The unwinding of quantitative easing poses risks to the major developed economies in the months ahead. Meanwhile, many market observers have begun to fret about the possible end to the current recovery, and with it the current bull market.
On a global basis, improving economic data have continued to push global equities forward. The gradual tightening of fiscal policy bears watching, of course, yet for the moment, we see little immediate danger of a recession.
This quarter we explore the state of the global economy, searching for evidence of when the current recovery may turn. The Multi-Asset team is especially interested in finding investment opportunities for client portfolios as the cycle matures.
You can also read how active management offers engaged stewardship and responsibility as well as views on the evolving Chinese equity market and European equities.
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