7 February 2024

The world has experienced unprecedented volatility and uncertainty across wide aspects of society, exacerbated by geopolitical instability, climate change and post-pandemic structural shifts. So much so that some posit that the world has gone beyond Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) and may be more aptly described as Brittle, Anxious, Non-linear and Incomprehensible (BANI). Having said that, the disruption to our paradigms and the breakthroughs in environmental cooperation and technology offer us opportunities to find better and more resilient ways to interact with each other and the world.

This article by Allen & Gledhill Managing Partner Jerry Koh shares eight trends that may shape both the dangers and opportunities in the Year of the Dragon:

  1. Increasingly complex and brittle geopolitical landscape 
  2. Year of elections 
  3. Prioritising the environment 
  4. Digital disruption 
  5. Hopes of economic revival 
  6. Comeback of public capital markets? 
  7. Return of REITs? 
  8. Private funds growing from strength to strength 

To read the article, please click here.