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Australia’s high net worth investors face continued uncertainty – locally and globally. So what’s the smart next step? NAB Private and JBWere CEO Justin Greiner reveals his thoughts on how best to navigate 2021.

NAB recently hosted the inaugural Capital Markets 2021 Virtual Conference for issuers and investors.

While NAB’s Commercial Property Index lifted for the second straight quarter, it was still weak and well below average.

According to BNEF, 2020 was a record year for sustainable debt issuance with annual issuance reaching US$732.1 billion across both bond and loan formats, representing a 29% uplift on 2019 levels.

With yields rising there’s been a question mark over whether the appetite for treasury bonds is falling.

Record levels of spending will call for record levels of funding this decade. That’s a golden opportunity for the private markets – and high net worth investors.

The post-Brexit trade deal and the US fiscal stimulus deal have been pushed back time and time again, but we really are at the point of no return.

Q3 2020 saw increased issuance momentum with a record US$155bn of sustainable finance debt raised fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic and global sustainability concerns.

The COVID-led economic downturn continued to weigh heavily on commercial property market sentiment in Q3.

Green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bond market nearly doubles in Q3 2020.

There have been massive falls in US equities, particularly tech stocks.

Facilitating the flow of capital towards sustainable initiatives and investing in our economy to drive recovery, create jobs and supercharge innovation has never been more important.

US equities continue to race upwards, at or near record highs.

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