Global Investment Views - May 2018

Friday 27 April 2018

Research / Market

Global Investment Views - May 2018 - CIO Views

Charting an investment path through the fog

While in 2017 financial markets largely ignored geopolitical risks, as they were more inclined to read the Goldilocks narrative, this mood now appears to be changing. In an environment that is already becoming more volatile, amid less accommodative central banks, demanding valuations, endogenous/technical new features of the market (liquidity deteriorating, crowded trades), a significant shift in fundamentals is not required to trigger market movement. A butterfly may do the trick. At the time of writing, geopolitical events are dominating the news flow.

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