Message from John Epperson, Managing Principal, Financial Services
Dear FIEB readers,
It still seems early enough in 2022 to wish you a happy new year. Let’s hope this year marks the end of the pandemic. From what I have read, and heard, I am cautiously optimistic.
With earnings releases starting to come in, we are seeing a mixture of financial results – on both fourth quarter and year-over-year results as compared to prior periods. It is still very early in the earnings release season to speculate on how the industry fared for 2021. Of course, we will have a much better viewpoint for our next month’s issue.
Meanwhile, we continue to watch the regulatory and standard-setting landscape – especially on environmental, social, and governance criteria including climate change; digital assets; and cybersecurity – for top-of-mind issues.