Disruptor SeriesSM

A quarterly insight and event series providing distinct perspectives on critical issues facing the capital markets.



Q2 Topic: Deglobalization

For decades, globalization’s rise has driven down inflationary pressures and yields, thus increasing corporate profit margins, valuations in equity markets, and bond prices.

But with COVID-19, and most recently in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, we’ve witnessed its vulnerabilities. Portfolio construction approaches must adapt to a structurally very different backdrop in order to do service to the largest retiring generation in developed market history.

Portfolio construction must adapt to this first major structural turning point in the investment landscape in 40 years. Join us as we explore deglobalization in AB’s Disruptor Series and discuss:

  • Pressures that globalization has faced over the past several years
  • What this means for growth and real return expectations in the coming years
  • The urgent risk investors face if they do not begin to make modifications to portfolio design
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Deglobalization, Reversals in the Supercycle and What it Means for Portfolio Construction



Deglobalization, Supercycle Reversals and Future of Portfolio Construction

The Powerful Supercocktail that Contributed to Globalization
The Powerful Supercocktail that Contributed to Globalization

AB Chief Market Strategist, Rick Brink, provides a detailed view of market contributors and what it means moving forward.

Is Deglobalization the End of Equity Returns as We Know Them?
Is Deglobalization the End of Equity Returns as We Know Them?

Given the combination of higher inflation, a shift in the path of real rates, and starting valuations where they are, AB equity experts discuss the need to clearly focus on finding that real return outlook.

Deglobalization and the Future of Portfolio Construction
Deglobalization and the Future of Portfolio Construction

The potential for deglobalization and the reversal of other secular trends is likely to squeeze returns, requiring investors to take a fresh look at portfolio design.

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