As we reach the midway point of 2023, investors continue to navigate a unique set of challenges that have caused, at times, volatile financial markets. Investors face concerns from geopolitical crises and supply chain issues, to inflation and rising interest rates and the ongoing possibility of a recession. The State of Wisconsin Investment Board has worked to meet the challenges head on. But what lies ahead for the second half of 2023? Will the Federal Reserve rethink its most recent decision to pause interest rate hikes? Will inflation start to ease? And will the U.S. face a a recession?
In this episode of The SWIB Podcast, SWIB’s Head Economist and Asset and Risk Allocation Chief Investment Officer Todd Mattina talks about what all these headline grabbing issues mean for investors and the WRS. Todd shares his thoughts on the first half of 2023 and his perspective on what the economic outlook is for the remainder of the year.