It appears local lockdowns are effective and we would anticipate a pattern of rolling regional “releases and re-restrictions” to still allow for a solid recovery in aggregate in developed markets to the end of the year. Aside from China, which is ahead of the pack globally, emerging markets are on a similar recovery course, although a month or so behind developed markets.
Global Investment View Q4 2020
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The Global Investment Strategy Group has maintained its risk budget score of neutral (a score of 0 on a scale of -3 to +3).
The GISG remains optimistic that the impact of the resurgence of the virus in Europe will be limited and are encouraged by recent trends in the US. Whack-a-mole strategies to control it, rather than wholesale, widespread restrictions will be the order of the day.
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The South African asset allocation committee has kept its recommended asset allocation unchanged from last quarter. The key calls are a retained overweight in domestic bonds and gold.
Chris Holdsworth, Chief Investment Strategist, Investec Wealth & Investment SA
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