Tactical change - 9 July 2020

14 July 2020

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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?

Equities have recovered since March but are now marking time over warnings from central banks about long-term economic damage, particularly to the labour market, and increasing Covid-19 cases in the US. Although data continues to suggest that economies are recovering, but this will remain virus dependent. Following the strong performance of global stockmarkets and with the risk of renewed lockdowns in the US and elsewhere, we are slightly reducing equities, but remain modestly overweight. We are increasing our small overweight in gilts and remain overweight in global high yield credit. We are underweight in UK commercial property as weightings have drifted lower due to the Property fund suspension.

The article, Governed Range: How we manage Property exposure during the period of suspension, explains how we are managing Property allocations within the Governed Range portfolios while the Property fund is suspended.

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.

 OverweightNeutralUnderweight
Equities      
Property          
Commodities      
High Yield      
Gilts      
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.

About the author

Trevor Greetham

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.

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