Christmas Features 2017 

Asset Allocation for 2018

Asset Allocation for 2018

Even before his untimely demise on 25 December last year, George Michael’s anthem ‘Last Christmas’ ensured his association with the festive period. Granted, the investment link is tenuous, but the lyrics “I gave you my heart, but the very next day you gave it away” are a seasonal metaphor not to take yesterday’s apparently low-risk gains for granted tomorrow. Applied to the excellent performance of our tactical asset portfolios from last Christmas, the message is not to dismiss risk in 2018 on the basis of 2017’s gains, which were achieved with remarkably low volatility.

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