A look at our strategy and asset allocation for the 1st quarter of 2018.
This report outlines our strategic views on global financial markets and our corresponding asset-allocation decisions. The global economy has entered the New Year with much positive momentum: GDP growth rates have continued to edge higher, buoyed by increasing degrees of positive sentiment amongst business, consumers and investors. In addition to the self-fulfilling virtuous spiral of growth, the world economy is benefiting from more favourable economic policies, implemented by the relatively pro-business administrations in both the US and Europe. On the domestic front, political developments have also recently shifted towards being a net-positive for financial markets.