it up!
Our 'Year in Review' document (at the bottom of the page) provides a whistlestop tour of the last 12 months, looking at some key events in 2022 that impacted the global economy and markets, and looks ahead to what 2023 may have in store.