COVID-19 One Year Later – Impact on Cost of Capital and Related Valuation Issues

May 20, 2021 | (Online)
Webcast , Countries

COVID-19 has had a profound and ongoing impact on financial markets and economies around the world. Join Carla S. Nunes and James P. Harrington of Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Business, on Thursday, May 20 at 11:30 a.m. ET for a global webcast where they will discuss COVID-19’s impact on global financial markets and cost of capital assumptions one year after the outbreak.


COVID-19 One Year Later – Impact on Cost of Capital and Related Valuation Issues


  • Update on latest real GDP growth projections for the world economy, as well as other major geographic regions, and how the speed and path of vaccine distribution is creating leaders and laggards in economic recovery
  • Overview of major central banks’ monetary policies, and associated trends in safe-haven government bond yields
  • Update on latest global stock market performance
  • Analysis of macroeconomic and financial risk indicators and their effect on the equity risk premium (ERP) in the U.S., as well as a preview of our framework to arrive at a Eurozone ERP recommendation
  • Spotlight on certain industries where market dislocations created by COVID-19 led to a significant change in industry betas
  • Brief discussion of trends in country risk in 2020 and 2021, and which countries have been most impacted by the crisis


  • Carla S. Nunes, CFA, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Business
  • James P. Harrington, Director, Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Business

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