Trends and risks of the Italian financial system in a comparative perspective (2 August 2021)

The Report analyses the dynamics of financial markets in the first half of 2021, highlighting the main vulnerabilities in the context of the crisis triggered by the pandemic, and it explores some of the issues related to the development of sustainable finance and crypto assets. The Report is divided into eight sections. Section 1 shows the impact of the crisis on economic activity. Section 2 analyses the monetary and fiscal policy measures adopted by national and European authorities to tackle the negative effects of the crisis. Sections 3 and 4 examine equity and bond market trends, respectively. The next three sections analyse the impact of the crisis on non-financial corporations, banks and households. Section 8 examines the main trends of the mutual fund industry.