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Capital Markets Sentiment Report


This report’s data comes from five poll questions answered during a live Chatham webinar held on September 21, 2023, hosted by Amol Dhargalkar and Jackie Bowie. We polled over 1,500 respondents spanning various industries, including commercial real estate, corporates, financial institutions, and private equity. Download the report to see finance professionals' insights on critical economic topics.

Key takeaways

  • Nearly 60% of respondents expect a recession in the U.S. by the first half of 2024, while an optimistic 25% do not anticipate a recession in the next 12 to 15 months.
  • Over 40% plan to refinance more than 25% of their outstanding debt in the next two years.
  • Nearly 25% of finance professionals plan to incorporate private capital into their financing strategy in 2024 or 2025.

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