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5-year Expected Returns


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5-year Expected Returns 2022 - 2026: The Roasting Twenties

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In our 116-page outlook, we present our forecasts for the 5-year Expected Returns for all major asset classes.

Return on developed market equities


Return on emerging market equities


Return on Euro Government Bonds


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By reacting to market expectations for further easing, monetary policy becomes a distorted image of its former self. Can central banks escape the ‘hall of mirrors’?

Our 5-year Expected Returns includes:

  • The expected returns for all major asset classes for the 2020-2024 period
  • Analysis of market valuations and macro scenarios
  • Four special topics
For the outlook on long-term steady-state returns, read our Long-Term Expected Returns.

A notable shift in this year’s report is our downward revision of expected returns, owing to our view that a recession is inevitable between now and 2024.

Peter van der Welle, Multi-Asset Strategist

Special topics

In this section we address four questions faced by professional investors.

Special topics

In this section we address four questions faced by professional investors.

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‘Escaping the hall of mirrors’

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