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KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the release of Mid-Year Update: Five Areas of Focus, a new mid-year global macro trends report by Henry H. McVey, KKR's Head of Global Macro and Asset Allocation ("GMAA"). "As we peer around the corner today on what tomorrow might bring, our work still leads us to forecast lower overall returns. However, against this backdrop we see attractive opportunities and therefore feel inspired to narrow our investment focus in a way in which we believe can help drive both absolute and relative outperformance." In his latest report, Henry McVey and his team outline five areas of focus for investors: 1. De-conglomeratization: Corporate spin-offs are creating 'rightsizing' opportunities 2. Experiences over things 3. Emerging markets over developed markets 4. Fixed income illiquidity premium 5. Embracing dislocation In addition to these investment themes, the report details specific macroeconomic influences that factor into the GMAA team's updated asset allocation model. McVey's outlook includes a conservative view on global inflation, margin expansion, interest rates, and oil prices in the near-term relative to the consensus. Links to access this note as well as an archive of Henry McVey's previous publications follow: