Market and Investment Update

Market and Investment Update

Sentiment improves as bank risks ease
5 April 2023

This note contains a section on recent developments, our views, what we are watching, and our portfolio strategy. These developments may not mean changes to your portfolio, so please contact your Client Advisor for the latest update on your portfolio.

Portfolios at a glance
Here’s how we are positioned in our flagship portfolios:
  1. Our focus on quality within fixed income, with higher-than-normal exposure in government bonds, and reduced exposure to high yield and emerging market debt;
  2. Our selection of equity investments, as several technology stocks, for instance, have performed strongly and a lower exposure to the struggling banking sector;
  3. Our strategic gold position, which proved to be a good diversifier amid rising uncertainty.
  1. We believe the ongoing reopening of China will continue to accelerate, underscoring our overweight positioning in Asia-Pacific equities.
  2. Similarly, as we approach the peak in interest rates, we remain confident in holding high quality government bonds as we believe monetary policy tightening will continue to feed through the economy with a lag, which will weigh on growth.
 Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns.

Market performance


Data as of 31/03/2023. Source: Bloomberg. Note: The Yield and P/E figures for stock markets respectively use 12m forward dividends and earnings divided by the index’s last price. For bond markets, the yield to maturity is used.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns.

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Information correct as at 5 April 2023.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns.

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