Financial information

Outlook

22 October 2019

Stimulus measures and easing of monetary policy by central banks may help to mitigate slowing global economic growth over the medium term. Geopolitical tensions and trade disputes continue to impact investor confidence. Positive momentum toward resolving these issues would likely improve confidence and the economic outlook.

Low and persistent negative interest rates and expectations of further monetary easing will adversely affect net interest income compared with last year. Our regional and business diversification, along with actions that we are taking, will help to mitigate these headwinds. Recurring revenues should also benefit from higher invested assets.

As we execute on our strategy, we are balancing investments for growth while managing for efficiency. We remain committed to delivering on our capital return objectives and creating sustainable long-term value for our shareholders.