Tactical change – 18 January 2018

23 January 2018
Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, has made a tactical change to the asset allocation of the Governed Portfolios (GPs) and Governed Retirement Income Portfolios (GRIPs).

What's changing?

A combination of our 'Investment Clock' moving further into 'Overheat' and positive price momentum mean that we have added to commodities at the margin, funded out of bonds. Nevertheless, we remain cautious on commodities as the Chinese economy is likely to slow, and recent US dollar weakness could reverse, in line with interest rate differentials.

We slightly increased the position in high yield bonds. We will look to maintain our overweight position in stocks; with investor sentiment so positive, we do not rule out a short-term set-back and we would use such an opportunity to increase our equity allocation.

Keep up to date with Trevor’s latest views

You can access up to date views from Trevor on the market and the movements of the Investment Clock on our Latest Investment Clock updates page.

Latest tactical positions

High Yield    
Index Linked    
Corporate Bonds    
Absolute Return Strategies (including cash)    

Directions of arrows show overall change from previous tactical change. For individual portfolio changes, please see factsheets.


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