Stock markets rebounded in June as investor sentiment recovered due to the Federal Reserve signalling it would likely cut rates in July. Trade tensions also appeared to ease as there were positive signals about a US deal with China. Despite ongoing political uncertainty and slower global growth, risk of global recession in 2020 has arguably reduced as policymakers signalled easier policies.
We have moved more overweight in equities, funded out of conventional gilts and cash-based strategies. We also added to high yield and reduced our underweight in commodities, given upside risks to oil prices.
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Directions of arrows show overall change from previous tactical change. For individual portfolio changes, please see factsheets.