Schroders’ Head of UK & European Product & Manager Solutions, Henriette Bergh, gives her views on the year ahead for multi-asset investing and where the team are currently seeing opportunities:
- We see mixed weather with diverging monetary policies and stretched asset valuations, expecting the Federal Reserve to tighten interest rates later in the year, while the ECB, Bank of Japan and People’s Bank of China should continue with expansionary monetary policies.
- We expect to see our sunniest weather in US equities and are bullish on the dollar, although we do see potential funding issues for emerging market countries as a result of the strong dollar.
- We see some bright spots in European investment grade fixed income, which should benefit from poor issuance and spill-over effects from quantitative easing. In this low yielding environment we have seen a pick up in market volatility, from the low levels experienced previously.
Company: Schroders Date added: 05-02-2015
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