Asset Allocation Strategy
First Quarter Managed Funds Report
Mon 22nd February, 2021

Despite the lingering shadow of COVID-19 in much of the world, we believe prospects for risk assets remain constructive over the coming year.

The global vaccine rollout will allow global activity to normalise, and economic growth will improve quite markedly as we move through 2021. This will facilitate a strong global earnings recovery over the next couple of years.

Near-zero rates, massive fiscal stimulus, and high household savings rates are laying the foundations for a synchronised global economic recovery that will likely surprise to the upside. Equities – particularly lagging cyclical and value names – should climb higher over the coming year as economic growth bounces back.

Against this backdrop of recovery, our quarterly managed funds report outlines the pathway best-suited to deliver on our current asset allocation strategy. As well as featuring the funds best placed to implement our tactical asset allocation position, we:

  • Detail our case for an allocation to private equity
  • Detail our case for an allocation to infrastructure
  • Provide a monthly and quarterly manager performance update

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    Written by

    David Cassidy , Head of Investment Strategy

    David is one of Australia’s leading investment strategists.

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