Posts tagged with 'outlook'
The 'Next Big Thing' Is DeadRead the rest of this entry »
The “Next Big Thing” is dead, CompTIA declares in its annual IT outlook report. The trade association for the tech industry says the phenomenon of revolutionary products like smartphones is becoming less relevant “in a world defined not by ‘one big thing,’ but rather, the iterative fusion of technology building blocks coupled with a generous helping of people and process.”
That idea underlies the trends the organization believes will shape ...
Q1 Hiring Plans Are Strongest In YearsRead the rest of this entry »
The stock market may be seesawing, but employers are still bullish on hiring. Two recent surveys of hiring intention both pointed to strong plans by employers to add staff in the first quarter of this new year.
Manpower's long running Employment Outlook, based on a survey of 12,500 employers, shows 23% expect to add headcount between now and the end of March. Seasonally adjusted basis that comes out to ...
Biotech and Pharma: Outlook Is Overall PositiveRead the rest of this entry »
For the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, 2018 has proven to be a mixed bag, but with more overall positives than negatives.
In an article reviewing the year so far, and looking ahead to 2019, Peter Young president and managing director of the life science and chemicals investment banking firm Young & Partners, says drug approvals and development escalated and the emergence of new approaches in immuno-oncology, CRISPR, personalized medicine, and ...
Economic Forecast: Expect Volatility, Above Trend GrowthRead the rest of this entry »
Global growth is expected to be strong -- "above trend," is the exact language -- while in the U.S. "favorable financial conditions and stimulative fiscal policy should support economic momentum."
That's the assessment from J.P. Morgan's Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Investment Quarterly meeting. The report earlier this month raised the "Above Trend Growth" scenario by 5 percentage points to 75% for the current quarter and possibly ...
Banking's 10 Future Shock IssuesRead the rest of this entry »
2017 was a year of angst for the banking industry. Fintech, which begin its nascent ascendancy as a way to facilitate online transactions, has become both a partner and a challenger as cashless payments and virtual banking grows in popularity.
As American Banker said, "More fintech firms are being formed every day, promising to offer financial services faster and cheaper than banks, and the Silicon Valley giants are not far ...
Alternative Asset Outlook: '2018 Challenging for Many IM Firms'Read the rest of this entry »
2018 is the year the alternative asset sector may well go all-in for artificial intelligence and machine learning. That's likely to be one of the hottest trends for the industry, says Deloitte's 2018 Investment Management Outlook.
"70 percent of new hedge fund launches globally in 2018 will likely include investment processes that are supported by computer models, including AI and machine learning algorithms," says the report.
Existing funds ...
Competition Will Put Even More Pricing Pressure On Pharma This YearRead the rest of this entry »
There's no shortage of predictions about what's ahead for the pharmaceutical and biotech sector in 2018. A Google search turns up dozens of articles and that's just in the last two weeks. And the range is broad -- from predictions of quicker FDA drug approvals to an aggressive entry into the field by tech companies, especially Google and Amazon and continued consolidation of the industry.
One of the ...
2018 Hiring Outlook: More of the Same, Only TougherRead the rest of this entry »
If you thought it was tough finding the right people for your job last year, fasten your seat belt; by any measure, 2018 is going to be worse.
In just the last couple of months, a clutch of surveys and outlooks have published predicting hiring this year will be a lot like last year. The more optimistic among them, say there could be even more hiring. In this current quarter ...
What the Banking Industry Is Facing in 2018Read the rest of this entry »
Even before the Great Recession, banks were struggling to adjust to a new future driven by customer demand and technology. The latter, in fact, showed customers what was possible and they were already beginning to pressure the industry to change.
Now, from Deloitte, comes a 2018 Banking Industry Outlook that examines six "big-picture" themes -- issues each of the industry's five business segments will have to address in the next ...
Asset Managers Fear There's a Stock Market BubbleRead the rest of this entry »
Since the end of the Great Recession, the stock market has been on a gallop. Just this year, the Dow Jones opened at 19,926, pushed through 20,000 before the end of the month and went on to rocket up to over 24,100 this week.
Index funds have ridden along with the market, posting double-digit gains. Meanwhile, hedge funds have struggled just to stay in positive territory.