Investment 360 Index 2021

11th October 2021
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Welcome to CIL’s fifth Investment 360 Index (I360). The I360 is based on a survey of business and investment professionals which took place in September 2021. The Index provides a snapshot of sentiment on several topics each year. Thank you to the 201 respondents who took part.


This year’s findings reveal:

  • A sharp swing to the positive when it comes to short-term sentiment…
  • …and continued (indeed slightly increased) confidence for the medium- to long-term outlook and in the investment environment
  • A busy M&A market, caveated with the belief that it should calm down a bit in the coming months
  • A strong seller’s market linked to the availability of investment capital, credit and pent-up demand
  • Support for the Bank of England and an increase in confidence towards the Government
  • Acknowledgement that taxes have to rise to help repair government finances – eventually
  • On balance, there is an appetite for fiscal policy to remain supportive in the short term
  • There is greater appetite for monetary policy to tighten in order to control credit markets which are viewed as too loose now.

We hope you find the results of interest.

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