Asset allocation quarterly – April 2018

10 Apr 2018

Concerns over inflation, less central bank accommodation / trade protectionism escalates / activity data disappoints / reducing equity exposure, macro view unchanged / adding to EMU duration underweight

Four key developments have led to jittery markets and higher equity volatility in Q1:

  1. concerns over inflation and reduced central bank accommodation
  2. an escalation of trade protectionism
  3. disappointing activity data, especially in Europe
  4. higher risk of more stringent regulation of the US information technology (IT) sector.
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