The first quarter of the year brought a new source of volatility to financial markets in the failure of two US regional banks, with serious doubts remaining over several others. Soon afterwards, the Swiss government arranged for the ailing Credit Suisse to be taken over by rival UBS at a fraction of its trading price from only 6 months earlier. But the immediate action from Central banks, including the provision of almost $400bn in additional liquidity by the Fed, has certainly settled the markets for now. This is a big shift from the Fed’s aggressive tightening plans entering the year, and to no surprise, these events have had a material impact on bond markets.

The broader market and our Listed portfolios are cycling a very challenging 2022 calendar year, where we saw double digit declines from several major asset classes. And this is causing some short-term volatility in portfolio performance over the past year. But despite this headwind, first quarter performance was strong and Lonsec’s Listed Managed portfolios remain well diversified and positioned for a range of market outcomes in what is expected to be a challenging year for the global economy in 2023.

Portfolio Manager for the Listed portfolios Dan Moradi provides a market and portfolio update, covering performance, positioning and outlook.

Market Update

Portfolio Update

Market Outlook

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