It has been a challenging period for multi-asset investors with both equity and bond markets recording some of the worse starts to a year in decades. Global equity markets fell significantly over the quarter and domestically the ASX 300 index has fallen more than 10% since the start of the calendar year. However, what has been most damaging to balanced portfolios has been the significant losses experienced in the bond markets. Bond market indices are down 10%, as persistent and high inflation has seen bond yields rise sharply. The defensive part of many investor portfolios failed when it was needed most.
Deanne Baker explains how the Multi-Asset portfolios are positioned to best navigate through the current challenging environment.
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