Global equities rose again in October in local currency terms as investors focused on the supportive monetary policies of central banks and US-China trade talks moved towards an agreement. Given inflation remains muted, we expect lower interest rates to trigger a mini cyclical upswing. Having been broadly constructive on the outlook for stocks all year, despite mixed economic data; we have increased our overweight position in equities. In addition, we have increased our allocations to commodities and global high yield bonds. Against this, with bond yields remaining close to historical lows, we have further reduced our holdings of government bonds.
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Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management
Trevor Greetham is a portfolio manager at Royal London Asset Management. Prior to joining Royal London in 2015, Trevor was asset allocation director for Fidelity Worldwide Investment, where he was responsible for implementing tactical investment decisions across a wide range of institutional and retail funds including the Fidelity Multi Asset Strategic Fund.