Q4 Asset Allocation Update

Since the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union, currency markets have been volatile but most other major markets have been remarkably resilient.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmail   by Kasim Zafar, 5th October 2016

This is despite persistently low global growth, high valuations and weak earnings.

Our outlook has changed little since Q3, and we continue to maintain a cautious stance. We hold high cash positions and are ensuring portfolios have diversified currency exposure.

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About the author: Kasim Zafar

Kasim graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physics from Imperial College and is a CFA charter holder, being a regular member of the CFA Institute and CFA UK. He has over 10 years of experience as a portfolio manager and senior analyst of global capital markets with analysis across multiple asset classes, constructing portfolios with varying risk/return objectives and active risk management processes.

Kasim acts as the portfolio manager for the EQ Investors Absolute Return, Cautious, Adventurous and High Octane portfolios. He also co-chairs our Fund Selection Committee.

When not immersed in work and family life, Kasim enjoys spending time in the kitchen practising his “cheffy” skills with both European and Asian cuisine, reflecting his mixed background.

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