Click here for the Friday Reading Search, a searchable archive of reading and knowledge resources

Since March 2020, Airmic has been issuing Friday Reading, a curated series of readings and knowledge resources sent by email to Airmic members. The objective of Airmic Friday Reading was initially to keep members informed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, Airmic Friday Reading has evolved in scope to include content on a wide range of subjects with each email edition following a theme. This page is a searchable archive of all the readings and knowledge resources that have been shared.

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Mercer, 1st February 2022
Friday Reading Edition 104 (29th April 2022)
Investors should stay restrained and not overreact. Positioning portfolios for the unfolding of geopolitical events whilst they are already developing requires an ability to see into the future. History has shown us that sell-offs driven by geopolitics can be so short-lived that even clairvoyant investors may struggle to time them.
World Economic Forum, 25th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 91 (28th January 2022)
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) painted a downbeat picture of the global economic outlook, as it revised down its growth forecasts citing supply disruptions and the ongoing pandemic as two factors hampering recovery.
United Nations, 11th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 131 (18th November 2022)
Trade policy actions on food and fertilisers have risen sharply since the start of the war in Ukraine. This adds to trade measures implemented to respond to potential domestic food shortages at the beginning of the pandemic.
World Economic Forum, 11th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 95 (25th February 2022)
The 17th edition of the Global Risks Report identifies tensions that will result from diverging trajectories and approaches within and between countries and then examines the risks that could arise from such tensions. This year’s report also highlights the implications of these risks for individuals, governments and businesses.
International Monetary Fund (IMF), 10th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 132 (25th November 2022)
Global economic activity is experiencing a broad-based and sharper-than-expected slowdown, with inflation higher than seen in several decades. The cost-of-living crisis, tightening financial conditions in most regions, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the lingering COVID-19 pandemic all weigh heavily on the outlook.
KPMG, 1st December 2021
Friday Reading Edition 87 (17th December 2021)
As presented by Yael Selfin, Chief Economist at KPMG UK, on Airmic LIVE earlier this week – the emergence of the Omicron variant throws a spanner in the economic recovery, elevating the level of uncertainty about the recovery path from the pandemic. While the impact is not expected to be as severe as at the start of the pandemic, or even the beginning of this year, increased uncertainty and the potential reintroduction of social distancing measures could see output fall.
Aviva, 1st November 2021
Friday Reading Edition 79 (22nd October 2021)
This report is report designed to help UK businesses understand the unique risks they face and plan for the future. It found unsurprisingly that public health events topped businesses' key risks followed by changes in legislation and business interruption.
Aviva, 1st November 2021
Friday Reading Edition 53 (9th April 2021)
The risks businesses face are increasingly complicated and interconnected. We’re seeing the rise of non-physical risks like cyber and an uncertain legislative agenda. This risk insights report found, unsurprisingly, that public health events topped businesses' key risks followed by changes in legislation and business interruption.
Chatham House, 17th August 2021
Friday Reading Edition 71 (20th August 2021)
Taliban victories have been aided by dismal political leadership in Kabul, but showing Afghans – and the world – they can run a country will not be so easy.
KPMG, 1st June 2021
As restrictions are lifted and consumers flock back, we are expecting a robust recovery ahead. Some sectors, such as manufacturing and construction, have already recovered most of the ground lost last year, while for sectors such as hospitality and personal services, the big times are now.