Tactical change - 10 September 2020

16 September 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?

Global equities delivered strong returns in August, although UK-based investors were impacted by sterling strength. While Covid-19 cases are rising in Europe and the UK, leading to travel restrictions and local lockdowns, the global economy continues to recover, albeit at a slower rate. Low interest rates and fiscal stimulus will support this. Following the strong bounce in equity markets, we have slightly reduced our overweight given ongoing economic and political risks. We have increased our overweight in commodities, given the inflation protection they provide, and trimmed the overweight in fixed income. We remain underweight in UK commercial property and cash.

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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