Q2 2023 Factor Performance Analysis



Global public equities close Q2 with strong returns

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Our latest Q2 factor performance analysis highlights a strong quarter for global public equities.

The global economy faced significant challenges entering 2023, yet economic activity proved to be more resilient than economists forecasted.

Find out what these trends mean and which sub-factors to keep an eye on, all in our latest global report.



View our short video and learn more about Q2 trends from our expert panel, including.

  • What factors outperformed in their respective markets in Q2 2023

  • Why global equities performed well despite inflation and high interest rates

  • How Developed Markets could be on track for a soft landing

  • Which companies led Growth‘s outperformance in the US.


About the Panel


Chris Smith-Hill, CIPM
Head of Product
Style Analytics,
part of Confluence

Chris is an expert in product management leadership and equity research. He holds a MS Economics from Portland State University, BA Political Science from University of Oregon and is CIPM certified.

Alex Lustig
Senior Consultant
Investment Metrics,
a Confluence company

Alex Lustig is a style factor and client relationships expert, joining from Style Analytics in 2021. He has completed CFA Level 1 and holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Boston University.

James Monroe, CFA
Product Manager
Investment Metrics,
a Confluence company

Jim Monroe is a product management and style factor expert, joining from Style Analytics in 2021. He holds an undergraduate degree from Boston University and is a CFA charterholder.