Recession and political fears make ECM execution difficult

By Aidan Gregory, Sam Kerr
22 Aug 2019

The return of heightened market volatility this summer has cast a shadow over final few months of 2019 for equity capital markets. Investors are weighing up whether to buy new deals in at a time of heightened geopolitical risk and deteriorating macroeconomic conditions.

Equity investors are facing both the pressures of a deteriorating global economic outlook and risks posed by the US-China trade war, Brexit and the recent collapse of the Italian government.

A number of sources speaking to GlobalCapital said that markets are taking the threat of a global downturn ...

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