Tactical change – 24 March 2022

30 March 2022
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?

Market volatility spiked in early March following the invasion of Ukraine; commodity prices surged amid concerns that Russian oil and gas supplies to Europe could be stopped. Higher energy prices threaten to squeeze disposable incomes further given already high inflation and central banks now increasing interest rates to try to reign it in.

Given their negative real returns, we moved further underweight gilts and underweight (from neutral) corporate bonds, preferring short duration global high yield bonds. We added to our modest equities overweight as global growth is positive but reduced our overweight in commodities. We remain around neutral commercial property.

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

 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.

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