The financial system itself is resilient and that the monetary and fiscal policy measures taken by central banks and governments worldwide will substantially protect the fabric of the world economy while it is in voluntarily “shut down” (on a rolling basis) to control the viral load on healthcare systems.
Global Investment View Q2 2020
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Executive view of the quarter
The Global Investment Strategy Group (GISG) has increased its risk budget score to risk on (by 0.5 on a scale of -1 to +3), from neutral previously.
We believe now is the time to add risk to portfolios. After substantial falls in price, risk assets (equities and corporate bonds in particular) have become attractively priced relative to their long-term prospects, while asset classes like sovereign fixed income now fully reflect their “insurance value”.
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The committee has increased its recommended allocation to SA government bonds. SA government debt currently trades at a significant premium to inflation as well as a significant premium to similarly rated peers.
Chris Holdsworth, Chief Investment Strategist. Investec Wealth & Investment