Is 'the ultimate test' for multi-asset funds on the cards?

Equities and bonds have moved in lockstep

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James Squires of Baillie Gifford
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James Squires of Baillie Gifford

A striking feature of the recent growth of multi-asset investment strategies is that it has come in an environment not wholly favourable to such approaches.

While these strategies have seen inflows during a long bull market, most multi-asset strategies have yet to be fully tested in volatile market conditions. That could be about to change, and it is in more challenging economic environments we believe well-diversified, flexible, long-only approaches will prove most valuable to investors. Industry Voice: Current multi asset positioning Multi-asset funds were designed primarily to give investors access to active investment across a full range of asset classes, offering diversification - and providing attractive, low-volatility retur...

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