Global Investment View Q4 2018
Your look into the most important investor insights for the quarter
Introduction to the latest quarter
Executive view of the quarter
However the combination of a soft spot in Europe, a strengthening US dollar and a highly aggressive US stance on trade has cast its durability into doubt.
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Insights from the GISG
Key investor insights from the Q4 report
In the Q4 report, the GISG offers comprehensive insight into global investment trends and potential icebergs. Here are some of the key take outs:
Going into the fourth quarter of 2018, we as the South African Asset Allocation Committee are more upbeat – SA risk assets are at similar, if not better, valuation levels than they were before Cyril Ramaphosa won the ANC leadership race last December.
Paul McKeaveney, Chairman of the Asset Allocation Committee, Investec Wealth & Investment SA
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Outside of the “fragile five” (Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey) the world is largely still enjoying synchronised growth in all of its key economic blocks (the US, Europe and China-centric emerging markets) for the first time since the Great Financial Crisis.
Investec Wealth & Investment UK and Chairman of the Global Investment Strategy Group, John Haynes, Head of Research
How we set our risk budget
Our Global Investment Strategy Group on how they set the risk budget and their outlook for the rest of 2017.
Our view is that China is, at worst, going to reveal a very soft landing for its economy. Satisfactory growth will be sustained, as will the demand for metals and minerals, for which China has become the largest buyer by far.
Brian Kantor, Chief Economist and Strategist, Investec Wealth & Investment SA
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