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Grabbing the wheel: putting money to work

We think an active approach to managing portfolios will carry greater rewards in this new regime of greater macro and market volatility. This is a time to grab the investing wheel – and seize the opportunities the new regime has on offer.

Investment themes


Managing macro risk

The macro outlook is more uncertain. Exposures to macro risk can be punished as well as rewarded, so we think investors should be deliberate about which exposures they take.


Steering portfolio outcomes

We believe the new regime rewards an active approach to portfolios. We don’t see one-and-done strategies working as in the past.


Harnessing mega forces

Mega forces are key drivers of the new regime, affecting the long-term growth and inflation outlook and creating shifts in profitability. We see them as a source of return now and far into the future.

Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

This material is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or financial product or to adopt any investment strategy. The opinions expressed are as of December 2023 and may change as subsequent conditions vary.

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