Risk assets remain attractive as central banks shift policy and investor sentiment based on market fundamentals starts to return, said Neill Nuttall, co-chief investment officer of the global portfolio solutions group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
With November’s planned production cut by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), global investors have sold down leveraged oil and moved to short the commodity.
Thai equities have mostly recovered after plunging in the wake of the death of the King, but now the military-appointed government is attempting to navigate official approval of a new constitution and handle the first royal succession in seven decades.
Real estate investment trusts may see total returns come off recent highs by the end of calendar year 2016, as energy infrastructure and dividend-paying stocks take the lead among equity assets that provide regular income, said Mark McAllister, senior portfolio manager at Clearbridge Investments, a Legg Mason affiliate.
Selling European equities and buying global emerging market stocks is developing into the great trend of 2016.
China’s consumption story is expanding quickly, creating some of the most appealing investment cases currently available to investors, particularly as markets are yet to fully price in the pace of urbanisation in the country, says UBP's Peng Yao.
In today’s low yield environment, traditional approaches to asset allocation may fail to provide adequate returns and may not protect investor portfolios in critical phases. The need to build more genuinely diversified portfolios is essential to enhance returns and protect against excessive drawdowns. In essence, a new approach to multi-asset investing is needed.
Investors have been pouring into income-generating products, but two big portfolio risks are coming from the US, said Edmund Yun, head of investment solutions at CIC Banque Privee in Hong Kong.
After a top management reshuffle, the UK-based boutique manager now intends to focus on expanding in Asia and the US, according to Gavin Rochussen, group executive for international business at BT Investment Management, which owns JOHCM.
Cheap financing and rate compression have boosted Singapore Reits with emerging market assets.
Relaxed regulations for Thai investors promise more access to global funds, but take-up could be slow because they compete with locally-wrapped funds, said Morningstar's senior research analyst in Thailand, Kittikun Tanaratpattanakit.
But the surge in emerging market bond prices this year is forcing investors to be more discriminating.
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