Asset Benchmark Research (ABR) conducts in-depth, product-specific surveys on Asia's financial markets. We partner with leading international and regional banks, asset managers and non-profit organizations to help develop the market by bridging the information gap and needs between investors, issuers and financial intermediaries. By accessing senior corporate decision-makers and institutional investors we provide accurate quantitative and qualitative data to assist in management decisions.
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Peer-generated performance rankings
In 2019, the US Federal Reserve quickly ended its tightening cycle, cut interest rates three times and reversed its balance-sheet normalization plan. China’s credit crunch also shifted to a modest expansion. The European Central Bank restarted asset purchases and emerging market central banks entered into a rate cut cycle. Driven by abundant liquidity from global policymakers, a stark contrast to the environment in 2018, asset prices rallied across the board with handsome returns from stocks, bonds, commodities, precious metals and real estate in 2019.